Kent County, Rhode Island

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Kent County'''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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:''This article is about a county in the state of Rhode Island. For other uses, see [[Kent (disambiguation)]].''
  
*There is no county government. The government is located at town and state levels.
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== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Kent County
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| state = Rhode Island
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| founded year = 1759
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| founded date = June 11
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| named for = [[Kent|Kent]], [[England|England]]
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*Created 11 June 1759 from the [[Providence Plantations|Providence Plantations]].  
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=== County Courthouse  ===
*Named for County of Kent, England.
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Kent County Courthouse<br> 222 Quaker Lane; <br>West Warwick, RI 02893<br> Phone: 401.841.835&nbsp;<br><br>(Town and City Clerks have birth, marriage, death, burial, probate and land records<br>&nbsp;<br>(Five twns in Kent Co) Towns Organized Before 1800; Coventry 1741, East Greenwich 1677, Warwick 1642-3, West Greenwich 1741 <br>
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There is no county government. The government is located at town and state levels.
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== Quick Facts  ==
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{{Wikipedia|Kent_County, Rhode Island}}
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Named for County of [[Kent|Kent]], [[England|England]].  
  
 
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''11 June 1759:''' Created from the [[Providence Plantations|Providence Plantations]]. <ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
 
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*Lost census: 1890
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
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{{Kent County, Rhode Island}}{{RIKenCoTownsMap}}
  
*'''City''': Warwick
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== Resources  ==
*'''Towns''': Coventry . East Greenwich . West Greenwich . West Warwick
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*'''Village''': Greene
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Archives and Libraries ===
  
[[Bristol County, Rhode Island|Bristol ]]| [[Providence County, Rhode Island|Providence ]]| [[Washington County, Rhode Island|Washington ]]| '''Connecticut '''counties: [[New London County, Connecticut|New London]] | [[Windham County, Connecticut|Windham]]
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=== Cemeteries  ===
  
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}
  
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=== Census ===
  
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{{Census|Rhode Island}}
  
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
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*[[Providence Rhode Island Family History Center]] (Warwick)<br>
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rikent2/ The Kent County RIGenWeb Project], an member of [[RIGenWeb|The RIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rikent2/ The Kent County RIGenWeb Project], an member of [[RIGenWeb|The RIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/kent.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Kent County.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/kent.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Kent County.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=184442&subject_disp=Rhode+Island%2C+Kent&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] catalog for Kent County
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/kent.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Kent County. (backup site)
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*{{FHL|184442|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Kent County
  
 
== References  ==
 
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{{reflist}} {{Rhode Island}}
  
 
[[Category:Kent_County,_Rhode_Island]]
 
[[Category:Kent_County,_Rhode_Island]]

Revision as of 20:16, 19 March 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Rhode Island Gotoarrow.png Kent County

This article is about a county in the state of Rhode Island. For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation).
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Kent County, Rhode Island
Map
Map of Rhode Island highlighting Kent County
Location in the state of Rhode Island
Map of the U.S. highlighting Rhode Island
Location of Rhode Island in the U.S.
Facts
Founded June 11, 1759
County Seat
Courthouse
Named for: Kent, England

Contents

County Courthouse

Kent County Courthouse
222 Quaker Lane;
West Warwick, RI 02893
Phone: 401.841.835 

(Town and City Clerks have birth, marriage, death, burial, probate and land records
 
(Five twns in Kent Co) Towns Organized Before 1800; Coventry 1741, East Greenwich 1677, Warwick 1642-3, West Greenwich 1741

There is no county government. The government is located at town and state levels.

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Kent_County, Rhode Island

Named for County of Kent, England.

Parent County

11 June 1759: Created from the Providence Plantations. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Places / Localities

Rhode IslandConnecticutKent CountyWashington CountyNewport CountyProvidence CountyBristol Co.New London CountyWindham CountyCoventryWest GreenwichEast GreenwichWest WarwickWarwickFosterScituateJohnstonCranstonProvidenceEast ProvidenceExeterRichmondNorth KingstownBarringtonPortsmouthJamestownVoluntownSterlingKillingly
Modern towns and cities in Kent County, Rhode Island. Click map to go to each respective town page.


Resources

Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Kent County, Rhode Island census records online, see: Rhode Island Census.

Church

Court

Land

History

Maps

Military History and Records

Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers

 

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].