Rhode Island

Located in the Northeastern regions of the United States.

Rhode Island USA Location

Total Population: 1,1 Million Residents

Capital City: Providence

Largest Cities:
Providence: 178,042
Warwick: 82,672
Cranston: 80,387

Bordering States - Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York

Some Famous People From Rhode Island

Nap Lajoie - Baseball Player From Woonsocket

Robert Aldrich - Film Director From Cranston

Bill Conti - Film Music Composer And Often The Conductor At The Academy Awards. Born In Providence

Ruth Hussey - Actress From Providence

Abby Rockefeller - A Prominent Socialite And Philanthropist From Providence

Cormac McCarthy - Novelist And Playwright From Providence

Recommended Places To See In Rhode Island

The Old Slater Mill - Pawtucket

International Tennis Hall of Fame - Newport

Newport Mansions - Newport

History Of Rhode Island

Rhode Island is the smallest of the U.S. states. Rhode Island was founded by Roger Williams in 1636, who had been banished from the Massachusetts colony for his advocacy of religious tolerance and the separation of church and state. Rhode Island was the first British colony in America to formally declare its independence, doing so on May 4, 1776. During the colonial period, Newport was a major hub for shipping and trade. From the 1860s to the 1880s, most of the immigrants were from Sweden, Germany, England, Ireland and Quebec.

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