Green's End

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The Rhode Island Greening apple was developed near Green's End

Green’s End is a historic village and populated area in Middletown, Rhode Island. Witherbee School (1900) is located in the area.


Green's End is also the name of the main road in the area and a large body of water.

Around 1650 the state fruit, the Rhode Island Greening was developed in Green's End by Mr. Green, a local tavern owner who operated Green's Inn. Greening would grow and give grafts of the Rhode Island Greening to passersby. The Rhode Island Greening was one of the most popular apples grown in New York in the nineteenth century.[1] [2]

One of the first Baptist churches in the United States was founded in Green's End in 1644. It is now known as United Baptist Church.

Green End Fort was long thought to have been built during the American Revolution in 1777 by British troops occupying Newport, as the eastern terminus of their defensive works in the area. More recent scholarship indicates it was more probably built by the French army in 1780 during its occupation of Newport. It is one of the few remaining earthwork fortifications in the state of Rhode Island.[3]

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  1. ^ "Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation of Horticultural Plants, Descriptions of the Species of Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers, and Ornamental Plants Sold in the United States and Canada, Together with Geographical and Biographical Sketches" By Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller Edition: 2 Published by The Macmillan Company, 1902, pg. 1515 [1]
  2. ^ The Apples of New York By Spencer Ambrose Beach, Nathaniel Ogden Booth, Orin Morehouse Taylor, New York (State). Dept. of Agriculture, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station Published by J.B. Lyon, 1905 Item notes: v.1, pg. 281 [2]
  3. ^ Visit RI info 2009