Washington County, Rhode Island

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*[http://theusgenweb.org/ri/washington/index.html The Washington County RIGenWeb Project], an member of [[RIGenWeb|The RIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://theusgenweb.org/ri/washington/index.html The Washington County RIGenWeb Project], an member of [[RIGenWeb|The RIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/washington.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Washington County.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/washington.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Washington County.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ri/washington.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Washington County. (backup site)a
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=184511&subject_disp=Rhode+Island%2C+Washington&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library Catalog for Washington Count.
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=184511&subject_disp=Rhode+Island%2C+Washington&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library Catalog for Washington Count.
  

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United States > Rhode Island > Washington County
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Contents

County Courthouse

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

History

  • Named for George Washington, the American Revolutionary general, and first president of the United States.
  • Washington County is more commonly known as "South County."

Parent County

  • Renamed Washington County 29 October 1781.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns
  • Charlestown
  • Exeter
  • Hopkinton
  • Narragansett
  • New Shoreham
  • North Kingstown
  • Richmond
  • South Kingstown
  • Westerly
Communities
  • Ashaway
  • Bradford
  • Hope Valley
  • Narragansett Pier
  • Wakefield-Peacedale
  • Westerly
Villages
  • Alton
  • Kingston
  • Point Judith
  • Quonochontaug
  • Saunderstown
  • Watch Hill
  • Wickford

Neighboring Counties

Kent | Newport | New London County, Connecticut | Suffolk County, New York

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].