Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Founded in 1638 by Anne Hutchinson and two other dissenters of the Boston Colony, Portsmouth is home to many historic sites, public golf courses, marinas, antique shops, and more. Portsmouth also encompasses four islands: Prudence Island, Patience Island, Hope Island, and Hog Island.
Portsmouth is a residential community of approximately 18,000 residents, located in Newport County on Aquidneck Island, 70 miles south of Boston; 22 miles southeast of Providence; and approximately 10 miles from Fall River Massachusetts.
Also located on Aquidneck Island are the city of Newport (a major historical tourist attraction), the US Naval Base, Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), Raytheon, and several other high tech support systems, providing major employment opportunities in the community.
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