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Rhode Island Profile

Roger Williams and a group of religious followers founded the town of Providence in what is today known as Rhode Island after their banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Williams believed in the importance of liberty of conscience, which became an important principle in the founding of Rhode Island and ultimately in the founding of the United States. Officially called "The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations," Rhode Island is one of the six New England states and one of the original 13 states of the Union, entering in 1790. It is the smallest state in area in the country. Rhode Island's flower is the violet, and the capital is Providence. The name "Rhode Island" is credited to Italian navigator Giovanni Verrazano who compared the nearby island Block Island to Rhodes in Greece. Later Williams thought that Verrazano had been referring to island where they had settled and began calling the island Rhode Island. ...Read more here: Rhode Island - The Ocean State

Capital City:
Providence
Nickname:
The Ocean State / Little Rhody
Motto:
Hope
Statehood:
May 29, 1790 (13th)
Origin of State's Name:
Possibly named in honor of the Greek island of Rhodes or named Roode Eylandt by Adriaen Block, Dutch explorer, because of its red clay.
Largest Cities:
Providence, Warwick, Cranston,Pawtucket, East Providence
Border States:
Connecticut, Massachusetts
Land Area:
1,045 sq. mi.; Smallest state
State Bird:
Rhode Island Red
State Flower:
Violet (viola)
State Tree:
Red Maple (acer rubrum)
State Song:
Rhode Island's It For Me

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Rhode Island Schools

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Elementary Schools

Governor Aram J. Pothier School
(401) 767-4767
420 Robinson Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Potter Burns School
(401) 729-6250
973 Newport Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02861

Middle Schools

Frank E. Thompson Middle School
(401) 847-1493
55 Broadway
Newport, RI 02840
Dr. Earl F. Calcutt Middle School
(401) 727-7726
112 Washington Street
Central Falls, RI 02863

High Schools

Smithfield Senior High School
(401) 949-2050
90 Pleasant View Avenue
Esmond, RI 02917
Central High School
(401) 456-9111
70 Fricker Street
Providence, RI 02903

Sex Offender Information for Rhode Island

For most citizens, the easiest method to obtain accurate and timely sex offender information for their local area is to visit their state sex offender registry website. States are required to provide this information for free. You do not need to pay for this information.

In Rhode Island, the registered sex offenders can be found at http://www.paroleboard.ri.gov/sexoffender/agree.php. Please be sure to read all the disclaimers provided by the state.

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