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South County History Center

Founded in 1958 on the 300th anniversary of the original land purchase by colonists from Narragansett sachems, The Pettaquamscutt Historical Society encourages the study and appreciation of the region’s history. The distinctive character of the area has been marked by its proximity to the sea, a temperate climate and highly fertile soil, the flourishing plantation economy of the 18th century, and its present popularity as a destination for summer visitors and others seeking a relaxed lifestyle.

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