Esurance now proudly offers car insurance coverage in Rhode Island. In order to welcome the Ocean State to the Esurance family, let us introduce you to this state’s awesomeness.
Good things really do come in small packages
Rhode Island proves this famous adage in more ways than one. It may be the smallest state on the map with its petite 1,214 square miles, but the Ocean State’s residents pack a powerful punch … or should we say, serve? Home to the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Rhode Island is actually the second most densely populated state in the entire U.S., right behind New Jersey.
Big things in a small state
Don’t let Rhode Island’s tiny size fool you. For starters, the Ocean State has the longest name of any U.S. state: State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. (Try saying that 10 times fast.)
If you ever find yourself cruising through the Ocean State, be sure to swing by Providence and scope out the famous big blue termite atop Big Blue Bug Solutions (formerly known as New England Pest Control). This 58-foot long bug is 928 times the size of an actual termite.
Central Falls is the Ocean State’s smallest city with just a 1.2 square-mile span. But looks can be deceiving: it’s packed with more than 19,000 inhabitants.
A state of firsts
When it comes to rolling up both sleeves and jumping into the action headfirst, Rhode Island is the ultimate revolutionary. Here’s a list of notable firsts:
- Rhode Island is home to the first torpedo boat ever constructed.
- The first African American regiment to fight for America did so in the Battle of Rhode Island.
- The inaugural National Lawn Tennis Championship (Rhode Islanders sure like tennis!) was hosted in the Ocean State back in 1881.
- Polo players took to the field for the first time (in the U.S., that is) in Rhode Island back in 1879.
- History buffs may also be fascinated to learn that Rhode Island actually kick-started the Industrial Revolution with the first water-powered cotton mill.
A beach bum’s dream
Rhode Island may be only 37 miles wide and 48 miles long, but it’s got nearly 400 miles of shoreline and dozens of beaches.
Ready to take the Esurance plunge?
If you have friends or family in Rhode Island, let them know we’ve arrived. And if you’re from Rhode Island, check out our Rhode Island car insurance facts and important driver information. When you’re ready to snag your Esurance quote, you can get it here.