Warwick, RI 02886
1931: T.F. Green Airport was originally founded as Hillsgrove State Airport. Opened for business in July, it became the first state-owned and operated airport in the United States. The facility originally consisted of 158 acres of cleared brush and turf runways. The Airport was formally dedicated on September 27, 1931, and two air shows drew a crowd of over 150,000—the largest crowd that had attended a public function in the country until that time.