Sakonnet Historical

A project by Brown Center for Public Humanities, the Tiverton Public Library, and the Little Compton Historical Society

Brought to you by the Little Compton Historical Society, the Tiverton Public Library, and the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Sakonnet Historical puts the history of Tiverton and Little Compton, Rhode Island, at your fingertips. Explore unique historic places and create self-guided tours. Discover interesting people, places and events in Sakonnet River history.

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Recent Stories

Vernal pools are temporary wetlands that annually fill with water in the winter and early spring and then become dry when the weather turns warmer, although some pools may not completely evaporate in…

Until the early 19th century, it was common for farms to include a family cemetery. Later, as industrialization took over and people moved into towns and cities, family cemeteries were supplanted by…

Before Europeans arrived, the Pocasset people fished and farmed along the eastern shore of the Sakonnet River in what is now Tiverton. Forests, swamps, and streams provided fresh water, game, wood…

The 65-acre meadow alongside Main Road may be the most valuable wildlife habitat of Pardon Gray Preserve. Grasslands and open fields are disappearing in the Northeast due to the diminishing number of…