The Battle of Rhode Island Association

North Kingstown 350th

Celebrating 350 Years (1674- 2024)

The mission of the 350th Anniversary Steering Committee is to engage the entire North Kingstown community in a year-long celebration of the 350th anniversary of the founding of our town. By planning and executing inclusive, memorable, educational and enjoyable events made possible by extensive fundraising from individuals and businesses with support from the Town, we aim to increase awareness of and connections to the rich history and innovative future of the Town of North Kingstown.

The roots of North Kingstown extend back in time to 1637, when Roger Williams, recently banished from the nearby Massachusetts Bay Colony, established a temporary trading post at the intersection of two major Native American thoroughfares, the Pequot Path (now Post Road) and the major east-west route of Narragansett People between their winter and summer villages (now Stony Lane); this seasonal trading outpost was additionally adjacent to the home of his friend Narragansett Chief Sachem Canonicus.