Exeter, Rhode Island
Washington county. This is an agricultural and manufacturing town, situated 24 miles S.W. from Providence, and from its centre about 10 miles N.W. from South Kingston. The town is very large, being 12 by 5 miles. The surface is much diversified by hills and valleys; the soil is a gravelly loam and very productive of all the varieties common to the climate. The products of the dairy are considerable.—Branches of Wood river give this town a good water power, which is well improved by cotton mills and other manufactories. Exeter was incorporated in 1743. Population, 1830, 2,383.