Wood River Junction, Rhode Island

Wood River Jct. disaster, 1873

Wood River Junction is a small village in the town of Richmond, Rhode Island in the United States. It is home to the Chariho school district's main campus and is otherwise largely turf farms.

Geography

Wood River Junction is commonly considered by locals to be one of the coldest locations in the state of Rhode Island, due to its low-lying and flat geography. It is the home of Meadowbrook Pond, also known as Wood River Pond, a popular fishing and swimming area. It is surrounded by two rivers: the Wood River and Pawcatuck River.

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