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|Newport County, Rhode Island|
Location in the state of Rhode Island
|Founded||June 16, 1729|
Newport County Courthouse
8 Washington Square
Newport, RI 02840-7199
Formerly Rhode Island Co. Name changed to Newport 16 Jun 1729. 1746-7 eastern boundary adjusted under decree of the King of England) (City and Tpwn Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records
Family and Superior Courts have divorce records;
Probate Courth has probate records from 1784,
District Court has court records; Recorder Deeds has land records from 1780
Newport Historical Society, 82 Truro Street,
Newport, RI has early church, land and probate records)
(Five towns & one city in Newport County
Towns Organized Before 1800; Jamestown 1678,
Little Compton 1746-7, Middletown 1743, New Shoreham 1672,
Portsmouth 1638, Tiverton 1746-7
There is no county government. The government is located at town and state levels.
22 June 1703: Formed as Rhode Island County
For animated maps illustrating Rhode Island County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Rhode Island County Boundary Maps" (1643-1963) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
- Lost census: 1890
Places / Localities
Archives and Libraries
For tips on accessing Newport County, Rhode Island Genealogy census records online, see: Rhode Island Census.
Online Probate Records
See also How to order Rhode Island Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Rhode Island Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.
Societies, Libraries and Museums
- Rhode Island Genealogical Society,
P.O. Box 433,
Greenville Public Library,
573 Putnam Pike,
Greenville, RI 02828
- Rhode Island Historical Society,
110 Benevolent St,
- Rhode Island State Library,
State House, 2nd floor,
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 222-2473
- Rhode Island Historical Society Library,
121 Hope Street,
Providence, RI 02906
TEL: (401) 273-8107
- East Greenwich Free Library,
82 Pierce Street East,
Greenwich, RI 02818
- Lincoln Public Library,
Old River Road,
Lincoln, RI 02865,
Phone: (401) 333-2422
- Louttit Memorial Library,
274 Victory Highway,
West Greenwich, RI 02817
Phone: (401) 397-3434
- Robert H Champlin Library,
1043 Main Street,
West Warwick, RI 02893,
Phone: (401) 828-3750
- Warwick Public Library,
600 Sandy Lane,
Warwick, RI 02886
Family History Centers
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- Newport County, RI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Rhode Island Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Rhode Island Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- The Newport County RIGenWeb Project, an member of The RIGenWeb Project, an affiliate of The USGenWeb Project.
- The USGenWeb Archives Project for Newport County.
- FamilySearch.org FamilySearch Catalog for Newport County
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