Incorporated in 1674, the original town of Kings Town included the present towns of South Kingstown, North Kingstown and Narragansett.
Farming was the main activity in early times. Flax was among its earliest products. By 1800, the Wakefield Manufacturing Company was in operation, as well as the Peace Dale Mill, which grew to be one of the town's largest industries. The founding of the Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1892, near the village of Kingston, was an important milestone in the history of the town. Growing into the present University of Rhode Island, this institution plays a major role in both the economic and cultural life of the town.
A drive for additional new industrial growth is currently underway. Capitalizing on its exceptional shoreline and beach areas, the town has also experienced significant residential expansion, and development of its summer resort and tourist facilities.
The Town of South Kingstown includes the following villages: Curtis Corner, Green Hill, Indian Lake Shore, Kingston, Matunuck, Middlebridge, Peace Dale, Perryville, Rocky Brook, Snug Harbor, Tuckertown, Usquepaugh, Wakefield, West Kingston.
South Kingstown's public school system features South Kingstown High School, two middle schools, five elementary schools and one preschool. Visit their website to view detailed information.
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