CRANSTON , acity of
See also:county, Rhode
See also:Island, U.S.A., adjoining the city of Providence on the S . Pop . (18go) 8099; (1900) 13,343; (1910) 21,107;
See also:area, 30 sq. m . It is served by the New
See also:York, New Haven &
See also:Hartford railway . The
See also:surface of the E.
See also:part is level, that of the W. part is some-what
See also:rolling . Within the city are several villages, including Arlington, Auburn, Edgewood, Fiskeville and Oaklawn . The inhabitants of the
See also:country districts are engaged largely in the growing of
See also:Indian corn,
See also:rye, oats and market-
See also:garden produce; in the several villages
See also:cotton and
See also:print goods, fuses for electrical machinery, and automatic
See also:protection sprinklers are manufactured . The value of Cranston's factory product increased from $1,402,359 in 1900 to $2,130,969 in 1905, or 52% . The state has a
See also:farm of 667 acres in the S. part of the city; on this are the state prison, the Providence county jail, the state workhouse and the
See also:house of correction, the state
See also:alms-house, the state hospital for the insane, the Sockanosset school for boys, and the Oaklawn school for girls—the last two being departments of the state reform school . The
See also:office address of all these state institutions is
See also:Howard . Cranston was settled as a part of Providence about 164o by associates of Roger
See also:Williams, and in 1751. was incorporated as a
See also:separate township, but in 1868, in 1873 and in 1892 portions of it were reannexed to Providence . The township is said to have been named in
See also:honour of
See also:Samuel Cranston (1659-1929),
See also:governor of Rhode Island from 1698 until his
See also:death .
It was incorporated as a city in 1g1o .
There are no comments yet for this article.
Do not copy, download, transfer, or otherwise replicate the site content in whole or in part.
Links to articles and home page are encouraged.