Water is Rhode Island's most abundant natural resource, according to the State of Rhode Island. Narragansett Bay gives Rhode Island an open door to trade from the Atlantic Ocean. The State of Rhode Island notes that litt... More »

The state of Rhode Island was founded by Roger Williams in 1636. Williams created the first white settlement in Providence on land he purchased from the Narragansett Indians. More »

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Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States, covering 1,214 square miles. The state is 48 miles from north to south and 37 miles from east to west. More »

Rhode Island is most well-known for being the smallest state in the United States with a total area of 1, 045 square miles and a width of only 37 miles. It is also the state with the longest official state name : State o... More »

The state of Rhode Island is situated in the southern New England region of the United States. Neighboring Rhode Island are Massachusetts to the north and east, Connecticut to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the sout... More »

Rhode Island officially became a state on May 29, 1790, after two separate conventions were held to vote on the matter. Prior to this, the Rhode Island General Assembly had rejected 11 attempts from mercantile communitie... More »

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Rhode Island is the smallest state in America with 1,045 square miles of land. Despite its small size, Rhode Island has a shoreline of more than 400 miles along the mainland and islands. It's also the eighth smallest sta... More »