Exploring the Blackstone River Valley


Blackstone River State Park

Includes the villages of Manville, Albion, Lime Rock, Lonsdale, Fairlawn, Quinnville and Saylesville

Settled in the 17th century, Incorporated in 1871

  • Lincoln was a part of Smithfield until 1871
  • Limestone quarrying has been a major staple in the village of Lime Rock since the colonial era
  • Saylesville Meeting House is one of the oldest surviving Quaker Meetinghouses in New England
  • The name Albion comes from the oldest known name for the island of Great Britain
  • Great Road is the oldest highway in Rhode Island, having been the major road from Providence, RI to Worcester, MA
  • Hearthside House was built in 1810 by Stephen Hopkins Smith. He built the house with winnings from the Louisiana State Lottery in order to win the love of a Providence woman. Unfortunately, this home with a fireplace in each of its 10 rooms, was not enough to win her over.

Resource Links

Lincoln Town Hall

Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce

Lincoln Public Library

Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce

Blackstone Valley Historical Society

Great Road Driving Tour

Leave a Comment