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North Providence, RI

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North Providence Rhode Island

  • The town of North Providence is located within the boundaries of Providence County.
  • North Providence was incorporated in 1765.
  • 2010 Census notes 32,078 people live in this town.
  • North Providence elected it's first mayor in 1974.
  • Size: 5.8 Sq Miles (5.7 Sq Miles of land & .1 Sq Miles of water)
  • Zip Code: 02904, 02908, 02911
  • North Providence Villages: Allendale, Centredale, Fruit Hill, Greystone, Louisquisset, Lymansville, Marieville, Woodville, & Geneva.
  • Town of North Providence Official Website

Real Estate Facts

Residential

% of Value

Commercial

Vehicle

Biz / Personal Prop

$27.94 100% $34.68 $41.95 $69.91

* last assessed in 2007 & has a homestead exemption

Around Town

Ernie DiGregorio
  • AKA Ernie D .
  • Born January 15, 1951 in North Providence RI.
  • Former NBA Player.
  • 1973-1974 NBA Rookie of the Year.
  • Played 5 NBA Seasons.
  • Played for North Providence High School.
  • Also played for the Providence College, Friars.
  • In 1999, Ernie DiGregorio was elected to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Played for Buffalo Braves & the Los Angeles Lakers & the Boston Celtics.

Mayor Salvatore Mancini Union Free Library
  • Address: 1810 Mineral Spring Ave, North Providence RI 02904
  • Phone: (401) 353-5600
  • Mayor Salvatore Mancini Union Free Library
  • According to the library website, "Before the library was founded in North Providence, many events took place to shape the growth of the town. North Providence was founded in 1765 with the village of Pawtucket being the center of the town since it was more densely populated than the western side of the town. By 1874, the town changed from an agricultural society to a manufacturing one. By 1809, the Lyman family built a mill at Greystone and a post office opened at Fruit Hill in 1825. By 1849, because of the mill population in Centerdale, a post office was opened to serve the new residents. From 1824, the most prominent land owning family in Centerdale was the Angell Family. James Angell, who built a tavern in 1824, had a son James Halsey Angell, who, in turn had two sons, Frank and George. Frank, in particular, developed a great love of books and reading which caused him to spearhead the establishment of a library at Centerdale."
  • To read more about the history of the Mayor Salvatore Mancini Union Free Library visit the library website.

 

North Providence Beaches

Beach Name

Address

Website

Phone

Type

Governor Notte Park Douglas Pike SITE 401.233.1445 Fresh