History & Genealogy From a Particular Point of View

Home > When > 1800-1825


1802    Kent Academy founded which became the East Greenwich Academy.

1812    Beginning of Second War with Great Britain: "The War of 1812".

1813    British occupy Block Island.

            Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry of Rhode Island defeats British in naval engagement on Lake Erie.

1815    Great Gale devastates Providence

1816    Rowland Hazard installs power-looms at Peace Dale woolen mills.

1819    Moses Brown School opens in Providence

1821    Streets of Providence first publically lighted

1823    Blackstone Canal Company incorporated.

1824    Lafayette visits Providence