What regions is Rhode Island in?
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Answer . For informal picnics, Goddard Park in East Greenwich is a nice choice -- so is Fort Adams in Newport (though smaller). In Bristol, Colt State Park is big. You can also hold picnics at Roger Williams Park in Providence. For something more formal, you might want to check out Newport Yac…hting Center, Eisenhower House or Belle Mer in Newport. Mount Hope Farm is another formal outdoor venue in Bristol. (MORE)
Rhode Island became a united colony in 1644. It declared independence from Britain on May 4, 1776, the first colony to do so. RI was the last of the original 13 colonies to be admitted to the union, doing so on May 29, 1790.
The state known as Rhode Island official name is The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. It was named Rhode Island after the Native American's who had lived there. The name Providence Plantation comes in from when parts of the state of Massachusetts.
"Rhode Island" was either named for the Isle of Rhodes (in the Mediterranean Sea) or for its red clay (the Dutch explorer Adriaen Block may have named it "Roodt Eylandt" meaning Red Island in Dutch). Rhode Island was the original name ( ile de rods , Rhod-Island ) and still the official name of …Aquidneck Island, the largest of the three large islands in Narragansett Bay. The island and the mainland Providence Plantations combined to form the US state. Roger Williams and others negotiated the purchase of the island from the natives in 1638, and settlements were established at Pocasset (Portsmouth), and at Newport in 1639. The official name of the state of Rhode Island is actually "The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations." While the whole state is not an island, the official Rhode Island is the island commonly referred to today as Aquidneck Island. So Rhode Island refers to Aquidneck Island, while Providence Plantations refers to the mainland portion of the state. (MORE)
The state of Rhode Island is in the northeastern part of the UnitedStates, in an area of the country known as New England. Connecticutis to the west, and Massachusetts is to the north and east.Directly to the south is the Atlantic Ocean, while the easternmosttip of Long Island (part of New York Stat…e) lies off to thesouthwest. (MORE)
Rhode Island is not an island, although it includes some. It isa US state on the Atlantic coast south of Massachusetts and east ofConnecticut. . Rhode island is better than any other of the loser states
They are in the region known as New England. This region consists of New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut. For more information, visit the related link.
They were Dutch. First landing in 1614 (Adriaen Block), followed in1625 by the Dutch West India Company. People that had problems withthe church in Massachusettes moved to Rhode Island.
The bodies of water in Rhode Island are the Blackstone, Pawcatuck,Pawtuxet, Sakonnet and Wood Rivers. The largest inland body ofwater is the Scituate Reservoir
Rhode Island was a charter colony and one of the original 13colonies. Rhode Island was founded on May 29, 1790 by RogerWilliams.
Colonial Rhode Island did not have a lot of imports, exports, andtrade. Early settlers in Rhode Island made some money by sellingnursery products and flowers.
The Dutch never came to or settled in Rhode Island. Dutch Jews fleeing Recife, Brazil settled Rhode Island and named it Rood Eylandt since its clay looked Ruby Red from a distance. They attributed the discovery of the island as an omen of riches to come...new land of wealth. These Jews became extrem…ely wealthy over time trading in whale oil, slaves and rum. Their refusal to pay taxes on this wealth to England contributed to the start of the American revolution. During the revolution, the Island was bombarded by the British and the Jews fled to NY City where they settled in a more permanent fashion. (MORE)
besause it has a lot of oceans. It got its nick name little roodie Because it is one of the. smallest states Because of several large bays and inlets that amount to about 30% of its total area.
Long Island, with an area of about 1,400 square miles, is larger than Rhode Island, which takes up about 1,040 square miles.
Some would like to believe that Rhode Island is named for the Agean Isle of Rhodes which is unlikely but remotely possible. The State adheres to the Dutch West India Company name of Roodt Eyelandt.
Origin of the Name Rhode Island - Rhode Island was either named for the Isle of Rhodes (in the Mediterranean Sea) or for its red clay (the Dutch explorer Adriaen Block may have named it "Rood Eylandt" meaning Red Island, in Dutch).
Rhode Island is part of the "New England" region, also referred to as the "northeast".
Over 30. Aquidneck is the largest, Conanicut is the second largest and Prudence ranks third.
Because his name was Roger and he found Rhode Island. So he could name it whatever he wanted. So obvioiusly he named it after himself.
When did the British claim the regions bordering the Atlantic Ocean such as Massachucets Connectict and Rhode Island?
While counter claims existed, it was all settled with the end of the Seven Years War when France ended it claims in North America in 1763.
