Hopkinton is a rural town located in the southwestern corner of Washington County, Rhode Island. The town was founded in 1757 and was named after Stephen Hopkinton, who owned the land. The population of Hopkinton was 6,764 as of the 2010 census. The town is home to a variety of businesses, including agriculture and manufacturing. Additionally, the town is home to a number of historic sites, including the South Hopkinton Mill, the Mowry Homestead, and the Hopkinton Bridge. The town is home to a number of recreational activities, including fishing, boating, hiking, camping, and golfing.