Home of Ezra Stiles, where he pastored the Second Congregational Church before becoming president of Yale.
Capitol of RI, lying at the head of Narragansett Bay. After being an agricultural, and then a shipbuilding center, it became, by the 1830s, an important manufacturing center, especially for textiles.
Home of Brown University.
Cuts more than halfway up the state, separating the main body of RI from the irregular five-mile strip attached to the western border of Bristol County, MA.