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Location of Warwick, Rhode Island.
Location of Warwick, Rhode Island.

Warwick is a city located in Kent County, Rhode Island. Founded by Samuel Gorton in 1642, Warwick has witnessed the major events of American history. Warwick was decimated during King Philip’s War (1675-76) and was the site of the first shot fired of the American Revolution against the British schooner Gaspee. Warwick is also the home of revolutionary war general Nathaniel Greene, George Washington’s second in command, and the Civil War hero of the battle of Gettysburg, General George S. Greene. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2168x3239, 193 KB) Map of Warwick, Rhode Island. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2168x3239, 193 KB) Map of Warwick, Rhode Island. ... Kent County is a county located in the state of Rhode Island. ... Samuel Gorton (c. ... Nathanael Greene Nathanael Greene (July 27, 1742 (O.S.)–June 19, 1786), was a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. ... George Sears Greene George Sears Greene (May 6, 1801 – January 28, 1899) was a civil engineer and a Union general during the American Civil War. ...


Warwick has an airport called T. F. Green Airport, which serves much of Rhode Island, including Providence. The airport also functions as a reliever for Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. Aerial View of T.F. Green Airport T. F. Green Airport (IATA: PVD, ICAO: KPVD) is an airport in Warwick, Rhode Island, near Providence. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Ocean State, Little Rhody Other U.S. States Capital Providence Largest city Providence Governor Donald Carcieri (R) Senators Jack Reed (D) Lincoln Chafee (R) Official languages None Area 4,005 km² (50th)  - Land 2,709 km²  - Water 1,296 km² (32. ... Jump to: navigation, search Motto: What Cheer Nickname: Beehive of Industry Location in Rhode Island Founded Incorporated 1636 1832  County Providence County Mayor David N. Cicilline (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 53. ... Jump to: navigation, search KBOS is the airport identification code. ... Jump to: navigation, search For other instances of Boston, see Boston (disambiguation) Boston is the capital and largest city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. ...

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Early History

Warwick was founded in 1642 by Samuel Gorton when Narragansett Indian Chief Sachem Miantonomi agreed to accept 144 fathoms of Wampumpeague for what was known as "The Shawhomett Purchase". This included the present day towns of Coventry and West Warwick. Samuel Gorton (c. ... Miantonomoh was a Native American chief of the Narragansett, succeeding his uncle Canonicus. ...


In 1648, Gorton was granted a Charter by Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick. Because of this, the name of the settlement was changed from Shawomett to Warwick. Robert Rich Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick (1587 - 1658) was an English colonial administrator and admiral. ...


In 1772, Warwick was the scene for the first violent act against the Crown when, it was was to be called the Gaspée Affair, local patriots boarded the British HMS Gaspee, a revenue cutter charged with enforcing the Stamp Act 1765 and Townshend Acts in an area where smuggling was common, the Narragansett Bay. It was here that the first blood of the American Revolution was spilled when the commanding officer of the Gaspee, Lt. Duddingston, was shot while resisting the taking of his ship. The Gaspee was stripped of all cannon and arms before being torched. Jump to: navigation, search Burning of the Gaspee The Gaspée Affair was an important incident in the course of the American Revolution. ... Jump to: navigation, search A portion of the original text printed in 1765 The Stamp Act 1765 (short title Duties in American Colonies Act 1765; 5 George III, c. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Townshend Acts were passed in 1767 by the British Parliament, having been proposed by Charles Townshend as Chancellor of the Exchequer just before his death. ... Narragansett Bay, shown in pink Narragansett Bay is a fjord on the north side of Rhode Island Sound, forming an expansive natural harbor as well as a small archipelago. ... Jump to: navigation, search The American Revolution is the series of events, ideas, and changes that resulted in the political separation of thirteen colonies in North America from the British Empire and the creation of the United States of America. ...


During the Revolution, Warwick Militiamen participated in the battles of Montreal, Quebec, Saratoga, Monmouth, Trenton, Rhode Island, and were present for the surrender at Yorktown.


After the war, Warwick and the rest of Rhode Island voted against ratification of the Constitution as it lacked a "Bill of Rights" as was found in Rhode Island's State Constitution. Thus, when the newly inaugurated President George Washington left New York City to travel to Boston, he was required to detour around "The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations" as it was an "Independent and Sovereign Republic".


Geography

Warwick is located at 41°43'5" North, 71°24'55" West (41.718114, -71.415227)1. The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 128.5 km² (49.6 mi²). 91.9 km² (35.5 mi²) of it is land and 36.6 km² (14.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 28.46% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Jump to: navigation, search A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 85,808 people, 35,517 households, and 22,979 families residing in the city. The population density is 933.3/km² (2,417.2/mi²). There are 37,085 housing units at an average density of 403.3/km² (1,044.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 95.21% White, 1.16% African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.49% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. 1.60% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Jump to: navigation, search A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 35,517 households out of which 27.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% are married couples living together, 10.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% are non-families. 29.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 2.99. Jump to: navigation, search Marriage is a legal, social, and religious relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $46,483, and the median income for a family is $56,225. Males have a median income of $39,455 versus $28,946 for females. The per capita income for the city is $23,410. 5.9% of the population and 4.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 6.4% of those under the age of 18 and 7.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Capital

