Exeter is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island. It is part of the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River Metro Area, and has a total area of 58.4 square miles. 57.7 square miles of the area is land, and the rest is water. It is named for the Earl of Exeter. The town was formed in the mid eighteenth century.
Construction, administration and educational services are the major commercial activities here, apart from tourism. Yawgoo Valley, the only ski resort in the state, is located here. Other attractions here include the Parris Brook Historic and Archeological District and Fisherville Historic and Archeological District. Metcalf School and Wawaloam School are the local public schools. The closest hospital is Southampton Hospital, located about 71 miles away in Southampton, New York. The cost of living here is 36.70% higher than the country average.
This place gets about 49 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 118. Snowfall is about 31 inches annually.