North Kingstown

North Kingstown

(kĭng`stən, kĭngz`toun'), town (1990 pop. 23,786), Washington co., S central R.I., on Narragansett Bay; inc. 1674 as Kings Towne, divided 1723 into North Kingstown and South Kingstown, Exeter separated 1742. North Kingstown includes Quonset Point and six villages. The site of North Kingstown was settled in 1641 by Roger WilliamsWilliams, Roger,
c.1603–1683, clergyman, advocate of religious freedom, founder of Rhode Island, b. London. A protégé of Sir Edward Coke, he graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge, in 1627 and took Anglican orders.
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, founder of Providence, R.I. The town is a regional trade center and fishing port and attracts many tourists. Its industries include machine tools, processed foods, plastics, and other light manufacturing, vehicle importation and finishing, marine construction, and warehousing and distribution. Quonset Point, site of a former naval air station and construction battalion (Seabee) center where the Quonset hut was developed, is now a business park with a port. Of interest are Smith's Castle (1678); Old Narragansett Church (1707); Casey Farm (1725); the birthplace (now a museum) of Gilbert StuartStuart, Gilbert,
1755–1828, American portrait painter, b. North Kingstown, R.I., best known for his portraits of George Washington. Having shown an early talent for drawing, he became the pupil of Cosmo Alexander, a Scottish painter who was visiting America.
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, the portrait painter; and numerous historic buildings. Narragansett Bay is used for recreational boating and fishing.
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