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As a child, I had a friend who often entertained her cousin from East Greenwich, Rhode Island. We lived in Massachusetts. I recall that the cousin’s name was Andrea, but her last name escapes me. As kids, we enjoyed one another’s company very much.

Driving home from Mystic, Connecticut last week, we went through East Greenwich and I decided I’d like to see the town rather than simply drive through. What I found was a wonderfully picturesque Historic District, a town hall in a Federal-Georgian style ( used for many years as a courthouse ), wealthy homes and modest, quaint homes dotting the serene countryside and harbor area.

Located in the center of the state, East Greenwich was founded in 1677, named for the town of Greenwich, England. In the year 1686, the name of the town was changed to Dedford, then reverted back to its original name in 1689 – good choice.

With approximately 13,000 residents as of the 2010 census, and the former home of TV star Debra Messing, the town is a little gem offering its residents and visitors serene beauty. There are wonderful places to dine within the town’s main street as well as at Greenwich Cove where an after-dinner stroll would definitely be in order.

East Greenwich is worth taking the time to stop and enjoy. There’s something magnetic about the community, almost as if modern times have taken a back seat to the treasured old buildings and homes exhibiting the charm of years gone by.

Virginia Young – author of I Call Your Name, a romantic suspense set on Martha’s Vineyard. Available through bookstores, Kindle, Amazon and Mainly Murder Press.

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