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Cumberland, RI

Fun Facts, Real Estate Facts & Things To Do

 

 

Cumberland Rhode Island

  • The town of Cumberland is located in Providence County.
  • First settled in 1635, was later incorporated in 1746.
  • According to the 2010 Census there are 34,489 residence in Cumberland.
  • Size: 28.2 sq miles (land: 26.8 sq miles, water: 1.5 sq miles)
  • Must see Cumberland includes the Monastery, Diamond Ski Run / Park, Blackstone River Bike Path & More... (see below)
  • Cumberlandite is only found in 1 place on Earth, Cumberland RI.
  • Zip Code: 02864
  • Town of Cumberland Official Website
  • Coordinates41°58′00″N 71°25′58″W

Real Estate Facts

Residential

% of Value

Commercial

Vehicle

Biz / Personal Prop

$15.78 100% $15.78 $19.87 $28.86

* last assessed in 2010 & has a fire district tax. exemptions include (approved applicants only) veterans, blind residents, elderly, trucking, farm, forest, open space, & limited incomes.

Around Town

Blackstone River Bike Path / Greenway
  • Once known as the Blackstone River Bike Path, the name was changed to reflect the sensitivity to the environment as the Greenway.
  • 10.3 Miles of Completed Path.
  • Find parking off New River Road in Lincoln, off School St in Lincoln, off 295 at the welcome center in Lincoln, at the River Lofts in Cumberland, off John St in Lincoln
  • You will pass many historical Cumberland and Lincoln locations along this beautiful secluded ride.
  • Official Blackstone Valley Corridor Website
  • Official Blackstone River Bike Path Website
Lewis Tower House
  • Built in 1825
  • Address: 2211 Mendon Rd, Cumberland RI 02864
  • Currently for sale by 36d5 Realty (365 Great Rd Lincoln, RI 02865)
  • The terrace retaining walls and flanks of the basement front are of granite ashlar, while the basement front itself is of brick, painted white, with granite door and window sills and lintels. An L-shaped veranda, two stories tall in front and one story on the south side, wraps around the house. It is formed by extensions of the roof slopes supported by square posts. Except for the upper level across the front, this veranda has no floor; the supports on the lower level of the front and on the south rest on footings in the ground.
  • Our Lewis Tower House Page
  • Link To RI's Preservation List
  • State of RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission
Cumberland Public Library
  • Address: 1464 Diamond Hill Road Cumberland, RI 02864
  • Phone: (401) 333-2552
  • Greene Public Library Website
  • According to the library website, "The Cumberland Public Library is situated on the site of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Valley, occupied by the monks of the Cisterian Order of the Strict Observance, commonly known as Trappists. The story began in Nova Scotia in 1892, when a fire destroyed the Abbey of Petit Clairvaux. The monks then needed to re-locate elsewhere."

Cumberland Public Library
  • Address: 1464 Diamond Hill Road Cumberland, RI 02864
  • Phone: (401) 333-2552
  • Cumberland Public Library Website
  • According to the library website, "The Cumberland Public Library is situated on the site of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Valley, occupied by the monks of the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance, commonly known as Trappists. The story began in Nova Scotia in 1892, when a fire destroyed the Abbey of Petit Clairvaux. The monks then needed to re-locate elsewhere."

Cumberland Monastery
  • Address: 1464 Diamond Hill Road Cumberland, RI 02864
  • Read more about the Monastery at the Cumberland Public Library Website
  • According to the library website, "The first building was constructed in 1902. It served as the entire monastery, for both monks and lay guests, until the church was dedicated in 1928. It then became the Guest Wing. It was here that the disastrous fire of 1950 began. Ironically, this building was one of the few made of wood, having only a stone facade. It was scheduled to be torn down and replaced at a later date."

Bike Path

The Blackstone River Bike Path is the state's third-longest bike path, stretching 11.6 miles from Woonsocket to Cumberland. Our goal is to connect Providence to the Massachusetts border through a series of on-road and off-road segments.

  • Blackstone River Bike Path Cumberland Parking:
  • Weber Street, Cumberland (in the Ashton Historic District)

 

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