Narragansett, Rhode Island

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Narragansett is a town in southeastern Washington County, Rhode Island. The 2020 United States Census reported 14,532 people living in the town.[1] The town is informally called "Gansett".

Narragansett is next to Narragansett Bay. It is close to Jamestown and Kingston.

Narragansett history[change | change source]

In 1888, Narragansett was separated from the town of South Kingstown. Thirteen years later, Narragansett was incorporated into its own town.

On September 21, 1938, a strong and violent hurricane ran over western New England.[2] The winds of the hurricane were 121 miles hour.[3] Floods from East Haven to Narragansett were seen and over 130 photographs were taken.[4]

Other hurricanes in the Narragansett-Point Judith regional area of Rhode Island include Hurricane Carol in August 1954, Hurricane Bob on August 19, 1991, Tropical Storm Hanna of September 6 into 7, 2008[5] and Hurricane Henri from August 22–23, 2021. The last two were tropical storms when they moved across New England.

References[change | change source]

  1. Urban Growth Drove Rhode Island Increases in the State Population. Providence Journal (Report). Retrieved October 9, 2021.
  2. "Great New England Hurricane of 1938 - Narragansett, Rhode Islandwork=The Salty Sailor". Retrieved October 9, 2021.
  3. "The 1938 Great New England Hurricane" (PDF). The Risk Management Solutions. Retrieved October 9, 2021.
  4. "The Connecticut Digital Archives". Connecticut State Library. Retrieved October 9, 2021.
  5. "Tropical Storm Hanna is Moving North". Denver Post. Retrieved October 9, 2021.