Place:Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

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NameCharlestown
TypeTown
Coordinates41.367°N 71.667°W
Located inWashington, Rhode Island, United States
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Charlestown is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 7,827 at the 2010 census.

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Charlestown is named after King Charles II, and was incorporated in 1738. The area was formerly part of the town of Westerly. It was in turn divided and the part north of the Pawcatuck River became the town of Richmond in 1747.

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