[2] The most likely theory according to local historian Jim Ignasher is "that Hanton City was first settled by three English families — the Paines, Hantons and Shippees — who possibly were given the land as payment for service in King Philip’s War, which lasted from 1675 to 1676," and the last of the Hanton family members to reside there died around 1900. Another “bucket list” hike; one I’ve been meaning to see forever. Smithfield | RI 02917-1871. Warm in summer BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall is the best. Even if you don’t attend the hikes, you can always find out about properties to visit on your own. I joined a group from the land trust on a guided tour of the site. We also saw a small granite quarry, where they did “Plug and Feather” stone cutting! I was quite impressed by how tidy and neat the old stonework was. Edit Facts. Slavery did not end in RI till the early 1800's. This home last sold for $55,000 in January 2018. Share or Save this Map. It wasn’t particularly deep—not sure what its function was. And here is another of the old wells on the property. Tags: I wrote to you a year or so ago asking about this place. I finally found it today after years of wanting to see it. In the woods off the Hanton City Trail between Auxiliary Road and DeCotis Farm Road, enterprising explorers may find the remains of Hanton City, once a “lively and enterprising place,” according to Tom Hanton, … MLS# 1243734. Get directions, reviews and information for Smithfield Town Clerk in Smithfield, RI. [3], The small Alfred Smith Cemetery is located in the area. It is uncertain whether these Loyalists were forced to live in exile by the historically fiercely independent Rhode Islanders or whether they chose of their own volition to form an enclave of the politically like-minded. Hanton City, Smithfield, Rhode Island. One theory is that those who founded Hanton City were Loyalists, colonists who remained loyal to the king of England during the American Revolution. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I would never have known what plug-and-feather meant except that I’d just seen a very good example of it on a boulder on a hike last week, with the hardware still in place. What did you think? In the second photo you can see a small shelf built-in to the side wall. The second theory is that the residents of Hanton City were all pariahs afflicted with a communicable disease that mandated their isolation from the general populace. The Rent Zestimate for this home is $1,275/mo, which has decreased by $206/mo in the last 30 days. Go through two sets of traffic lights. 1 Hanton City Trl is a house in Smithfield, RI 02917. Copyright © 2020 Auntie Beak’s Place is Proudly Powered by Wordpress. View details, map and photos of this single family property with 3 bedrooms and 3 total baths. This home was built in and last sold on for. It attracted about 25 families, mostly from the Gay family. In fact, Meetup.com is an excellent way to find out about group hikes in general. ft. single-family home is a 3 bed, 3.0 bath property. Last edited by … Gay Cityin Hebron, Conn., was anything but. 60-73 Hanton City Road, 62 acres in Smithfield, Rhode Island offered at $350,000. Another “bucket list” hike; one I’ve been meaning to see forever. View a map of Ghost Towns locations near Hanton City, Rhode Island. The sq. View details, map and photos of this lots/land property with 0 bedrooms and 0 total baths. COMMENTS: To get there, take route 295 north or south to exit 8B (Route 7 North). Your message was successfully sent. 3 Hanton City Trl is a house in Smithfield, RI 02917. The 3,070 sq. The sq. Directions. This home was built in and last sold on 4/27/2004 for $949,000. The remains of Hanton City consist of several stone foundations, a burial site, a defunct dam apparently used for irrigation, and a dilapidated scattering of stone walls, typifying it as a standard small New England farming community. RI did not abolish slavery in 1652 it only restricted it and even those restrictions were not enforced. 61 Hanton City Trl , Smithfield, RI 02917-1871 is currently not for sale. Hanton city Trl , Smithfield, RI 02917 is currently not for sale. The entire site is completely overgrown, making it nearly impossible to locate when any vegetation is present. MLS# 1162674. Here is one of the wells we viewed. The third theory is that those who founded Hanton City were Loyalists: colonists who remained loyal to the king of England during the American Revolution. land built in . Reviews (401) 519-6676 Website. Although it is now protected by the Smithfield Land Trust, there is no public access to the property because it is surrounded by private property. The idea that it couldn't have been runaway slaves is not well founded. Hanton City is the site of an old abandoned village in Smithfield, Rhode Island, that was settled some time in the 1600’s, so pre-Revolutionary War. Recently sold: $55,000. Hanton City (known locally as Lost City) is a colonial-era ghost town in Smithfield, Rhode Island near Hanton City Trail. Nearby Similar Homes. 0 Hanton City Trail, Smithfield, RI is a vacant land home. This 1,241 square foot house sits on a 0.71 acre lot and features 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. A few points about the theories of Hanton City's origins. This theory seems unlikely given the logistics of a renegade group of people’s ability to procure the building materials and basic supplies needed to create even the most rudimentary settlement (let alone the outside goods required to maintain day-to-day life). Elijah Andrus founded Gay City as a community of Hartford religious zealots in 1796 . land built in that sold on 01/17/2018. Several Tories from Newport were exiled to Smithfield and Glocester in 1776, including Thomas Vernon whose diary was published. The remains of Hanton City consist of several stone foundations, a burial site, a defunct dam apparently used for irrigation, and a dilapidated scattering of stone walls, typifying it as a standard small New England farming community. This address can also be written as 61 Hanton City Trail, Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917. It was pretty deep, too, although we didn’t hear or see any water at the bottom. The history of Hanton City was first investigated in 1889 when a reporter from the Providence Journal ventured into the area and came across a small house located on the outskirts of a village that was called Hanton City. View 2 photos for 73 Hanton City Trl, Smithfield, RI 02917 a bed, bath, 49.3 acres. There are several theories surrounding its founding on this Wikipedia page: The first theory is that the residents of Hanton City were a small band of runaway slaves united to live in secrecy in the wilds of then extremely rural Smithfield. The remains of Hanton City consist of several stone foundations, a burial site, a defunct dam apparently used for irrigation, and a dilapidated scattering of stone walls, typifying it as a standard small New England farming community. 