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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] [[Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] [[Bristol County, Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] Warren''  
 
''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] [[Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] [[Bristol County, Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] Warren''  
  
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Warren was the site of the Indian village of Sowams on the peninsula called Pokanoket (the near parts now called Mount Hope Neck), and was first explored by Europeans in 1621, by Edward Winslow and Stephen Hopkins. By the next year, [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]] had established a trading post at Sowams. In 1623, Winslow and John Hampden saved the life of Wampanoag Sachem Massasoit with medicine, gaining an important native ally.
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In 1636, {{wpd|Roger_Williams_(theologian)|Roger Williams}}, banished from Salem, fled to Sowams where he was sheltered by Massasoit until he settled at Providence.
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Permanent English settlement east of the Indian village began. In 1653, Massasoit and his oldest son sold to certain Plymouth Colony settlers what is now Warren and parts of [[Barrington, Rhode Island|Barrington]], Rhode Island; [[Swansea, Massachusetts|Swansea]], Massachusetts; and [[Rehoboth, Massachusetts|Rehoboth]], Massachusetts. After the death of Massasoit, relations between the Indians and the settlers became strained, leading to King Philip's War in 1675. The English settlement at Sowams was destroyed during the war, but rebuilt.
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In 1668, the township was officially incorporated with the name Sowams; in 1691, the Plymouth Colony merged with the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
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Warren was ceded to Rhode Island from Massachusetts in 1747. The town was named "Warren" after a British naval hero, {{wpd|Peter_Warren_(Royal_Navy_officer)|Admiral Sir Peter Warren}}, after a victory at Louisburg in 1745. At the time of cession in 1747, Barrington, Rhode Island was unified with Warren, until it was separated again in 1770.
  
 
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Revision as of 06:12, 9 September 2010

Warren, Rhode Island
Map
Map of Bristol County highlighting Warren
Location in Bristol County
Map of Rhode Island highlighting Bristol County
Bristol County's location in the state of Rhode Island
Facts
Founded 1668
Seat Warren
Ri-warren-townhall.jpg
Address Warren Town Hall
514 Main Street
Warren, RI 02885
Website: townofwarren-ri.gov/

United States Gotoarrow-kelly.png Rhode Island Gotoarrow-kelly.png Bristol County, Rhode Island Gotoarrow-kelly.png Warren

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Warren was the site of the Indian village of Sowams on the peninsula called Pokanoket (the near parts now called Mount Hope Neck), and was first explored by Europeans in 1621, by Edward Winslow and Stephen Hopkins. By the next year, Plymouth Colony had established a trading post at Sowams. In 1623, Winslow and John Hampden saved the life of Wampanoag Sachem Massasoit with medicine, gaining an important native ally.

In 1636, Roger Williams, banished from Salem, fled to Sowams where he was sheltered by Massasoit until he settled at Providence.

Permanent English settlement east of the Indian village began. In 1653, Massasoit and his oldest son sold to certain Plymouth Colony settlers what is now Warren and parts of Barrington, Rhode Island; Swansea, Massachusetts; and Rehoboth, Massachusetts. After the death of Massasoit, relations between the Indians and the settlers became strained, leading to King Philip's War in 1675. The English settlement at Sowams was destroyed during the war, but rebuilt.

In 1668, the township was officially incorporated with the name Sowams; in 1691, the Plymouth Colony merged with the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Warren was ceded to Rhode Island from Massachusetts in 1747. The town was named "Warren" after a British naval hero, Admiral Sir Peter Warren, after a victory at Louisburg in 1745. At the time of cession in 1747, Barrington, Rhode Island was unified with Warren, until it was separated again in 1770.

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