Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) (Misquamicut) - 1895 - Westerly
Wes’terly, a post-village in Westerly township, Washington co., R.I., on the Pawcatuck River and the Stoning ton & Providence Railroad, 6 miles N.E. of Stonington, and 44 miles S.S.W. of Providence. Small vessels can ascend the river to this place. It contains 9 churches, a high school, a superior hotel which cost $300,000, 4 national banks, 3 savings-banks, a newspaper office, gas-works, and a public library. It has extensive manufactures of flannel and cotton goods, and quarries of excellent granite which is capable of receiving a high polish. The township is bounded on the S. by the Atlantic. The granite-quarries employ from 600 to 1000 men. Some of the finest buildings of Providence, Hartford, and New Haven have been built of this granite. Pop. of township (1890), 6813.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
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