The Seven Hills of Providence, Rhode Island. Do You Know Them?

Seven Hills of Rome:


The city in which I was born, Providence, RI, also had seven:

Prospect or College HillView from College Hill
Constitution Hill
Tockwotten Hill at Fox Point
Smith Hill
Federal Hill (Mom and Dad were born here)
Christian Hill at Hoyle Square (junction of Cranston and Westminster Street)

Weybosset Hill at lower end of Weybosset Street( leveled in the early 1880s to construct the Turks Head Building).

Neutaconkanutof course

Did you know?

Do you have memories to share of any?

By | 2017-07-10T16:10:10+00:00 September 16th, 2015|History|12 Comments


  1. Dianne Flynn September 16, 2015 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    Joe was always proud of listing the hills of Providence. Nobody else seemed to know. You are our historian now!

    • Ed September 17, 2015 at 12:33 pm - Reply

      I never knew that, Diane. I am proud to be in his company. Thank you.

  2. Tony Rehgine September 21, 2015 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Hi Ed. I always thought that Atwells was one, and I haven’t been wrong sincye1947!!!

    • Ed September 21, 2015 at 7:55 pm - Reply

      So did I, Tony, but it did not come up in my research. I will check with The RI Historical Society. Thanks for sending me back to the books, just like a good ole Classical boy might.

  3. Tony Rehgine September 21, 2015 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    I can’t type either!

    • Ed September 21, 2015 at 7:53 pm - Reply

      No worries. I got it.

  4. Marie September 22, 2015 at 4:46 am - Reply

    I thoroughly enjoy all your stories of the past. They remind me of my own past. I have written much about
    My childhood and hope to soon publish my poetry and short stories. You are an inspiration.
    Looking forwrd tomore delightful stories.
    Thanks and God bless.
    Marie ( DeSpirito) Russians

    • Ed September 22, 2015 at 2:54 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your kind comments, Marie. I look forward to your writings. If ever you wish to chat about marketing, publishing, blogging, then let’s have coffee one day.
      Oh yes, I saw the “S” and realized it did not belong.

  5. Beverly Romano September 23, 2015 at 11:56 am - Reply

    Winter sledding and tubing in Barrington, Rhode Island – two of the best locations are Primrose Hill School on Middle Highway and Rhode Island Country Club – park Washington Road side. Bring some hot chocolate. Lots of fun !

    • Ed September 23, 2015 at 12:32 pm - Reply

      Great memories, Beverly. Thank you for sharing them and for following my blog.

  6. mogl August 22, 2018 at 9:35 am - Reply

    What about Fruit Hill? Oak Hill?

    • Ed August 22, 2018 at 12:24 pm - Reply

      OK, Thanks

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