Rhode Island boasts 36 islands including Newport, Jamestown, and Block Island along with its mainland. That is c.o.o.l.
rhode island was found by a explorer the Indian shared the land it was not bought or stolen.
Rhode Island was the previous name of a former colony which was an island itself (today it is known as Aquidneck Island). In what is now mainland Rhode Island was called Providence. The two colonies combined and kept the name Rhode Island, naming the capital Providence.
Rhode Island is the smallest state in the country, so it depends on which part of Rhode Island you live in to get to Newport, RI.
Early settlers were religious dissidents and exiles. The title was renewed in the pre Revolutionary War years as the center for smuggling to avoid tarriffs and in the post Revolutionary War years as the center for slavers. It was the home port for a variety of unsavory people.
According to the New York Times Almanac, Rhode Island was named after the Mediterranean island of Rhodes. It's nicknames include Ocean State and Little Rhody. Wikipedia's article about the origin of the name states that the Dutch named the area "Roodt Eylandt" which means "red island" because of the… red clay that lines the shore. (MORE)
It was settled by people coming from England and elsewhere in Europe as well as from other existing colonies to have a better life and to practice their faith withe tolerance from their neighbors.
On June 1, 1832, Native American Amasa Walmsley was executed in apublic square in Providence, Rhode Island, before a crowd of ten tofifteen thousand spectators. A year later, Rhode Island stoppedpublic executions.
Because they practiced freedom of religion did not mean that they condoned freedom from religion. That concept was not yet developed as human right among colonists. The accepted early colonists were all trinitarian protestants. It would take time to become an all inclusive society where Catholics we…re welcome, longer for Judaism to be accepted and much longer for agnostics and atheist's to be welcomed. (MORE)
Rapidly and more orderly then others in part because the number of freeman was quite large compared to indentured servants thanks to the Massachusetts Bay Colony's practice of expelling dissident Puritans. These joined the colony bringing with them the essential experience, tools, equipment, livesto…ck and servants to get a farm or other enterprise up and running in days or weeks compared to a shipload arriving from the Old World which would require a year or more of trial and error to become self sufficient. (MORE)
Some were shipbuilders, many were farmers, foresters and fisherman, a few were smiths, masons or craftsmen and a rare few were common laborers and a very few were imported slaves.
ANSWER: Out of all of the 13 American Colonies, Rhode Island was the only one to recognize the philosophy of "freedom of religion." You had a variety of religions that included: Quakers, Jews, Protestant's, Catholic, Independent and others.
All US states and territories, including RI, honor each other's requests for extradition - there are no 'safe-haven' states - It is impossible to know with certainty whether a particular state will choose to extradite you for a particular offense, or not , there are simply too many variables. It ma…y depend, in part, on the offense and the seriousness of it, and/or how badly they want you returned - most states WILL extradite for felony offenses and crimes of violence. (MORE)
They did have indentured servants in Rhode Island. They would serve for 2-7 years, and then they would get a free piece of land. Indentured servants came to the colonies when they wanted to get away from their old life and get a new one.
There are two theories 1)it was named after the Greek island of Rhodes 2) when a Dutch explorer passed it he called it an island ofreddish appearance in 17th century dutch it would have been enrodish eyland
Currently the Irish and Italian have the largest percentage at 19%each and French Canadians represent 17.5% of the residents. Thenthere are the Russians.
