Located in the east-central part of the state of Rhode Island and a city in Kent County, Warwick sits on Narragansett Bay’s western shore. The city is a residential suburb in the southern part of Providence that is comprised of about 20 villages that are scattered but were united administratively. The first European settlers in the area were made at Shawomet, and the colony was then renamed to Warwick after the second earl of Warwick, who supports the quest to gain the protection of the royal charter against the Massachusetts Bay colony. With the end of the widespread destruction that was caused by King Philip’s war against the Indians, the township was rebuilt and fulling and grist mills were then established along the Pawtuxet River. The city has a light industry which includes the manufacture of jewels, metals, machinery, electronics, and tourism.
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