Providence State Flag of Rhode Island Ratio ~1:1 260 × 231 pixels 4565 bytes File links The following pages link to this file: Rhode Island Washington County, Rhode Island Providence County, Rhode Island Newport County, Rhode Island Kent County, Rhode Island Bristol County, Rhode Island Lincoln Chafee Patrick J. Kennedy Jack... Jump to: navigation, search A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Ocean State, Little Rhody Other U.S. States Capital Providence Largest city Providence Governor Donald Carcieri (R) Senators Jack Reed (D) Lincoln Chafee (R) Official languages None Area 4,005 km² (50th)  - Land 2,709 km²  - Water 1,296 km² (32. ... Jump to: navigation, search Montgomery, Alabama Juneau, Alaska Phoenix, Arizona Little Rock, Arkansas Sacramento, California Denver, Colorado Hartford, Connecticut Dover, Delaware Tallahassee, Florida Atlanta, Georgia Honolulu, Hawaii Boise, Idaho Springfield, Illinois Indianapolis, Indiana Des Moines, Iowa Topeka, Kansas Frankfort, Kentucky Baton Rouge, Louisiana Augusta, Maine Annapolis, Maryland Boston, Massachusetts Lansing... Jump to: navigation, search Motto: What Cheer Nickname: Beehive of Industry Location in Rhode Island Founded Incorporated 1636 1832  County Providence County Mayor David N. Cicilline (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 53. ...

Regions

Blackstone Valley | Block Island | East Bay | Newport County | Providence | South County | Warwick/West Bay This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Blackstone Valley or Blackstone River Valley is one of seven designated regions within the state of Rhode Island. ... Block Island, shown in red, off the coast of the State of Rhode Island Block Island is an island in the Atlantic Ocean, a fragment of glacial terminal moraine approximately ten miles off the coast of Rhode Island, of which it is part, and from which it is separated by... Narragansett Bay divides the state of Rhode Island nearly in two. ... The Newport County is one of seven designated regions within the state of Rhode Island. ... The Providence County is one of seven designated regions within the state of Rhode Island. ... The South County is one of seven designated regions within the state of Rhode Island. ... The Warwick/West Bay Region is one of seven designated regions within the state of Rhode Island. ...

Cities

Central Falls | Cranston | East Providence | Newport | Pawtucket | Providence | Warwick | Woonsocket Barrington Central Falls Chapatchit Cranston East Providence Johnston Narragansett Newport Pawtucket Providence Smithfield Warwick Woonsocket Categories: Cities in Rhode Island | Lists of cities in the United States ... Central Falls is a city located in Providence County, Rhode Island. ... Location of Cranston, Rhode Island. ... East Providence is a city located in Providence County, Rhode Island. ... Jump to: navigation, search A side street in Newport, Rhode Island, showing the historic buildings near the waterfront Newport is a city located in Newport County, Rhode Island, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Providence. ... Pawtucket is a city located in Providence County, Rhode Island. ... Jump to: navigation, search Motto: What Cheer Nickname: Beehive of Industry Location in Rhode Island Founded Incorporated 1636 1832  County Providence County Mayor David N. Cicilline (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 53. ... Jump to: navigation, search Location of Woonsocket, Rhode Island. ...

Towns

See List of towns in Rhode Island There are 32 towns in Rhode Island: Complete List of all 39 Towns and Cities in RI (ri. ... There are 32 towns in Rhode Island: Complete List of all 39 Towns and Cities in RI (ri. ...

Counties

Bristol | Kent | Newport | Providence | Washington List of Rhode Island counties: Rhode Island Bristol County: formed in 1747 from land gained from Bristol County, Massachusetts after resolution of a boundary dispute between the two colonies. ... Bristol County is a county located in the state of Rhode Island. ... Kent County is a county located in the state of Rhode Island. ... Newport County is a county located in the state of Rhode Island. ... Providence County is a county located in the state of Rhode Island. ... Washington County is a county located in the southeastern part of Rhode Island, a U.S. state. ...

Indian Tribe Reservations

Narragansett Indian Tribe Jump to: navigation, search BIA map of Indian reservations in the continental United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Narragansett tribe, or more accurately Nahahiganseck Sovereign Nation, are a Native American tribe who controlled the area surrounding Narragansett Bay in present-day Rhode Island, and also portions of Connecticut, and eastern Massachusetts. ...


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RIEDC - - PROFILE: City of Warwick (593 words)
Population: The population count for The City of Warwick as of April 1, 2000, was 85,808.
Median Age: In 2000 the median age of the population in Warwick was 40.
An increase of 527 or 62.4% from the 1980 Hispanic population of 845.
Warwick, Rhode Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (801 words)
Warwick was decimated during King Philip's War (1675-76) and was the site of the first shot fired during the American Revolution against the British schooner Gaspée.
Warwick is also the home of revolutionary war general Nathaniel Greene, George Washington's second-in-command, and the Civil War hero of the battle of Gettysburg, General George S. Greene.
In 1772, Warwick was the scene for the first violent act against the Crown when, in what was to be called the Gaspée Affair, local patriots boarded the British HMS Gaspée, a revenue cutter charged with enforcing the Stamp Act 1765 and Townshend Acts in an area where smuggling was common, the Narragansett Bay.
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