South Kingstown

South Kingstown (kĭngˈstən, kĭngzˈtounˌ) [key], town (1990 pop. 24,631), seat of Washington co., S R.I.; settled 1641, inc. 1674 as Kingstown, divided into South Kingstown and North Kingstown 1723. Computer power systems are manufactured. South Kingstown includes the villages of Kingston, seat of the Univ. of Rhode Island, and Wakefield, birthplace (now a museum) of Oliver Hazard Perry. The Narragansetts made their last stand in King Philip's War at nearby Great Swamp.

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