Warwick — Villages

Extracted from "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879.

      Warwick Centre, the only village in the town, is delightfully situated upon a commanding eminence, whence the eye may satisfy itself with a charming view of hills and valleys, and compass a varied and picturesque mountain landscape, which reaches into the distance upon every hand.
      In the centre, containing two divisions, commonly alluded to as the upper and lower villages, are three churches, a school-house, a hotel, store, post-office, boot-manufactory, and a collection of perhaps fifty dwellings, which are for the most part attractive in appearance and surrounded by neatly-kept grounds. Warwick Centre boasted for five years-from 1852 to 1857-the possession of a militia company, called the Warwick Light Infantry, and of this company the town was justly proud. There is still left, however, the Warwick Cornet Band, organized in 1852, famous in the neighboring towns as a noted musical organization.

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