February 2014 meeting of the District Council has been
Hill is a small and self-contained seasonal seaside residential
and commercial community with a very strong identity
and pride of place. Above all it is a place of great
beauty, both natural and built, in which property owners
and stakeholders seek wise investment and stewardship.
an integral part of the Town of Westerly, Watch Hill
has always valued its special status as a distinct community
in its own right. For more than a century, its Fire District,
a quasi-municipal corporation chartered by the Rhode
Island General Assembly, has managed the
significant assets that it owns, and has regularly championed
positions that support and protect Watch Hill’s unique
heritage and character.
Hill is undoubtedly one of New England’s coastal gems.
Historically developed to take optimal advantage of its
superb peninsular shore location, its natural and historic
fabric are assets to be treasured and preserved.
historic information about Watch Hill can be found in
two books published in 2005: