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The population of Exeter is approximately 6,206 (2006).
The approximate number of families is 2,196 2000).

The amount of land area in Exeter is 149.5 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Exeter is 58.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.7 sq kilometers.
The distance from Exeter to Washington DC is 247 miles. The distance to the Rhode Island state capital is 22 miles. (as the crow flies)
Exeter is positioned 41.56 degrees north of the equator and 71.61 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Exeter elevation is 266 feet above sea level.
Exeter median income is $75,900 (2005).

The Exeter median home price is $366,700 (2005).

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Exeter location: in central Rhode Island about 63.3 miles from Boston. Other nearby communities include West Greenwich, Richmond, Kingston, Hope Valley, Coventry, South Kingstown, East Greenwich and North Kingstown.

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Exeter history:

Exeter was named for the Earl of Exeter. The name is derives from the England town of Exeter in Devonshire. It was here that the Mercy Brown Vampire incident occurred in 1892.

The area that is now Exeter was known in the 1600ís as the Vacant Lands for the reason that there were no settlements there. But it was the home of the Narragansett Indians. Though the land was purchased in 1657, there were still hostilities between the Indians and the colonists. Though many battles were fought, the most well known was called the Great Swamp fight as it ended the Indian stronghold. From about 1680 until 1725, many new settlers began to arrive and build their farms and homes. In just a few years, there were over 1,000 people living in Exeter. By 1820, not only had the population tripled, but there were many businesses, factories and mills of all kinds built around the streams in the villages of Exeter. As the 1900ís began, many of the little villages had declining populations and businesses and mills began to close. The area has remained largely rural to this day.
The founding of Exeter: 1641
The incorporation date of Exeter: 1742

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Exeter attractions:

Yawgoo Valley Ski Area and Water Park
Rhode Island's only ski slope!
Phone: 401-295-3802

Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge
a 722 acre site with trails and much natural beauty.

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