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West Warwick

West Warwick (wôrˈwĭk, –ˈĭk) [key], town (1990 pop. 29,268), Kent co., central R.I., on the Pawtuxet River; set off from Warwick and inc. 1913. Once important for textile manufacturing, it still has some fine mill architecture that has survived the industry's decline. West Warwick includes the village of River Point and several other textile mill villages.

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