Fun Island Facts

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.