Incorporated in 1672 as the only town on the island of Block Island, New Shoreham is the smallest town in the smallest state in the United States. Here is a list of fun facts about the Island!
Area: 7 miles long and 3 miles wide, Block Island is shaped like a pork chop and covers 7000 acres.
Location: Atlantic Ocean, about 12 miles from the Rhode Island coastline.
Population: Approximately 1000 year round residents, 15,000 to 20,000 seasonal visitors a day.
Ponds: 365 fresh water ponds, one for every day of the year.
Stone walls: 300-400 miles of man made stonewalls.
Nature trails: 32 miles of trails.
Open Space: Over 43% of the Island is preserved open space.
Education: Block Island school has approximately 130 students in grades K-12.