Westerly, Rhode Island

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Westerly is a town located in extreme southwestern Rhode Island near the state line of Connecticut. The town was established in 1669. The population was near 23,000 people resulting from the 2010 Census. Westerly was named because of location in Rhode Island. However, the town may have also gotten the name Westerly after the English village Westerleigh. During summer, Westerly becomes a tourist attraction.