The land was purchased by the Plymouth Colony from the Native American Indians in 1641. It remained farmland until beginning as a fishing town in 1882.
Today, East Providence is known for its waterfront and charming small-town feel.
People Born in East Providence
East Providence in People's Lives
Olivia Culpo: I attended a prestigious Catholic girl's school here during middle school, in the 1990's. I became a skilled cello player and an intelligent, gifted student, and earned a place on the National Honors Society.