Narragansett's emergence as a prominent seaside resort began with a friendly sightseeing tour, cementing a mid-Nineteenth Century business relationship. Before that occurrence Narragansett had essentially been a slow-growing, quiet corner of a vast rural area. Namesake of the proud Native American tribe
, Narragansett had existed for almost two centuries primarily as a simple farming and fishing community.
Narragansett's status, however, changed dramatically in 1848, when Joseph H. Dulles, a Philadelphian with large estates in South Carolina, visited Rowland G. Hazard
of Peace Dale, a village adjoining Narragansett, to purchase cloth from Hazard's mills for Dulles' farm laborers.
The History of Narragansett - by John Miller
A local historian, John Miller, has been gracious to provide the Town with a paper detailing the history of Narragansett.
The below links will guide you through the history of a place called Narragansett.
17th and 18th Century
1800 - 1860
1861 - 1899
1900 - 1916
1917 - 1945
1945 - Present