Westerly, Rhode Island

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Westerly is a town in southwestern Rhode Island, near the state line of Connecticut. The town was established in 1669. In 2020, the population was 23,359 by the census. [1]

Westerly might be named because of where it is in Rhode Island. But, the town may have also gotten the name Westerly from the English village Westerleigh. During summer, Westerly becomes a tourist attraction.

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  1. "QuickFacts: Westerly town, Washington County, Rhode Island". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 3, 2023.