Rhode Island

State: Rhode Island

Lat/Long: 41.6667, -71.5000

One of the original thirteen colonies, Rhode Island was the last of the thirteen colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution on May 29, 1790. Rhode Island was a free state and remained loyal to the Union during the Civil War. Its capital is Providence.

Courtlandt Canby, The Encyclopedia of Historic Places (New York: Facts on File, 1984), 2:777; Webster's New Geographical Dictionary (Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1988), 1013.