The Blackstone Valley or Blackstone River Valley is a region of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It was a major factor in the American Industrial Revolution. It makes up part of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.
Region of Massachusetts
A view of the Blackstone River in the Blackstone Valley of Massachusetts
The Blackstone Valley in Massachusetts and Rhode Island
|Population centers||Worcester, Massachusetts, Providence, Rhode Island|
The Blackstone Canal was a waterway linking Worcester, Massachusetts, to Providence, Rhode Island and Narragansett Bay through the Blackstone Valley via a series of locks and canals between 1828 and 1848.
The canal is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
National Heritage CorridorEdit
The John H. Chaffee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor follows the Blackstone Valley from Worcester to Providence, Rhode Island. The corridor follows the course of the Industrial Revolution in America from its origin at the Slater Mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island as it first spread north along the valley to Worcester, Massachusetts, and then to the rest of the nation.
- Greater Worcester Land Trust and list of other conservation organizations operating in the Blackstone River Valley
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Blackstone Valley.|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Blackstone Valley.|
- Highway of Commerce: The Blackstone Canal[permanent dead link], Worcester Historical Museum, 2005
- Historic American Building Survey
- 1998 Map (PDF file)
- An Historical Assessment of Anadromous Fish in the Blackstone River by Buckley and Nixon, U. Rhode Island, 2001
- Blackstone River Watershed: Five Year Watershed Action Plan, Blackstone River Watershed Team, 2000