The Astors' Beechwood Mansion, 580 Bellevue Ave., Newport / 846-3772 This Italianate house was built in 1857 to the designs of Alexander Jackson Downing and Calvert Vaux. Purchased by the Astor family in 1881, the house was the social center for New York Society during the Gilded Age. Babcock…-Smith House , 124 Granite St., Westerly / 596-4424 Early Georgian-style home of Dr. Joshua Babcock, Westerly's first physician, postmaster, and frequent host of Benjamin Franklin. Later owned by Orlando Smith, who led Westerly to be one of the country's leading granite centers. Baker Street Fire Museum, 42 Baker St., Warren Built in 1846 for the "Narragansett Fire Engine No. 3," this historic fire station houses a collection of antique engines and pumps. Belcourt Castle , 657 Bellevue Ave., Newport / 846-0669 Richard Morris Hunt designed this 60-room "summer cottage" in the style of Louis XIII. Belcourt Castle was built in 1891-94 for Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont, grandson of Commodore Matthew Perry and son of August Belmont, "The King of Fifth Avenue." Blithewold Mansion , Gardens and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Rd. (Rt. 114), Bristol / 253-2707 A gracious turn-of-the-century summer estate, featuring a stately mansion and 33 acres of landscaped grounds. The Breakers , Ochre Point Ave., Newport / 847-1000 Built in 1895 for Cornelius Vanderbilt, The Breakers is probably the most palatial of Newport's mansions. Richard Morris Hunt designed the 70-room mansion in the Italian Renaissance style. Briggs-Boesch Farm , 830 South Rd., East Greenwich | 884-5118 A 72-acre property owned by the Town of East Greenwich. The farmhouse, bank farm, outbuilding, stone walls, Briggs family burying ground, wells, and fields tell the history of the farm from the 1600s to the present. Bristol Historical & Preservation Society and Library, 48 Court St. Bristol / 253-7223 Formerly Bristol's "Old Gaol," the building was erected in 1828 from stones used for ballast in Bristol's ships. The museum contains more than 300 years of Bristol's rich historical relics and a genealogical library. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Colt State Park, off Rt. 114, Bristol / 253-9062 A working 18th-century farm set on 35 acres in Colt State Park. Animals and farm buildings, including a barn, spring house, cooling house, and blacksmith shop. The Elms , Bellevue Ave., Newport / 847-1000 Mansion built in 1901 and modeled after the early 18th-century Chateau of Asnieres near Paris. Bronze and marble statues, fountains, terraces and gazebos are scattered among the gardens. Fort Adams , Fort Adams State Park, off Harrison Ave., Newport / 841-0707 Engineering and architectural landmark which served the United States from 1824 to 1950. The massive stone fort was designed to mount 464 cannon and be garrisoned by 2,440 soldiers in wartime. Four Corners Arts Center , 3852 Main Rd., Tiverton / 624-2600 The Center is located in the historic Soule-Seabury House, built c. 1800. The landscaped grounds are used for exhibits, concerts, outdoor dance, sculpture, theater, and a variety of other special events. The General Nathanael Greene Homestead at Spell Hall , 50 Taft St., Coventry / 821-8630 Nathanael Greene was Washington's most trusted Major General and strategist during the Revolutionary War. Built in 1770, the well-preserved house displays period furnishings and Greene family memorabilia. Gilbert Stuart Museum , 815 Gilbert Stuart Rd. (between Rts. 1 and 1A), Saunderstown / 294-3001 Birthplace of Gilbert Stuart, one of America's foremost portrait painters, best known for his paintings of George Washington. Period furnishings, the first American snuff mill, and a water wheel. Governor Henry Lippitt House , 199 Hope St., Providence / 453-0688 Built in 1865, this Renaissance Revival-style mansion features a Victorian interior design, brass chandeliers, family china, handcarved woodwork, paintings, and period furnishings. Governor Sprague Mansion , 1351 Cranston St., Cranston / 944-9226 A furnished 28-room mansion built in 1790 by the politically and financially prominent Sprague family. Birthplace of two Rhode Island governors. Governor Stephen Hopkins House , 15 Hopkins St. (at Benefit St.) Providence Hopkins was ten times Governor of Rhode Island and signed the Declaration of Independence. His home (1707) is one of Providence's oldest surviving buildings. Hanson Memorial Armory , 33 Dorr Dr., Chepachet The headquarters of the Gloucester Light Armory, chartered in 1774. Formerly the addition to a ca. 1850 schoolhouse. Hearthside , 677 Great Road, Lincoln A unique stone house built in 1810, Hearthside is one of the finest examples of Federal-style houses in the state. It is a key landmark on Great Road, one of the oldest thoroughfares in America. Herreshoff Marine Museum , 1 Burnside St., Bristol / 253-5000 From 1863 to 1945, the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, produced the world's finest yachts. The museum includes the old family homestead, seven former company buildings, and a large portion of