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Westerly
Washington County, Rhode Island

ZipCodes
02891




Page Contents for Westerly, Rhode Island

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Schools.



Statistics & Facts

The Rhode Island state capital is Providence.
The population of Westerly is approximately 16,477 1990, 17936 2010.
The approximate number of families is 7,019 1990, 7696 2010.
The amount of land area in Westerly is 37.619 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Westerly is 33 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.343 sq kilometers.
The distance from Westerly to Washington DC is 332 miles.
The distance to the Rhode Island state capital is 37 miles. (as the crow flies)
Westerly is positioned 41.37 degrees north of the equator and 71.81 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

in the general Providence/Fall River area
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Climate


seasonal with cold winters and warm summers. Humidity remains mostly high and constant throughout the year.
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History & History Related Items

Known by the local Indians as Misquamicut, a word meaning a place for taking salmon. Westerly has a long history having been the first town incorporated in the Province on 13 May 1669, also the fifth town in the entire colony. The name was changed from Westerly to Haversham on 23 June 1686 but changed back again to Westerly a few years later in 1689. Several other towns were carved out of Westerly including Charlestown, Hopkinton and Richmond.

Westerly was particularly known for its granite that was used for many buildings and monuments in the area and across the country. It has also been widely used as a vacation and tourist area. With its location near the sea, water sports and activities are abundant but there are also many other beautiful vistas throughout the area.
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Attractions

Westerly has seven miles of beach that attract many visitors particularly during the summer months when the population can almost double.

Learn about the Whale Trail
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Westerly City Government

Westerly Town Hall
45 Broad St
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-348-2500

Westerly Chamber

Westerly-Pawcatuk Chamber of Commerce
1 Chamber Way
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-SEA-7636

Westerly Organizations

Westerly-Pawcatuk Chamber of Commerce
1 Chamber Way
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-SEA-7636

Westerly Libraries

Westerly Public Library
44 Broad St
Westerly, RI 02891-1856
Phone: 401-596-2877

Westerly Schools

Westerly School Superintendents Office
47 Park Ave
Westerly, RI 02891-1954
Phone: 401-596-0315



HIGHER EDUCATION


Community College-Rhode Island
21 Highland Ave
Westerly, RI 02891-2212
Phone: 401-596-0104

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