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Lincoln, RI

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Lincoln Rhode Island

  • The town of Lincoln, located in Providence County was once part of Smithfield RI up until 1871 when it became it's own separate town.
  • Lincoln was named in honor of Abraham Lincoln.
  • Lincoln villages include: Manville, Albion, Lime Rock. Londsdale, Fairlawn, Quinnville, and Saylesville.
  • According to the 2010 Census the population is currently at 21,105.
  • Size: 18.9 Sq Miles (Land: 18.2 Sq Miles, Water: .7 Sq Miles)
  • Zip Code: 02865
  • Town of Lincoln Official Website
  • Coordinates: 41°55′16″N 71°26′6″W

Real Estate Facts

Residential

% of Value

Commercial

Vehicle

Biz / Personal Prop

$23.57 100% $26.94 $30.66 $37.02

* last assessed in 2012 & has a local fire district tax, homestead exemptions & exemptions for wholesale inventory

* Tax bills are mailed in July

* Tax Assessor's Office: Phone (401) 333-8449

Exemptions allowed by the town of Lincoln: Homestead, Senior Citizen, Senior Tax Relief, Veterans, Disabled Veterans, Blind, Total Disability, & Stone Wall.

Around Town

Blackstone River Bike Path / Greenway
  • Once known as the Blackstone River Bikeway, 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
The Captain Wilbur Kelly Museum
  • Official Website.
  • Located inside Blackstone River State Park, along the Blackstone River Bike Path.
  • Also nearby: The George Washington Highway Viaduct.
  • Previously home of a canal boat captain.
  • Open April - October & call for hours: 401.333.0295.
  • Find all things transportation related within this museum, from diagrams showing the Indian trails changing over to roads, cart trails to the lime industry, stage coach routes and turnpikes as well as the construction of the canal, Worcester railroad, trolleys, state highways and now the bike path.

Hearthside
  • This unique stone mansion was built in 1810 on pastoral Great Road.
  • Pastoral Great Road was the 1st road from Providence RI to Mendon MA.
  • Official Website. Location: 677 Great Road Lincoln RI 02865
  • Style: 19th Century Federal Style
  • Description: 2.5 story house built of fieldstone. Gable roof with ogee curves above circular attic windows. The house contains 10 fireplaces & 10 rooms.
  • Known as "The House That Love Built"
  • Built by Stephen Hopkins Smith while courting a woman who wanted to marry the man who could build her the most magnificent home. After winning $40,000 in the lottery he built this home, but the girl still refused him, saying she did not want to live so far in the wilderness.

Lincoln Public Library
  • Address: 145 Old River Rd, Lincoln RI 02865
  • Phone: (401) 333-2422
  • Lincoln Public Library Website
  • According to the library website, "The Lincoln Public Library is centrally located in the historic Blackstone Valley. We have been extending service to citizens for over 135 years, and look forward to providing and improving services to equip our patrons as we move through the 21st century."
  • "Public library services began in the Town of Lincoln in 1875 with the opening of the Manville Library on Main Street in the village of Manville. The Appleby Library, located in the Fireman's Hall on Chapel Street in the village of Saylesville was established in 1887 and donated to the village by W.F. and F.C. Sayles. In September of 1980 the library on Old River Road was dedicated."

 

Blackstone River Bikeway 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.
  • Lincoln Parking:
  • Blackstone River State Park, Front Street, Lincoln
  • Former Lonsdale Drive-In Parking, John Street, Lincoln
  • I-295 Visitor Center parking, Lincoln
  • Kelley House, Lower River Road, Lincoln
  • River Road, Manville, Lincoln
  • Route 116 parking area (George Washington Highway), Lincoln
  • School Street, Albion Village, Lincoln

 

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Lincoln Beaches

Beach Name

Address

Website

Phone

Type

Lincoln Woods State Park 2 Manchester Print Works Rd SITE 401.723.7892 Fresh