the company waterfront. International Tennis Hall of Fame , 194 Bellevue Ave. Newport / 849-3990 The world's largest tennis museum and was built in 1880 and hosted the U.S. National Lawn Tennis Championships (U.S. Open) from 1881 to 1915. It holds a vast collection of tennis history and memorabilia. Jamestown Windmill, North Rd. Jamestown / 423-1798 This ca. 1787 windmill ground corn for 109 years until it ceased operation in 1896. John Brown House , 52 Power St., Providence / 331-8575 Built in 1786-88 by an merchant involved in the China Trade, this Georgian-style mansion is furnished with fine examples of Colonial antiques and decorative arts. John Hunt House, Hunts Mill Rd. (off Pleasant St.), East Providence / 438-1750 This ca. 1770 Georgian-style house is located in a rural setting and features a furnished parlor and bedroom. Judge Samuel Randall House, 31 Baker St., Warren James Maxwell built this Federal house as a wedding present for his daughter. Exhibits and memorabilia furnished by the Warren Preservation Society. Kentish Guards Armory, 90 Peirce Street, East Greenwich / 884-3183 The headquarters of the Kentish Guards, chartered in 1774. Gen. Nathanael Greene, George Washington's second in command, was a member. The Greek Revival-style armory was built in 1843. Linden Place , 500 Hope St., Bristol / 253-0390 A ca. 1810 Federal-style mansion designed by Russell Warren for General George DeWolf. Sculptures on the landscaped grounds. Looff Carousel, end of Bullock's Point Ave., East Providence / 433-2828 Built in 1895 and designed by Charles Looff, the restored carousel features 56 hand carved wood jumping horses, 6 stationary horses, 4 chariots, a camel, and a Wurlitzer military band organ. Lysander and Susan Flagg Museum and Cultural Center , 209 Central St., Central Falls / 727-7440 The former home of a Civil War veteran and library benefactor. Local history told by maps, newspapers, photographs, paintings, and artifacts. Marble House , Bellevue Ave., Newport / 847-1000 Built for William K. Vanderbilt in 1892 and designed by Richard Morris Hunt, the columned white mansion recalls 17th- and 18th-century French chateaux of the Louis XIV period. Maxwell House , corner of Church and Water Sts., Warren Built between 1752 and 1756 by the Reverend Samuel Maxwell, it is the oldest brick dwelling in Warren. The house is maintained as a working museum. Mount Hope Farm, 250 Metacom Ave., Bristol / 254-1745 This picturesque 127-acre gentleman's farm overlooks Mount Hope Bay. The house was built in 1745 and expanded in the 1840s, 1890s, and 1950s. Senator William Bradford entertained George Washington here in 1793. Museum of Natural History and Cormack Planetarium , Roger Williams Park, Providence / 785-9457 Built in 1894-95, this French Chateau-style museum displays wildlife, rock and mineral exhibits, and Narragansett Bay artifacts. Museum of Newport History , Brick Market at Washington Sq., Newport / 841-8770 Located in an important early landmark (1760-72), the museum contains artifacts, paintings, and interactive exhibits about Newport's dynamic history. Museum of Newport Irish History 848-0661 The museum collects, preserves, and displays photographs, letters, documents and artifacts, and oral history that trace the chronology of Irish immigration and settlement in Newport County. Museum of Work and Culture , 42 South Main St., Woonsocket / 769-9675 This interactive museum presents the story of the French Canadians who left the farms of Quebec for the factories of New England. Includes 8 walk- through settings, interactive displays, and changing exhibits. Newport Art Museum , 76 Bellevue Ave., Newport / 848-8200 Located in an 1862 Stick-style building designed by Richard Morris Hunt, the museum features changing exhibits of contemporary and historical art of Newport and New England. Newport Artillery Museum , 23 Clarke St. Newport / 846-8488 King George II chartered the Newport Artillery in 1741. The museum exhibits American and foreign military items, with militaria from over one hundred countries. Old Washington County Jail, 2536 Kingstown Rd., South Kingstown / 783-1328 Built in 1792 and rebuilt in 1858. It contains old jail cells and period rooms. Changing exhibits depict local life during the last 300 years. Paine House Museum, 7 Station St., Coventry / 397-5135 Built in 1669, this historic site features a furnished and partially restored Colonial inn and home. Portsmouth Historical Society Museum and Southermost Schoolhouse , East Main Rd and Union St., Portsmouth / 638-9178 The museum features early household artifacts, farm implements, changing exhibits, and a small research library. The earliest standing schoolhouse in the U.S. contains antique desks, school bells, and original textbooks. Prescott Farm , 2009 West Main Rd., Middletown / 847-6230 The scenic grounds of Prescott Farm include a 4-story windmill (ca. 1811), British General Prescott's Guard House, and a ca. 1715 country store. Quonset Air Museum , 488 Eccleston Ave. near Quonset Point airfield, North Kingstown / 294-9540 A working museum hosting a