Difference between revisions of "North Smithfield"
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North Smithfield is a city in Rhode Island.
Though the town of North Smithfield is small in size, there is an abundance of historic houses, sites, landmarks and mills enriched with history to visit. Originally settled in the 17 century by British colonists it started out prodominately as a farming community. Located along the Blackstone River, mills were later built along the river. These mills are still standing today, some of them are open to public tours and others have been turned into luxury living communities or offices. If you are into old, historical New England architecture, then consider checking out the historic Slatersville Congregational Church. Built in the early 1800's this historic white colonial church features an old piano, organ and the original pwes and balcony. The church is open for viewing Monday - Friday from 9 am - 12 pm and worship is open to all on Sundays from 10-11 with a coffee hour following the service. The service is open to all religions and all people. The historic Slatersville Public Library may be of another interest to some. This Public library was also built in the 1800's right on the Blackstone river. Behind the library lies an old bridge as well as remnants of old mill engineering devices. If you are into historic school houses, the Forestdale Red School House is also located here. Though this old one room school house is no longer used for educational purposes, it is open to tours.
Rustic Tri-View Drive-In - Route 146, +1 401-769-7601, . Apr-Sep. The Rustic Drive-In is a great alternative to the usual movie theater. Cost is by carload and each screen shows 2 movies each night with a brief intermission.