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Foster, RI

Fun Facts, Real Estate Facts & Things To Do



Foster Rhode Island

  • The town of Foster RI was established in 1781 and is a part of the Providence County.
  • According to the 2010 census there are 4,606 people in Foster.
  • Contains Ramtail Factory see below for details.
  • Size: 51.9 Sq Miles (51.1 Sq Miles of land & .7 Sq Miles of water)
  • Zip Code: 02825
  • Town of Smithfield Official Website
  • Coordinates: 41°47′49″N 71°43′38″W
  • Named after US Senator Theodore Foster after presenting the town with a library.
  • Foster & RI's Highest point is Jerimoth Hill (elevation 248 meters or 812 feet).

Real Estate Facts


% of Value



Biz / Personal Prop

$21.06 100% $21.06 $36.95 $28.96

* last assessed in 2011

Around Town

Ramtail Factory
  • You will find ruins & walls when exploring this location.
  • Was noted in the 1885 census as a haunted property.
  • Was originally a worsted mill.
  • Located on Ramtail Road in Foster RI.
  • The gps coordinates: N 41° 48.889 W 071° 41.850
  • Travel past Ram Tail Rd on your right, take the next right onto a dirt road and follow to the end. Once there follow a path leading into the woods for access to the site.
Clayville Historic District
  • National Register of Historic Places (added in 1988)
  • Location: Cole Ave, Field Hill Rd, Pleasant Ln, Plainfield Pike, Victory Highway (Foster & Scituate)
  • There are 48 contributing buildings, 1 site, 60 structures, totaling 109 pieces of property.
  • Consists of 81 acres in Foster in Scituate Rhode Island.
  • Architecture consists of Greek Revival & Victorian structures.
  • The Clayville Historic District is a small crossroads mill village set in a valley and surrounded by hills. The district includes 45 houses & outbuildings, an 18th century saw & grist mill site, 2 important 19th century mill sites, a church and 3 cemeteries.

Borders Farm
  • Location: 31-38 North Rd Foster RI 02825
  • Contributing are 8 buildings, 3 sites, 2 structures totaling 13 properties.
  • Currently serves as agriculture, a domestic dwelling, a museum, & education.
  • Borders Farm Historic District consists of a pair of contiguous farms containing 198.5 of rolling open fields and woodland that extend along both sides of North Rd from its intersection with Balcolm Rd for an almost 3 quarters of a mile to the west.
  • Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.
  • The farm house was built in 1840.
  • Architectural style: Federal.

Foster Public Library
Tower Free Library