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.

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