Newport County, Rhode Island

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Newport County'''
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Guide to '''Newport County Rhode Island genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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Newport County Courthouse<br> 8 Washington Square<br> Newport, RI 02840-7199<br> Phone: 401.841.835&nbsp;<br><br>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<br><br>Family and Superior Courts have divorce records; <br>Probate Courth has probate records from 1784, <br>District Court has court records; Recorder Deeds has land records from 1780<br> Newport Historical Society, 82 Truro Street,<br> Newport, RI has early church, land and probate records) <br>(Five towns &amp; one city in Newport County <br>Towns Organized Before 1800; Jamestown 1678, <br>Little Compton 1746-7, Middletown 1743, New Shoreham 1672, <br>Portsmouth 1638, Tiverton 1746-7
  
 
There is no county government. The government is located at town and state levels.  
 
There is no county government. The government is located at town and state levels.  
  
== History ==
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== Quick Facts ==
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{{Wikipedia|Newport County, Rhode Island}}
  
 
'''22 June 1703:''' Formed as Rhode Island County  
 
'''22 June 1703:''' Formed as Rhode Island County  
  
'''16 June 1729:''' Renamed Newport County. Named for Town of [[Newport, Pembrokeshire|Newport]], [[Wales|Wales]]. (Welsh:''Trefdraeth'')<br>
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'''16 June 1729:''' Renamed Newport County. Named for Town of [[Newport, Pembrokeshire|Newport]], [[Pembrokeshire]], [[Wales|Wales]]. (Welsh:''Trefdraeth'')  
  
 
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*Lost census: 1890
  
 
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*'''City''': Newport
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== Resources  ==
*'''Towns''': Jamestown . Little Compton . Middletown . Portsmouth . Tiverton
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*'''Village''': North Tiverton
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*'''Communities''': Melville . Newport East
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=== Archives and Libraries ===
  
[[Bristol County, Rhode Island|Bristol ]]| [[Kent_County,_Rhode_Island|Kent]]| [[Washington County, Rhode Island|Washington ]]| [[Bristol County, Massachusetts|Bristol County]], Massachusetts
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{{Census|Rhode Island}}
  
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rinewpor/ The Newport County RIGenWeb Project], an member of [[RIGenWeb|The RIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rinewpor/ The Newport County RIGenWeb Project], an member of [[RIGenWeb|The RIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/newport.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Newport County.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/newport.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Newport County.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=184466&subject_disp=Rhode+Island%2C+Newport&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library Catalog for Newport County
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*{{FHL|184466|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Newport County
  
 
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Guide to Newport County Rhode Island genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Newport County, Rhode Island
Map
Map of Rhode Island highlighting Newport 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 16, 1729
County Seat
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

Newport County Courthouse
8 Washington Square
Newport, RI 02840-7199
Phone: 401.841.835 

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.

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Newport County, Rhode Island

22 June 1703: Formed as Rhode Island County

16 June 1729: Renamed Newport County. Named for Town of Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales. (Welsh:Trefdraeth)

Parent County

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Places / Localities

Rhode IslandMassachusettsNewport CountyBristol CountyKent CountyWashington CountyWashington CountyBristol CountyNewportMiddletownLittle ComptonTivertonPortsmouthJamestownBristolWarrenBarringtonWarwickNorth KingstownWestportFall RiverSomersetSwanseaNarragansett
Modern towns and cities in Newport County, Rhode Island. Click map to go to each respective town page.


Resources

Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

History

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

 

Family History Centers

Websites

References