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North Smithfield

North Smithfield has roughly 11,500 residents and was originally settled as a farming community in the mid­ 17th century. The town is made up of several villages, including historic Slatersville, America's first planned industrial village. Many of North Smithfield's attractions are historical, such as Wright's Dairy Farm which has been selling Rhode Islanders local products since 1914. The farm is family owned and operated with everything made right on the property.

North Smithfield is also home to Rhode Island's only remaining drive­-in movie theater, The Rustic Drive­, which has been operating since 1951 and is open from late April through late September. Residents of North Smithfield enjoy many historical attractions as well as refurbished historical real estate. Unique to the town is the "Old Tupperware Mill" that was built in 1904 and has been converted into condominiums. However, more traditional homes are for sale in contemporary styles such as Cape and Colonial.

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North Smithfield has suburban character but has not lost its innate rural and historical qualities.


Slatersville is by most accounts the heart of the community, with its prim white houses and perfect picket fences all in a row. Complementing this image, however, is the fact that the very beginning of America's Industrial Revolution belongs to Slatersville, as America's "First planned industrial city". While other parts of Rhode Island also possess a mill town character to them, North Smithfield's Slatersville was the original. The town's history has been preserved with care, all the while allowing for modern development and services, including all the necessary stores and restaurants for in-town errand running. Some mills have been converted into upscale housing and many of North Smithfield's historic farms have become homes.


North Smithfield is made up of the villages of Branch Village, Crystal Lake, Forestdale, Primrose, Slatersville, Union Village, Waterford, Woonsocket Hill.

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