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Exploring the Blackstone River Valley

Burrillville

Includes the villages of Bridgeton, Glendale, Harrisville, Mapleville, Nasonville, Oakland, Pascoag and Wallum Lake

Settled approximately 1662, Incorporated in 1806

  • One of Burrillville’s earliest settlers was John Smith
  • Branch River forms in Oakland from the merging of the Clear River and Chepachet River
  • Pascoag is Burrillville’s main village
  • Famous Rhode Island author H.P. Lovecraft set a part of his short story “The Horror at Red Hook” (1925) in Pascoag
  • Burrillville was originally a part of Glocester, RI
  • Every day at 5 p.m. the town whistle goes off from the Oakland-Mapleville Fire Department

Resource Links

Burrillville Town Hall

Burrillville Historical Society

Harrisville Walking Tour

Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library

Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce

Pascoag Public Library

Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission

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