WARWICK , a township ofKent
See also:county, Rhode
See also:Island, U.S.A., about 5 M . S. of
See also:Providence, on the W. side of
See also:Bay (here called Providence
See also:river) and crossed by the Pawtuxet river, which is in its
See also:lower course a
See also:part of the township's
See also:northern boundary . Pop . (18go) 17,761; (1900) 21,316, of whom 7792 were
See also:born; (1910
See also:census) 26,629 . The township is crossed by the New
See also:York, New Haven &
See also:Hartford railway, and electric lines serve most of its twenty-seven rather scattered villages . The larger villages are: on the river, Pontiac,
See also:Natick, River Point (at the junction of the two upper branches of the Pawtuxet), Phoenix, Centreville and Crompton; on
See also:Greenwich Bay, Apponaug and Warwick; and on Providence river, Shawomet, Warwick
See also:Beach, Buttonwoods, Conimicut and Long Meadow, which are summer resorts .
See also:Water power is provided by the Pawtuxet river, and much
See also:cotton and some woollen and
See also:print goods are manufactured . The value of the factory product in 1905 was $7,051,971 (17.1% more than in 1900); of the
See also:total, nine-tenths was the value of textile products . Warwick, originally called Shawomet (Shawmut), its
See also:Indian name, was settled in 1643 by
See also:Samuel Gorton (q.v.) and a few followers . Gorton quarrelled with the
See also:Indians, was carried off to Boston, was tried there for
See also:heresy, was convicted, and was imprisoned; was released with orders to leave the colony in
See also:March 1644, went to England, and under the patronage of the
See also:earl of Warwick returned to his settlement in 1648 and renamed it in
See also:honour of the earl . In 1647 the settlement entered into a union with Providence,
See also:Newport and Portsmouth under the Warwick (or
See also:charter of 1644, but during 1651—1654 Warwick and Providence were temporarily separated from the other two towns . Warwick was the birthplace of General
See also:Greene .
THOMAS WARTON (c. 1688-1745)
EARLS OF WARWICK
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