The Town of Cumberland was one of five towns received from Massachusetts by Royal Decree. The Town was known as Attleboro Gore until 1746, when it was incorporated in Rhode Island as the Town of Cumberland. Minerals such as iron and copper were once mined in Cumberland. The town was once known as the mineral deposit of New England because of the extensive mineral deposits within its border. Several shafts over one hundred years old are still visible, but mineral deposits are no longer commercially mined.
Today, manufacturing and retail trade are the largest sources of income in Cumberland. The continued industrial and commercial growth has contributed greatly to Cumberland's tax base. The Town still retains its early rural charm even with the steady growth in industry, commerce and population.
Cumberland is located in Providence County Northwest of Providence along Highway 295, about a mile north of the famous Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum.
Antique Shops and Shows Pentimento |
Wildlife Viewing The Llama Farm |
See more Rhode Island Cities and Towns.
09/21 Coming to The area
Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Folk Festival Mansfield MA April19-21 A fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.
Spring Plant Sale Westford NH April27 The Middlesex Conservation District will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale at the 4H Fairgrounds.