Rhode Island: Jerimoth Hill (812ft)
Jerimoth Hill (812 ft, 247 m) is the highest natural point in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. Jerimoth Hill is located in Providence County in the town of Foster, near the Connecticut border.
The highpoint was donated to Brown University by Walter Raymond Turner, a Brown alumnus of the class of 1911. In 1938 he purchased the saltbox house to the west and the surrounding 360 acres (150 ha). Turner provided a right of way, straight north from the highpoint to Route 101, though eventually it became overgrown.
Brown University has used Jerimoth Hill, as an astronomy observatory location for decades, and they utilize their ease of access to this land-locked parcel to view the heavens withoutlight pollution from Providence, R.I. The high ground has been cleared of pine trees for about a 200 square feet (19 m2) area. The highpoint is a rocky outcrop in the woods on the northwest edge of the clearing. A register is located in a mailbox for visitors to sign.
Highpointers once considered Jerimoth Hill less accessible than Mount McKinley as the only access was heavily posted against trespassing. In June 2005, Jeff and Debbie Mosley bought the property and a path was cleared with the help of volunteer highpointers. The summit, now owned by the state, is open every day, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time.
This is where the admin will fill in strategic details about the high-point. Roughly when it will occur (until a solid date is picked).
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