Manville is a village in the town of Lincoln. This is part of Providence County, Rhode Island. The county in turn is part of the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River Metro Area.
It is basically a former mill town. The Manville-Jenkes mill was located here, which burned down in 1956. Houses for the mill workers are now called the "the Brick Blocks." Now, local businesses include Lil and Gene's restaurant, Manville Palace Pizza, Denis' Market, One Stop Liquors, Lou's Cafe, and a Coventry Credit Union branch. The cost of living here is 32.90% higher than the country average.
This place gets about 48 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 127. Snowfall is about 42 inches annually.