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Burrillville, RI

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Burrillville Rhode Island

  • The town of Burrillville is located in Providence County.
  • Incorporated in 1806.
  • According to the 2010 census the population is 15,955.
  • The town was named for the 19th century US Senator James Burrill Jr who was once the RI Attorney General.
  • Villages include: Glendale, Harrisville, Mapleville, Mohegan, Nasonville, Oakland, & Pascoag.
  • Size: 57.1 Sq Miles (Land: 55.6 Sq Miles, Water: 1.6 Sq Miles)
  • Zip Code: 02830 (Harrisville), 02814 (Chepachet), 02839 (Mapleville), 02858 (Oakland), 02859 (Pascoag), 02826 (Nasonville)
  • Town of Burrillville Official Website
  • Coordinates: 41°58′6″N 71°40′59″W
  • The closest major city is Providence,RI at 25 miles away, which is seconded by Worcester, MA at a distance of 27 miles.

Real Estate Facts

Residential

% of Value

Commercial

Vehicle

Biz / Personal Prop

$18.88 100% $18.88 $40.00 $18.88

* last assessed in 2012, Burrillville has a local Fire District Tax, may exempt wholesale & retail inventories. Exemptions may include: Seniors, Veterans, Disability, Blind, POW & Gold Star Parents.

The Town of Burrillville is a municipal corporation operating under Town Council / Town Manager form of government with seven elected council members headed by a council president. The Burrillville School District is directed by a seven member School Committee. The Town has three elementary schools, a middle school and one high school.

Around Town

historic place
The Assembly Theatre
  • 26 East Avenue
    Harrisville, RI
    401-568-4300
  • Located on Harrisville Mill Pond, this venue is definitely a wonderful sight to see. Built in 1933 during the height of the depression and gifted by Austin T. Levy to the town, today the theatre hosts many performances that range from plays to musicals, concerts to magic shows, and public workshops and events. Ample free parking is available. Visit our Community Events Calendar for a list of upcoming events.

Burrillville Schools

Burrillville Schools

According to the Burrillville School Department Website, "The Burrillville School Department is a public school district that serves the Town of Burrillville, located about 20 miles from Providence in northwestern Rhode Island, bordering both Connecticut and Massachusetts. Burrillville, incorporated in 1806, is a rural community comprised of nine villages spanning 57.3 square miles: Bridgeton, Glendale, Harrisville, Mapleville, Mohegan, Nasonville, Oakland, Pascoag, and Wallum Lake."

"The School Department is a community of approximately 2,400 students, 300 faculty and staff, and 14 administrators, including the Superintendent of Schools. The School Department is overseen by the Burrillville School Committee, which is comprised of seven elected individuals."

"There are five schools in the Burrillville School Department, serving Pre-K through Grade 12: Austin T. Levy School (PreK-1), Steere Farm Elementary School (grades 2-5), William L. Callahan School (grades 2-5), Burrillville Middle School (grades 6-8), and Burrillville High School (grades 9-12). You are invited to explore the Burrillville School Department web site and, if you want to know more about us or have a suggestion, please feel free to contact us."

historic place
Bridgeton Schoolhouse
  • 16 Laurel Hill Avenue
    Pascoag, RI
    401-568-8534
  • Built in 1897, this Victorian style 2 room schoolhouse was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 2006. The schoolhouse is now home to the Burrillville Historical Preservation SocietyVisit the Bridgeton Schoolhouse for a chance to learn about the mills and railroads in our area, and view many historic photos and pieces of memorabilia.
  • Currently home to the Burrillville Historical and Preservation Society.
  • Spaulding, Kimball, & Gory were the architects of mention.

Burrillville Bike Path

Burrillville Bike Path Burrillville Bike Path

Burrillville, Rhode Island offers a 1.2 mile off-road bike path that runs along the former New York, New Haven and Hartford Railway and connects the villages of Harrisville and Pascoag. The paved path has entrances along Mowry Street, Railroad Avenue, and Eastern Avenue.

Bike Path Hiking Restuarants Lodging & Camping Fishing & Gaming Shopping

Farmers Markets & Farms

rhode island farmers markets and farms
Round Top Orchard
  • 706 Round Top Rd.
    Burrillville, RI
    401-568-6157
  • Come pick your own apples this harvesting season with us!
  • Round Top Orchard is a local farm that supplies many restaurants, schools, and grocery stores in the area, and is a part of the Community Supported Agriculture system in RI
Burrillville Farmers’ Market
  • 100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, RI
  • Every Saturday May through October from 9am to 12:30 pm
  • From the expected to the unexpected, we have it all! Fresh beef, honey, baked good, eggs, cut flowers, plants, wool, children’s programs, educational literature and guest experts- each market brings something new and different. Come see what’s growing on in our town!
Hickory Hill Farm
  • 1606 Hill Road
    Pascoag, RI
    401-568-2155
  • Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm
  • Founded in 1971, Hickory Hill Farm is a 37 acre farm run by Pete and Ginny. Hickory Hill has a wonderful selection of seasonal produce, and homemade jams, jellies, pies and cookies.
Mapleville Farm
  • 544 Old Victory Highway
    Mapleville, RI
    401-568-0544
  • Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm
  • A small family-owned farm that has fresh produce and eggs, breads, cookies, pies & cakes, preserves, a hydroponic vegetable greenhouse and livestock.
Wrights Chicken Farm
  • Whether coming or going, Wright Chicken Farm is a must have experience.
  • Great pricing and all you can eat chicken, pasta, salad, french fries and bread is a fun food experience for all!
  • Original a working farm turned casual restaurant, the Galleshaw family purchased Wrights in 1972.
  • Offers banquet seating up to 1,200 people in 6 dining rooms.
  • Includes a large gift shop / toy shop and bar area for before dinner entertainment.
  • Reservations available for groups of 10 or greater.
  • Official Wrights Chicken Farm Website

Burrillville Libraries

books libraries in rhode island
Jesse M Smith Memorial Library
  • Located at 100 Tinkham Ln Harrisville RI 02830.
  • Phone: 401.710.7800.
  • Established in 1894 when Mary E Smith of Harrisville gave a sum of money and land to the town of Burrillville to build a library in honor of her late husband Jesse M Smith.
  • The Ground breaking Ceremony took place on September 24, 2006 for the new library.
  • The new library officially opened to the public on April 27, 2008.
  • Check out this newly renovated library and its incredible amount of resources including internet and meeting rooms.
  • Official Jesse M Smith Memorial Library

Pascoag Free Public Library
  • Address: 1810 Mineral Spring Ave, Pascoag RI 02859
  • Phone: (401) 568-6226
  • Pascoag Free Public Library Website
  • According to the library website, "The Pascoag Public Library was the first library in the town of Burrillville. It was founded in 1871 by a group of women who called themselves the Pascoag Union Sewing Society. In 1873 they renamed themselves the Ladies Pascoag Library Association, appointed a librarian, and purchased 163 books which were housed in the librarian’s local store. The Library moved four times between 1883 and 1899 when Samuel Mellor offered the use of a room rent free over his mill office on Sayles Avenue where it remained until 1913 when it moved to the Steere Building on Main Street. At this time charges associated with the loan of books were discontinued and the library became known as the Pascoag Free Public Library."

 

Burrillville Beaches & Parks

beaches in rhode island

Beach Name

Address

Website

Phone

Type

Spring Lake Beach 50 Old Hillside Dr SITE 401.568.9474 Fresh

Park Name

Address

Website

Phone

Type

Skate Park Chapel St SITE 401.568.9470 Skate