How did Federal Hill get its name? There was almost bloodshed.

Jul 21, 2023 386

When it comes to Providence’s Federal Hill neighborhood, people typically think of Italian food, and maybe the area’s history as an Italian, and before that Irish, neighborhood.  

But after The Providence Journal put out our call for questions last week as part of our What and Why RI series, it became clear that there are at least a few people out there who all share the same question about the neighborhood. Why is it called Federal Hill?  

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