South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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South Kingstown is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 27,921 at the 2000 census.

South Kingstown includes the villages of Kingston, West Kingston, Wakefield, Peace Dale, Snug Harbor, Tuckertown, East Matunuck, Matunuck, and Green Hill. Ocean Ridge, Perryville, Indian Lake, and Torrey Hill are among the numerous other small areas treated as unique localities, although official distinctions are less clear. Peace Dale and Wakefield are treated as a census-designated place called Wakefield-Peacedale.

The town of South Kingstown was formed in 1722 when the former Kings Towne was split into two parts. In 1888 a narrow strip of land running along the eastern bank of the Pettaquamscutt River to the shore of Narragansett Bay was separated from South Kingstown to form the Town of Narragansett. The site of the deadly Great Swamp Fight during King Phillip's War in 1675 is located in what is now South Kingstown.

The University of Rhode Island is located in the village of Kingston and The Contemporary Theater Company is based in the town as well. A major shopping center, South County Commons, is located in Wakefield and contains more than 50 shops, a hotel and a movie theater.[3]


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