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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
- Lost census: 1890
Places / Localities
Archives and Libraries
For tips on accessing Newport County, Rhode Island census records online, see: Rhode Island Census.
Societies, Libraries and Museums
Family History Centers
- 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 Family History Library Catalog for Newport County
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