Kee Farm in Touisset

Byron Kee offered a tour of his 60-acre family farm in Touisset that he believes began before 1700 though the exact date is not documented.

Byron continues to farm the land and raises cattle just as his father and grandfather did since the 1800s. The land is now protected from development.


The family farmhouse was added onto an original structure in the back that, according to Kee, may date into the 1600s. The farmland runs along the Kickemuit River.


Byron has found a number of aboriginal artifacts on his property, including a human figure scratched into a rock and a tool used for grinding corn.


A large stone outcropping sits at the boundary of the Roops family property near the Barton Cemetery (#7).


From the end of the Roops family property there is a spectacular view of Mount Hope at the south end of the Kickemuit River.


Click here for a 12-minute interview of Byron Kee on his farm in Touisset.

Click here for a RI Patch article about Governor Lincoln Chafee visiting the Kee farm in Touisset.

Click here for a EastBayRI article about a possible development plan for the land in 2017 that was never realized.

Click on the map below for a Google satellite map of the Key Farm. The farm is private and public access is not allowed without permission.