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

It was March 28, 1676, and Zoeth Howland was riding through the deep woods of Tiverton. According to the story that has been told for more than 300 years, Howland never made it to his destination.…

In June 1830, the residents of Tiverton gathered for the annual town meeting, an opportunity for the freemen of the town to participate in local government. Included on the day’s agenda was a…

It was the Golden Era of soccer in the United States, and there was no question about the top team, the Fall River Marksmen. The 1923-24 Marksmen team was a dominant force in the American Soccer…

Strike! Strike! Strike!

It was a warm summer day in July of 1904, and tensions were running high in Fall River, Massachusetts. Earlier in the month, the Fall River Cotton Manufacturers’…