Foster is a town in Providence County, Rhode Island. It is part of the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River Metro Area. It was settled by European migrants during the seventeenth century, and incorporated as a part of Scituate in 1730. It was split into a separate town in 1781. It has a total area of 51.9 square miles. 51.1 square miles of the area is land, and the rest is water.
Construction, public administration and healthcare are the major commercial activities here. Foster Town House is a local attraction. The town also has one of the two covered bridges in the state, the Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge. Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School is the local public school. The closest hospital is Southampton Hospital, located about 72 miles away in Southampton, New York. The cost of living here is 33.70% higher than the country average.
This place gets about 53 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 132. Snowfall is about 57 inches annually.