Exploring the Blackstone River Valley

Central Falls

Incorporated as a town in 1730 and as a city in 1895

  • Although Central Falls is the smallest city in Rhode Island, it is the most densely populated
  • Was originally home to the Nipmuc, Wampanoag, and Narraganset Native Tribes
  • In 1676, during King Phillip’s War, the Narragansett warriors ambushed Colonial troops in the area of Central Falls and killed them.
  • For a time, Central Falls was knows as Chocolateville
  • Quakers made up the majority of the first European settlers, later immigrants from Ireland, Scotland and Canada started to arrive.

Resource Links

Central Falls City Hall

Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce

Central Falls Public Library

Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission

Blackstone Valley Historical Society

Central Falls Walking Tour

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