Smithfield, RI


PT, Providence Co, RI, situated on Blackstone river, 16 miles north of Providence; from Washington 413 miles.  Its resources consists in a favorable position in a region naturally productive, and affording lime and several useful stones, and in the extensive water power, which keep numerous manufactories in active operation.  A number of these are congregated at Woonsocket falls, on the Blackstone, where there is a pleasant village of the same name.

Population in 1810 was 3,828; in 1830 was 6,857; in 1840 was 9,534 and in 1850 was 11, 504.