growing collection of aircraft and memorabilia. It contains a Russian MIG-17, AN-2, TBM Avenger, A-4 Skyhawk, A6 Intruder and SH3 Seaking. Read Schoolhouse, corner of Flat River and Read Schoolhouse Rds., Coventry Built in 1831, the restored one-room schoolhouse contains historic photographs, diplomas, and textbooks. Redwood Library and Athenaeum , 50 Bellevue Ave., Newport / 847-0292 Distinguished as America's oldest lending library and oldest library building in continuous use. Collections include 160,000 volumes, colonial portraits, sculpture, furniture. Rhode Island Black Heritage Society , The Arcade, Weybosset St., Providence / 751-3490 The Society hosts the exhibit "Creative Survival," which examines black life in Providence from 1776 to 1865. Saylesville Friends Meeting House, 374 Great Rd., Lincoln / 723-2515 Built in two sections in 1704-05 and 1740, this is the oldest Quaker Meeting House in continuous use. Slater Mill Historic Site , 67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket / 725-8638 The birthplace of American industry includes Slater Mill (1793), Sylvanus Brown House (1758), and Wilkinson Mill (1810), plus dam, power canal, and riverside park. Smith's Castle , 55 Richard Smith Dr. off Rte 1, North Kingstown / 294-3521 This landmark was built as a trading post in 1638, rebuilt after a fire during King Philip's War, and amply expanded in the 19th century. Touro Synagogue , 85 Touro St., Newport / 847-4794 Built in 1763, Touro is the oldest synagogue in the nation. The oldest Torah in North America is on display along with a letter from George Washington. Varnum Military Museum , 6 Main St., East Greenwich / 884-4110 This military museum is housed in the Gothic Revival-style Varnum Armory, built in 1913-14. The extensive collections include weapons, military artifacts, and documents from the 15th century through the 20th century. Westerly Armory Museum , Railroad Avenue and Dixon Street, Westerly / 596-8554 Built in 1901-02, the Armory has a museum of community and military memorabilia. It is home to The Westerly Band (the nation's oldest non-military band) and their historic library. Wilbor House Museum , 548 West Main Rd. (Rt. 77), Little Compton/ 635-4035 An outstanding example of Little Compton's earliest architecture, this house was built in 1680 and contains 10 period rooms dating between 1680 and 1850. (MORE)
For no known culinary reason Rhode Island has a long list of local favorites such as: Pizza strips, Spinach Pie, Zeppolas, Snail salad, Dough Boys, Grinders, Coffee Milk, Frozen Lemonade and Strawberry Milk, Hot wieners, Johnny Cakes, Rhode Island Clam Chowder, and Dunkin' Donuts… once had 225 shops in the state or one for every 4,680 residents. They do have noteworthy seafood and the Quahog has to rank rank high among clam lovers. They invented Clams Casino which unfortunately there was no designated Noble Prize. (MORE)
Some are functional architectural masterpieces and historical landmarks and a few are devoid of any charm or grace. Those that are functional are essential navigation tools even in the days of GPS.
Well , Its the smallest state in the United States! It is also known for its big buisness! For more look up "special things about Rhode Island" on google.
The current Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island is Elizabeth Roberts. Roberts assumed office as Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island on January 2, 2007.
Rhode Island is the smallest state in the US, but it is not an island. There is a mainland but there also are islands which are part of the state, some of them small, and some not very small at all.
The mascot for the University of Rhode Island is a ram. They are called the "Rhody Rams"
There are many smaller islands that help make up the state, many of which have only abandoned forts, if any structures at all on them. However, there are also larger islands which are very much inhabited, most notably Aquidneck Island (contains the towns of Newport, Middletown, and Portsmouth), Cona…nicut Island (Jamestown), and Block Island. (MORE)
In colonial times...around 90 miles by land...about 10 miles by sea. Today about 17 miles leveraging the Newport and Jamestown bridges.
There are more than three, but the three largest are Aquidnick Island, famous for Newport and Middletown, Jamestown Island, and Block Island. Another large island is Prudence Island, which like Block Island has no bridges to it. Prudence has around 90 people living on it. See wikipedia for more info… (MORE)
Aquidneck Island, Conanicut Island, Block Island, Rose Island, Fox Island, Dutch Island, Cornelius Island...I could go on...
That would be Block Island located approx. 13 miles from the Rhode Island coast. It is about an hour ferry ride from the town of Galilee on Rhode Island's southern mainland to New Shoreham, the only municipality that occupies Block Island.
mostly fish but they also grew rice, corn, beans, beaf, and squash for food water crops animals lumber and iron
The address of the University Of Rhode Island is: 70 Lower College Rd., Kingston, RI 02881