Cotton and woolen mills were established as early as 1827. As of 2006, trade establishments are the major employers in the town.
Tiverton stands on the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay, opposite the northern end of Rhode Island proper, meaning the largest island in the said bay, which has lent its name to the state as a whole. The channel separating this island from the mainland, Sakonnet River, narrows to a width of half a mile or less, near Tiverton.
Tiverton was originally incorporated in 1694, as part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1746, in the final settlement of a long colonial boundary dispute between Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Tiverton was annexed to Rhode Island by Royal Decree (together with its fellow towns along the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay, Barrington, Bristol and Little Compton, and the town of Cumberland, to the north of Providence). Tiverton was then incorporated as a town of Rhode Island, in 1747. Until that same year, Tiverton controlled the area of East Freetown, Massachusetts, as an outpost. The boundary settlement of 1746 had put East Freetown in Massachusetts, and in 1747 it was purchased by Freetown, Massachusetts.
Men from that erstwhile Tiverton outpost took part in the Battle of Freetown, on May 25, 1778, during the Revolutionary War. For about three years of that war, December 1776 – late 1779, Rhode Island proper (also known as Aquidneck Island, historically) was occupied by the British. During this time, Tiverton was a refuge for Americans fleeing this occupation, and a mustering place for Colonial forces, gathering to drive away the British. (The occupying forces eventually were withdrawn strategically, as General Clinton marshalled his forces for the 1780 British invasion of South Carolina. Recent years have seen Tiverton grow as a summer resort and residential area. New development has been concentrated in the area known as North Tiverton, adjacent to Fall River, Massachusetts.
14 Holly Cir Tiverton, Rhode Island
3 Beds 3 Baths 4,542 SqFt 0.750 Acres
Lot 1 Abigail Estates Tiverton, Rhode Island
3 Beds 2 Baths 2,311 SqFt 0.690 Acres
182 Leger Tiverton, Rhode Island
4 Beds 3 Baths 2,636 SqFt 8.240 Acres
1019 MAIN ROAD Tiverton, Rhode Island
2 Beds 3 Baths 1,972 SqFt 0.230 Acres
1736 BULGARMARSH ROAD Tiverton, Rhode Island
4 Beds 2 Baths 2,132 SqFt 15 Acres
228 FISH RD Tiverton, Rhode Island
3 Beds 1 Baths 1,296 SqFt 6.250 Acres
315 Stafford Rd Tiverton, Rhode Island
3 Beds 1 Baths 992 SqFt 0.680 Acres
1114 Stafford Rd Tiverton, Rhode Island
2 Beds 1 Baths 1,080 SqFt 0.260 Acres
148 Lark Ln Tiverton, Rhode Island
3 Beds 2 Baths 1,701 SqFt
439 Main Rd Tiverton, Rhode Island
3 Beds 2 Baths 2,072 SqFt 2 Acres
60 Farnum St Tiverton, Rhode Island
3 Beds 1 Baths 1,092 SqFt 0.110 Acres
42 Sheldon St Tiverton, Rhode Island
3 Beds 1 Baths 1,222 SqFt 0.310 Acres
46 Blackbird St Tiverton, Rhode Island
2 Beds 2 Baths 1,215 SqFt 0.070 Acres
48 Blackbird Ct Tiverton, Rhode Island
2 Beds 2 Baths 1,188 SqFt