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Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill)
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Where is Westerly, Rhode Island, USA? 

Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, USA
"Westerly is a town on the southwestern shoreline of Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Founded in 1669 by John Babcock, it is a beachfront community on the south shore of the state. The population was 22,966 at the 2000 census. The town is part of the Norwich-New London New England City and Town Area."

"On the western border of Westerly flows the Pawcatuck River, once renowned for its own species of Westerly salmon, three of which are on the town's crest. The Pawcatuck River flows from some fifteen miles (24 km) inland, emptying into Little Narragansett Bay. The Pawcatuck River also serves as the boundary between Westerly and Pawcatuck, Connecticut. Along the coast of Westerly lie salt ponds, which serve as shallow reeflike pools, whose outer walls form the long, white beaches for which the town became renowned. From west to east, these ponds are called Maschaug Pond, Winnapaug Pond, and Quonochontaug Pond. The town also has a fresh water lake, Chapman's Pond, which is undergoing revitalization. A type of granite, known as Westerly granite, has long been quarried here. Westerly granite, ideal for statuary, has been used in numerous government buildings of several states along the eastern seaboard. The Westerly area was known for its granite and stone-cutting industry."

"Westerly becomes a large tourist attraction during the summer months - some argue that the population nearly doubles. From east to west, well-known beaches include Weekapaug Beach, Westerly Town Beach, Misquamicut State Beach, East Beach and Watch Hill Beach."

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1800 - Washington Bank Established
In 1800, Washington Bank was established in Westerly with capital of $50,000.

The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia, Volume 3
Author Sir David Brewster
Publisher J. & E. Parker, 1832
Page 229

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News  1803 - 16 people aged 1,444 years
There are now living, in the town of Westerly, in the state of Rhode Island, sixteen persons, the amount of whose ages is, 1,444 years. The oldest being 102 years, and the youngest being 81 years. The average being 90 years and three months.
Daily Advertiser
New York
March 25, 1803
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1819 - Westerly
Westerly is a maritime post township, situated in the southwest corner of the State, 36 miles southwest from Providence, and 35 west by south from Newport; bounded on the north by the Pawcatuck river and the town of Hopkinton, on the east by Charlestown, on the south by the Atlantic ocean, and on...Read MORE...

News  1858 - A man in Westerly, Rhode Island, recently married a girl thirteen years of age, and committed suicide by hanging himself in a few days afterwards.

Plain Dealer
January 4, 1858
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News  1881 - Bigger than stones in Egypt
At the Westerly quarries, Rhode Island, a single stone 150 feet long, ten feet wide and eight feet thick, weighing more than 1,000 tons, has been loosened from the ledge. This is a bigger stone that the monarchs of Egypt ever produced. The Yankees are ahead.
Indianapolis Sentinel
Indianapolis, Indiana
July 21, 1881
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News  1897 - Died at 108
Mrs. Charlotte Leclair of Westerly, R. I., died yesterday morning at the age of 108 years and six months. She was born in La Prairie, a small town in Quebec. Five generations of her descendants are living.
Springfield Republican
Springfield, Massachusetts
October 10, 1897
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News  1900 - TURKEY FOR THE PRESIDENT - A Rhode Island Bird Picked Out for Thanksgiving at the White House
PROVIDENCE, R. I. The Westerly turkey king has picked out the turkey which it is expected will grace President McKinley's table at the White House on Thanksgiving Day. The turkey is a magnificent-looking gobbler and is now strutting around showing its pride in its 35 pounds of superiority. The bird ...Read MORE...

Westerly, a post-village in Westerly township (town), Washington CO., R.I., on the Pawcatuck River and the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 44 miles SW. of Providence. Small vessels ascend the river to this place. The town has extensive manufactures of cottons and wool lens, thread, and...Read MORE...

1932 - September 16 - 30.8 cm rainfall at Westerly, Rhode Island (state record)

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...Westerly R. I. Hit.
The Rhode Island shore felt the first blast of the Atlantic hurricane about 9 p.m. last night. Communications were interrupted and details scarce.

Westerly and the surrounding area lost all electric power, with trees and power lines down, as wind measured at "more than...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

(Babcock) Barber
America/USA  Ann (Babcock) Barber (abt. 1650, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA - abt. 1691, Newport, Rhode Island, USA)

America/USA  Anna Fanning (1723, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA - 16 November 1758, Stonington, Connecticut, USA)
America/USA  William Fanning (1695, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA - March 1779, Stonington, Connecticut, USA)

America/USA  Robert Tefft (25 May 1732, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA - 1771, Exeter, Rhode Island, USA)

America/USA  Mary York (17 October 1710, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA - 27 July 1786, Stonington, Connecticut, USA)

Ancestors Who Died Here

America/USA  John Babcock (about 1644, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA - about 1685, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA )

America/USA  Benjamin Barber (10 March 1706, South Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA - 26 March 1792, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA )

 America/USA  George Hoxsie Bennett (12 April 1876, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - 7 January 1915, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA ) gravestone

  John R. Brown (1808, - 18 January 1863, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA )
immigrant England  Sarah Brown (1615, , Kent County, England - 1665, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA )

America/USA  Joseph Francis Buck (1863, Manhattan, New York, USA - 13 May 1919, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA ) gravestone

America/USA  Lawrence Caouette (Dec.25,1916, Central Falls, Rhode Island, USA - 31 October 2004, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA )

America/USA  Carolyn Emma Gimlich (26 March 1881, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - 28 July 1949, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA ) gravestone

immigrant England  John Kenyon (26 April 1655, Glodwick, Oldham, Lancashire, England - 12 June 1732, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA )

America/USA  Mary Lawton (November 1646, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA - 11/8/1711, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA )

Maxson (Maxon)
America/USA  John Maxson (Maxon) (abt. 1639, , Rhode Island, USA - 17 December 1720, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA )

America/USA  Anna Mumford (30 April 1660, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA - 14 October 1746, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA )

America/USA  Mary Tefft (1705, South Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA - 3 September 1782, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA )

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