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 printing-presses, and is largely engaged in the quarrying of granite, of which a highly-superior quality is found here. Within the limits of the town is Watch Hill. Pop. of the town in 1900, 7541.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
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