West Warwick Rhode Island
- The town of West Warwick is located within the boundaries of Kent County.
- West Warwick was incorporated in 1913.
- 2010 Census notes 29,191 people live in this town.
- West Warwick is the youngest town in the state. Prior to 1913 West Warwick was the industrial center of Warwick. The town split because local Democratic politicians wanted to consolidate their power and isolate their section of the town from the Republican east.
- Size: 8.1 Sq Miles (7.9 Sq Miles of land & .2 Sq Miles of water)
- Zip Code: 02893
- Town of West Warwick Official Website
Real Estate Facts
% of Value
Biz / Personal Prop
|1 & 2 Fam: $25.84
2 - 5 Fam Inv: $37.27
6 Fam + Inv: $37.27
Crompton Mill Historic District
- AKA: Crompton Mills
- Location: 20 Remington St / 53 Manchester St / 65 Manchester St West Warwick RI
- There are 21 Contributing resources.
- Historic Functions: Industry, Processing, Extraction, Manufacturing Facility.
- Currently the buildings are vacant and not in use.
- Built: 1807 (1st building).
- The Crompton Mill Historic District is a 5.12-acre district on the east side of the South Branch of the Pawtuxet River in the southwest corner of the town of West Warwick, Rhode Island. The district includes a complex of densely clustered mill buildings, mostly red brick, mostly multistory, and water power resources.
- Location: 825 Main St West Warwick RI.
- Built in 1809.
- Originally used as a cotton textile.
- The Lippitt Manufacturing Company was founded by Revolutionary War officer, Col Christopher Lippitt.
- During the depression the Lippitt Manufacturing Company survived by supplying yarn to convict weavers in the Vermont Prison.
- In 1889 the founders of Fruit of the Loom purchased the Lippitt Company.
- Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
- Was used to manufacture lace between 1925 to 1970.
- It was the longest continuously operated textile mill in the United States.
Weird RI Laws
- In West Warwick it is illegal to use water on even-numbered days for the sole purpose of watering plants, gardens or lawns.
- The Pawtuxet River is 12.3 miles long and has four dams along the length.
- The rivers north and south branches begins in West Warwick and continues east through Warwick & Cranston & empties into the Providence River at Pawtuxet Village.
- There are 2 River Organizations focus on the Pawtuxet River:
- The Pawtuxet River Authority & Watershed Council.
- Friends of the Pawtuxet.
- On March 15 and March 16, 2010, the Pawtuxet River reached a new record high flood level after receiving over three inches of rain on the 13th and 14th. The river crested at 15.2 feet (4.6 m) in the evening of March 15.
West Warwick Libraries
West Warwick Public Library
- Address: 1043 Main St, West Warwick RI 02893
- Phone: (401) 828-3750
- West Warwick Public Library Website
- According to the library website, "A study of the civic needs of the Town of West Warwick, promoted by West Warwick Jaycees in 1958, showed the need for a central library. Many townspeople felt that a cultural lag existed in the community which could be greatly modified by such an institution. Furthermore, it was the general opinion that new industry could be more easily attracted into the town with improved cultural facilities. The Jaycees organization, sharing this viewpoint, spearheaded a drive which led to the formation of the West Warwick Library Services Association."
- "The expenses of filing corporation papers were donated by the West Warwick Jay-C-Ettes, and the association was incorporated in 1961. The incorporators were fifteen citizens of the town and the Past Presidents of the Jaycees. At its first meeting the Association elected the following officers and directors: John J. Kelly, Chairman; Maurice Talbot, Treasurer; Joan Marsella, Corresponding Secretary; Velna Craig, Judge Michael DeCiantis, Irene Demers, Rene Dionne, Robert Forcier, Melvin Green, Lawrence Lamb, Dr. Leo Lemoi, Morris Margolis, Carmine Muschiano, Anna Tucker and Myra Senerchia."
Washington Secondary Bike Path
The Washington Secondary Bike Path is the state's longest bike path at 19 miles from Cranston Street in Cranston to Log Bridge Road, just past Route 102, in western Coventry. It is named for the abandoned rail corridor once served by the Providence, Hartford, & Fishkill Railroad.
- West Warwick Parking:
- Riverpoint Park, Hay Street, West Warwick