61 Hanton City Trl is vacant land in Smithfield, RI 02917. Find that area on Google Maps; they still label Lydia Ann and Hanton City Rds. This house has been listed on Redfin since January 01, 2020 and is currently priced at $466,800. Now you can! I’m psyched. View 1 photos for Hanton City Trl, Smithfield, RI 02917 a bed, bath, . Menu & Reservations Make Reservations . There are several theories surrounding its founding on this Wikipedia page: I love coincidences like this. ft. single-family home is a 3 bed, 1.5 bath property. Several Tories from Newport were exiled to Smithfield and Glocester in 1776, including Thomas Vernon whose diary was published. Very glad you got to see it. 0 Hanton City Trail, Smithfield, RI, 02917, Land, 1.75 Acres, Smithfield real estate Thank You! NAME: Hanton City COUNTY: Providence County ROADS: 4WD GRID: 4 CLIMATE: Snow in winter. [4], Paul Edward Parker, "What and Why R.I.: Hanton City, a missing ghost town in Smithfield" Providence Journal October 31, 2019, https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20191031/what-and-why-ri-hanton-city-missing-ghost-town-in-smithfield, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hanton_City,_Rhode_Island&oldid=948869357, Populated places in Providence County, Rhode Island, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 3 April 2020, at 14:18. ft. single-family home is a 0 bed, bath property. This property was last sold for $55,000 in 2018. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. Not surprising considering the area is in the throws of a drought. Categories: Walking Journal Quick Description: Hanton City (known locally as Lost City) is a colonial era ghost town in Smithfield, Rhode Island, United States. That’s how I found out about this hike. Ft. single family home built in 1989 that sold on 06/26/1991. Yes, Chris, I remember. ft. single-family home is a bed, bath property. This home was built in 1989 and last sold on 6/26/1991 for $163,000. The lost city of Hanton sits in what we know today as the Town of Smithfield, Rhode Island. Since this is not a property that is currently open to the public, I’ve opted not to publish any information about the trails or the exact location. 7 in northern Smithfield. Oh, very nice! Location. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! 3.6 miles; Smithfield, RI. This 2,400 square foot house sits on a 0.56 acre lot and features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Pond North LLP 2 Hanton City Trl Smithfield RI 02917. There was an abundance of old cellarholes, what looked like a corn crib foundation, several wells, and an old quarry. Sold - 0 Hanton City Trail, Smithfield, RI - $55,000. 4/19/08 - New York City - Split from NYC Roads page and added 6 photos 11/18/07 - Abandoned Hanton City, RI with 22 photos, Jets at Giants Stadium with 10 photos and a video 10/13/07 - Cape May-Lewes Ferry, Connecticut Trolley Museum with 86 photos on six pages 5/19/07 - NJ/NY/PA Tri-Point (with directions) 12/16/06 - Pisa, Italy Map Nearby Homes For Sale Expand Map Street View Directions. The remains of Hanton City are scattered about in three hundred acres of rough and rocky woods, just off Rt. Hanton City is the site of an old abandoned village in Smithfield, Rhode Island, that was settled some time in the 1600’s, so pre-Revolutionary War. View 1 photos for 3 Hanton City Trl, Smithfield, RI 02917 a 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,241 Sq. Worth the wait? This property was built in 1989 and last sold for $163,000. It was a Colonial (late 16oo's) village that was made up of mostly leather tanners, woodworkers and stone cutters. 1 Hanton City Trl, Smithfield, RI. At the time of its habitation, the small settlement was extremely isolated from the main town of Smithfield, and several theories have been posited in regards to its existence. Hanton City (known locally as Lost City) is a colonial-era ghost town in Smithfield, Rhode Island near Hanton City Trail. Real estate listing, price, photos, videos, property details, maps, school district info and more. Religious leaders served rum to all male members of the community during religious services, either to lure worshipers o… Give your map a name or just continue to the next step to get your map's link. A Panoramio photo identifies it as DeCotis Farm Rd. The 1,241 sq. land built in . 3 Hanton City Trl , Smithfield, RI 02917-1870 is currently not for sale. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. A couple of the probably half-dozen cellar holes on the property. Public Facts for 60 Hanton City Trl. But keep an eye on the Rhode Island Land Trust Days Meetup Group. View 1 photo, read details, and contact the seller. View 1 photos for 60 73 Hanton City Rd, Smithfield, RI 02917 a bed, bath, . 73 Hanton City Trl. This vacant land is a 32 acre lot. 2 Hanton City Trl , Smithfield, RI 02917-1869 is currently not for sale. [1] The theory leaves it unclear whether they were forced to live in exile by the Rhode Island Patriots or whether they chose to form an enclave of like-minded people. Want to share this map with friends and family, or bookmark it so you can visit it again later? This home was built in 2000 and last sold on 7/27/2015 for $425,000. View detailed information and reviews for 73 Hanton City Trl in Smithfield, Rhode Island and get driving directions with road conditions and live traffic updates along the way. 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