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|See an interactive outline map of Rhode Island Historical Counties at Newberry Library site (Free) Enter a year, Refresh Map, select zoom in, then click on the map to enlarge it.|
|Sort the table by Date Formed or by Parent Counties and check Boundary Changes for interesting insights.|
|Name of County||Date Formed|| Boundary
|Parent County||Counties Created by Boundary Changes|
|Bristol||1746 Feb 17||Details||Providence||none|
|Kent||1759 Jun 11||Details||Providence||none|
|King's||1703 Jun 22||Details||Colonial lands||renamed Washington 1781|
|Newport||1781 Oct 29||Details||Rhode Island County||none|
|Providence||1729 Jun 16||Details||renamed from Providence Plantations||Bristol 1746, Kent 1750|
|Providence Plantations||1636 6 16||Details||Colonial lands||renamed Providence 1703|
|Rhode Island||1636 6 16||Details||Colonial lands||renamed Newport 1729|
|Washington||1781 Oct 29||Details||renamed from King's County||none|
- ↑ [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Rhode_Island/viewer.htm Rhode_Island Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, John H. Long, Editor; Peggy Tuck Sinko, Associate Editor; Gordon DenBoer, Historical Compiler; Douglas Knox, Book Digitizing Director and Digital Compiler; Emily Kelley, Research Associate; Laura Rico-Beck, GIS Specialist; Peter Siczewicz, ArcIMS Interactive Map Designer; Robert Will, Cartographic Assistant. Copyright The Newberry Library 2008.
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