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North Kingstown, RI

Fun Facts, Real Estate Facts & Things To Do

North Kingstown Rhode Island

  • The town of North Kingstown is located within the boundaries of Washington County.
  • North Kingstown was incorporated in 1674.
  • 2010 Census notes 26,489 people live in this town.
  • Famous American painter Gilbert Stuart was born in the village of Saunderstown.
  • Size: 58.3 Sq Miles (43.6 Sq Miles of land & 14.7 Sq Miles of water)
  • Zip Code: 02852, 02854, 02874
  • Originally Kings Towne was created of North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Exeter & Narragansett. In 1722 it was split into N & S Kingstown, later Exeter was split from N Kingstown.
  • Town of North Kingstown Official Website
  • Coordinates:  41°34′50″N 71°27′14″W

Real Estate Facts

Residential

% of Value

Commercial

Vehicle

Biz / Personal Prop

$18.91 100% $18.91 $22.04 $18.91

* last assessed in 2009 & has a wholesale inventory exemption & retail inventory exemption

Around Town

Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge
  • Spans: Narragansett Bay
  • Hwy: Route 138
  • Type: Post-Tensioned, Double-Cell Concrete Box Girder Bridge
  • This bridge has 4 travel lanes separated by jersey barriers.
  • Span: 7,350 ft
  • Connects: North Kingstown & Jamestown
  • Bicycles are NOT permitted on the bridge.
  • Built: 1992 to replace the Jamestown bridge which was demolished in April of 2006.
  • The bridge is named after Giovanni de Verrazzano.
Gilbert Stuart Birthplace
  • Location: Gilbert Stuart Rd Saunderstown RI.
  • Coordinates: 41°31′14″N 71°26′37″W
  • Built: 1751
  • Birthplace of American Portrait Artist, Gilbert Stuart.
  • Style: Colonial-era
  • Museum now consists of the 1750 house, an operational snuff mill, and operational grist mill, a mill pond, streams, a fish ladder, nature trails, an herb garden, welcome center & gift shop.
  • The site was added to the National Historic Landmark in 1965 & was added to the National Historic Register in 1966.

Davisville Free Library
  • Address: 481 Davisville Rd, North Kingstown RI 02852
  • Phone: (401) 884-5524
  • Davisville Free Library Website
  • According to the library website, "Davisville Free Library (DFL) began in 1917 as a reading room in Davisville, RI run by the local school teacher. Book donations comprised the collection until a few years later when the state of Rhode Island funded about two-hundred dollars towards the purchase of new books. In around 1919, a library committee was formed. At one committee meeting, according to George Loxton, the Dyer family presented a deed to a parcel of land on the west side of Davisville Road. The library building was funded by a number of donors, but most of the funds were from the Davis family."

 

North Kingstown Free Library

 

Willett Free Library
  • Address: 45 Ferry Rd, North Kingstown RI 02874
  • Phone: (401) 294-2081
  • Willett Free Library Website
  • According to the library website, "The Willett Free Library was founded in 1885 and renovated in 2013 and is located in the heart of Saunderstown, RI. The Library is part of the statewide network of libraries."

 

Quonset Bike Path

The Quonset Bike Path River Bikeway in North Kingstown was built by RIDOT and the Quonset Development Corporation. Hugging the edge of the Quonset Business Park, the path extends 2.5 miles from Post Road (Route 1) to the Calf Pasture Point nature area in North Kingstown. It provides a unique recreational asset to the state's largest industrial park and runs along the northern edge of the park, serving as a recreational asset to both workers and nearby residents.

  • North Kingstown Parking:
  • Gateway Plaza, North Kingstown
  • Marine Road, North Kingstown

 

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North Kingstown Beaches

Beach Name

Address

Website

Phone

Type

North Kingstown Town Beach Beach St 401.294.3331 Salt