Forge Farm

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Forge Farm
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Forge Farm is located in Rhode Island
Forge Farm
Location Warwick, Rhode Island
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Area 179 acres (72 ha)
Built 1684
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Mid 19th Century Revival, Late Victorian
Part of Forge Road Historic District (#84001861)
NRHP Reference # 74000037 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 11, 1974
Designated CP February 23, 1984

Forge Farm is an historic farm at 40 Forge Road in Warwick, Rhode Island. Established in the mid-17th century by the Greene family, it is one of the oldest farms in Rhode Island. It was the birthplace of General Nathanael Greene, a prominent American general in the American Revolutionary War. The core of the main house was built in 1684 by James Greene, son of John Greene, who purchased the land from local Native Americans. It has been extended and altered numerous times in the 18th and 19th centuries. Nathanael Greene was born in this house in 1742, and the farm was owned for many years by Nathanael's brother Christopher, and wife, Deborah (Ward) Greene, daughter of Continental Congress member Samuel Ward. [2][3]

The farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1] Fuller, Oliver Payson "The History of Warwick, Rhode Island"

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Staff (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "NRHP nomination for Forge Farm" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-09-03.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. https://archive.org/stream/greenesofrhodeis00gree#page/211/mode/1up