Category: Guide to Rhode Island

Rhode Island – This smallest and at the same time the 13th original state (joined in 1790) has about 1 million inhabitants. Because of its red earth, it was named “Roode Eylandt” by the Dutch researcher Adrian Block. Over the years it became Rhode Island. “Little Rhody” is the state’s epithet. The capital is Providence (founded 1636 – 1638) by Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson. On August 28, 1778, the Battle of Rhode Island, which also included black troops, took place here during the War of Independence. The most important product is chickens. Newport is a worthwhile travel destination.