Most People Don’t Know The Meaning Behind These 9 Rhode Island Village Names

Rhode Island is divided up into a network of towns and villages. Many of these places got their names from the original settlers who brought industry to the community. However, some village names have their roots in other areas. From Native American words to other inspirations, you might not know the meanings behind these locations’ names.

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Did you know the meaning behind all of these village names? Did you at least know half of them? Continue on with your lesson in lingo and learn about the meaning behind these popular beach names here.