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River Point


In 1855 the village was given its present name because the north and south branches of the Pawtuxet River unite here. The first cotton mill was built in 1813; in 1885 the B. B. and R. Knight Company took over the major plant, and named it the Royal Mill; the factory burned in 1919 but was immediately rebuilt, for the manufacture of sheetings. [1]

  1. Workers of the Federal Writers' Program of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Rhode Island, Rhode Island: A Guide to the Smallest State, American Guide Series, Riverside Press, Cambridge, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1937.

River Point Map

Street Names
Bridge Street • Central Street • Cross Street • Elm Street • Hay Street • Junior Street • Main Street East • Providence Street • Route 115 • Route 33

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