Welcome to the Rhode Island information page! Discover Rhode Island by browsing this page for interesting pieces of Rhode Island trivia, history, state facts and scenic road trip ideas. If you are planning to move to the great state of Rhode Island or are just thinking about it, download the Allstate Moving Checklist and Household Inventory Record to help you stay on track.
The state of Rhode Island encompasses 1,545 square miles and is ranked 50th in the nation's total area. It was the 13th state to enter the union on May 29, 1790. Rhode Island was named by Adriaen Block specifically Roodt Eylandt meaning Red Island due to the red clay that lined the shore.
- Portsmouth is home to the oldest schoolhouse in the United States. The school was built in 1716.
- Rhode Island was the last of the original thirteen colonies to become a state.
- The first British troops sent from England to squash the revolution landed in Newport.
- The first circus in the United States was in Newport in 1774.
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Visit the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles to learn more about important basics like vehicle registration, obtaining your driver's license, and requirements for ID Cards.
Things to Consider Before Moving
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. This is important, even if your move is within Rhode Island.
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Some suggested scenic road trips.
Preview upcoming events, historic sites and museums. Find transportation information along with state maps at the Rhode Island State Tourism site.
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