View Full Version : Hanton City

03-11-2006, 08:48 PM
My mother was an ameteur digger at the Hanton City, RI site. I have information concerning its origin, existence, and demise. E-mail me to discuss my vivid memories of the site.


08-30-2008, 05:39 PM
I have recently returned on an attempt to get to the site of Hanton City, R.I. Recent construction in the area between Essex and George Washington St's has made it hard to do adequate research on the site. The site can still be accessed at this point from a new road that was just built called DeCotis Farm Rd. Travel a half mile down and look for a dirt road that is off to the side in the construction zone. That road is Hanton City Rd. The new construction has not destroyed it. Sadly I was only able to go about a mile down the road due to having a 2WD vehicle which was low to the ground but Hanton City Rd is still driveable. I am not sure of its status off of West Resovoir Rd though. I plan to park and go furthur in a new trip. Also the cemetary on Lydia Ann Rd is a good spot to visit and is filled with Smith's (in the town of Smithfield).