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Tiverton, RI

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Tiverton Rhode Island

  • The town of Tiverton is located within the boundaries of Newport County.
  • Tiverton was incorporated in 1747.
  • 2010 Census notes 15,780 people live in this town.
  • Tiverton is located on the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay.
  • Size: 36.3 Sq Miles (29.4 Sq Miles of land & 7.0 Sq Miles of water)
  • Zip Code: 02878
  • Check out local beaches, located on the Sakonnet River. Fogland beach & Grinnell's beach.
  • Town of Tiverton Official Website

Real Estate Facts

Residential

% of Value

Commercial

Vehicle

Biz / Personal Prop

$19.30 100% $19.30 $19.14 $19.30

* last assessed in 2011 & includes a fire district tax

Around Town

Bourne Mill
  • The Bourne Mill is a historic textile mill.
  • Location: between Tiverton RI & Fall River MA.
  • Built: 1881
  • Architect: George A Chase & Frank Sheldon.
  • Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
  • Only a small part of the building is located in Fall River MA.
  • Current Conversion: 166 apartments completed in 2009.
  • An arsonist burned down the detached picker house, near the main mill which was also suppose to be converted.
  • Bourne Mill Apartment Website.
Osborn-Bennett Historic District
  • The historic district was formed around Main Rd.
  • Development had begun by the British colonists in the area in 1683.
  • The Osborn family settled here in the 18th century and were made up primarily of businessmen and attorneys.
  • Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
  • Consists of 10 buildings and 3 sites.
  • Styles: Single Dwellings, Secondary Structures, Cemeteries, Federal & Italianate.
  • Latitude: 41.6429072860001      Longitude: -71.1983251649999
  • Looking for real estate in Tiverton? Call Bonnie 401.374.1665 or Cynthia 401.527.3969

Chase-Cory House
  • Location: 3908 Main Rd Tiverton RI 02878.
  • Official Website.
  • Located in Tiverton 4-Corners National Register Historic District. Built in the late 17th or early 18th century. This 3/4 cape with gambrel roof, now owned by the Tiverton Historical Society, was home to whaling captains and their families, descendants of one of the first of twenty seven freemen listed as original residents of Tiverton. The house and grounds retain many features original to a Colonial village farm including a corn-crib and wash house. Special exhibits throughout the season.
  • Free Admission & Museum

Essex Public Library
  • Address: 238 Highland Rd, Tiverton RI 02878
  • Phone: (401) 625-6796
  • Essex Public Library
  • According to the library website, "Over seventy years ago, on a rainy Monday in May, the cornerstone of the Lydia Smith Baker Essex Public Library was set in place (currently the Essex Public Library). Newspaper stories of the time tell us that, among other things, the stone contained picture accounts of a disaster still fresh in the minds of the citizens of seafaring Tiverton – the hurricane of 1938. The weather was to play still another part in the erection of the building. The chairman of the board of trustees, Mr. George Delano, stated at the laying of the stone that construction should be completed in four months; the formal dedication did not take place for more than a year due to adverse weather conditions."

 

Union Free Library
  • Address: 3832 Main Rd, Tiverton RI 02878
  • Phone: (401) 625-6799
  • Union Free Library
  • According to the library website, "The Union Public Library was founded in 1820 and is the second oldest library in Newport County. Originally called the Union Society, its subscription membership was open only to men, but within two years membership became available to women. In 1888, it became known as the Union Public Library and in 1896 it moved to the current location at 3823 Main Road in the Historic Tiverton Four Corners District. It became affiliated with the Essex Library in 1965."

 

Barrington Beaches

Beach Name

Address

Website

Phone

Type

Fogland Beach / Tiverton Town Beach Fogland Beach Rd SITE 401.625.6780 Salt
Grinnell's Beach Main Rd SITE 401.625.6780 Salt