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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Washington County'''
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Guide to '''Washington County Rhode Island genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Washington County
 
| county = Washington County
| boundary_map = Ri-towns.gif
 
 
| county_map = Ri-washington.png
 
| county_map = Ri-washington.png
 
| state = Rhode Island
 
| state = Rhode Island
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| founded year = 1729
 
| founded year = 1729
 
| founded date = June 3
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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Washington County Courthouse<br> 4800 Tower Hill Road<br> Wakefield, RI 02879-2239<br> Phone: 401.841.835&nbsp;<br><br>Town and City Clerks have birth, marriage, death, probate and land records) <br><br>Twenty towns in Washington County <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1345498011191_778" />Towns Organized Before 1800: Charlestown 1738, Exeter 1742-3, Hopkinton 1757, North Kingstown 1641, Richmond 1747, South Kingstown (Pettaquamscutt) 1656-7, Westerly 1669
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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.  
  
== Quick Facts  ==
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=== Quick Facts  ===
  
 
{{Wikipedia|Washington County, Rhode Island}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Washington County, Rhode Island}}  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*Formed in 3 June 1729 as Kings County from part of [[Providence Plantations|Providence Plantations]]. <ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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*Formed in 3 June 1729 as [[King's County, Rhode Island|Kings County]] from part of [[Providence Plantations|Providence Plantations]]. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
  
 
*Renamed Washington County 29 October 1781.
 
*Renamed Washington County 29 October 1781.
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
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{{Washington County, Rhode Island}}{{RIWasCoTownsMap}}  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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=== Biographies  ===
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/ri/washington/Bios/ex1.html Exeter]
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/ri/washington/Bios/nk1.html North Kingstown]
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/ri/washington/Bios/ri1.html Richmond]
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/ri/washington/Bios/sk1.html South Kingstown]
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/ri/washington/Bios/we1.html Westerly]
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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[http://ricemeteries.tripod.com/wash.html Washington County Cemeteries] Information provided by Rhode Island Cemeteries Database.
  
 
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=== Census  ===
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{{Census|Rhode Island}}
  
 
=== Church  ===
 
=== Church  ===
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=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
=== Maps ===
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=== Maps ===
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[[File:Riwashington.jpg]]
  
 
=== Military  ===
 
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=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/ri/washington/Richmond/richmondtax2.html Richmond Tax Book 1855] provided through USGenweb.org.
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/ri/washington/Richmond/richmondtax.html Richmond Tax Book 1872] provided through USGenweb.org.
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/ri/washington/Richmond/richmondtax1.html Richmond Tax Book 1883]&nbsp;provided through USGenweb.org.
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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Vital Records Office
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4800 Tower Hill Road
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Wakefield, RI 02879
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Tel. # 401-841-8350
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Note: Colonial records: contact the town clerk's office in the town where the event occured. Towns in Washington County are:
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*Charlestown: Town Clerk, 4540 South County Trail, Charlestown, RI 02813 (Tel. 401-364-1200)
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*Exeter: Town Clerk, 675 Ten Rod Road, Exeter, RI 02822 (Tel. 401-294-3891)
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*Hopkinton: Town Clerk, 1 Town House Rd., Hopkinton, RI 02833 (Tel. 401-377-7777)
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*Narragansett: Town Clerk, 25 Fifth Ave., Narragansett, RI 02882 (Tel. 401-789-1044)
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*New Shoreham: Town Clerk, Drawer 220, Old Town Rd., Block Island, RI 02807 (Tel. 401-466-3200)
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*North Kingstown: Town Clerk, 80 Boston Neck Rd., Wickford, RI 02852 (Tel. 401-294-3331)
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*Richmond: Town Clerk, PO Box 318, 5 Richmond Townhouse Rd., Wyoming, RI 02898 (Tel. 401-539-2497)
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*South Kingstown: Town Clerk, PO Box 31, Wakefield, RI 02879 (Tel.&nbsp;401-789-9331)
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*Westerly: Town Clerk, 45 Broad St., Westerly, RI 02891 (Tel. 401-348-2500 or 2508)
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[http://theusgenweb.org/ri/washington/SK/SKMarr.html South Kingstown Marriages]: Some of the early marriages recorded at South Kingstown, RI courtesy of the town&nbsp;clerk at South Kingstown, RI and USGenWeb.org.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/ri/washington/index.html The Washington County RIGenWeb Project], an member of [[RIGenWeb|The RIGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://theusgenweb.org/ri/washington/index.html The Washington County RIGenWeb Project], an member of [[RIGenWeb|The RIGenWeb 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.  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ri/washington.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Washington County. (backup site)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/washington.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Washington County. (backup site)  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=184511 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library Catalog for Washington County.
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*{{FHL|184511|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Washington County.
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Guide to Washington County Rhode Island genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Washington County, Rhode Island
Map
Map of Rhode Island highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Rhode Island
Facts
Founded June 3, 1729
County Seat
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

Washington County Courthouse
4800 Tower Hill Road
Wakefield, RI 02879-2239
Phone: 401.841.835 

Town and City Clerks have birth, marriage, death, probate and land records)

Twenty towns in Washington County Towns Organized Before 1800: Charlestown 1738, Exeter 1742-3, Hopkinton 1757, North Kingstown 1641, Richmond 1747, South Kingstown (Pettaquamscutt) 1656-7, Westerly 1669


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

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Washington County, Rhode Island
  • 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.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Places / Localities

Rhode IslandConnecticutWashington CountyKent CountyNewport CountyNew London CountyWindham CountyExeterNorth KingstownHopkintonRichmondWesterlyCharlestownSouth KingstownNarragansettNew ShorehamPortsmouthJamestownNewportCoventryWest GreenwichEast GreenwichWest WarwickWarwickSterlingPlainfieldStoningtonNorth StoningtonVoluntownGriswold
Modern towns and cities in Washington County, Rhode Island. Click map to go to each respective town page.


Resources

Biographies

Cemeteries

Washington County Cemeteries Information provided by Rhode Island Cemeteries Database.


Census

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

Church

Court

Land

History

Maps

Riwashington.jpg

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Vital Records Office

4800 Tower Hill Road

Wakefield, RI 02879

Tel. # 401-841-8350

Note: Colonial records: contact the town clerk's office in the town where the event occured. Towns in Washington County are:

  • Charlestown: Town Clerk, 4540 South County Trail, Charlestown, RI 02813 (Tel. 401-364-1200)
  • Exeter: Town Clerk, 675 Ten Rod Road, Exeter, RI 02822 (Tel. 401-294-3891)
  • Hopkinton: Town Clerk, 1 Town House Rd., Hopkinton, RI 02833 (Tel. 401-377-7777)
  • Narragansett: Town Clerk, 25 Fifth Ave., Narragansett, RI 02882 (Tel. 401-789-1044)
  • New Shoreham: Town Clerk, Drawer 220, Old Town Rd., Block Island, RI 02807 (Tel. 401-466-3200)
  • North Kingstown: Town Clerk, 80 Boston Neck Rd., Wickford, RI 02852 (Tel. 401-294-3331)
  • Richmond: Town Clerk, PO Box 318, 5 Richmond Townhouse Rd., Wyoming, RI 02898 (Tel. 401-539-2497)
  • South Kingstown: Town Clerk, PO Box 31, Wakefield, RI 02879 (Tel. 401-789-9331)
  • Westerly: Town Clerk, 45 Broad St., Westerly, RI 02891 (Tel. 401-348-2500 or 2508)

South Kingstown Marriages: Some of the early marriages recorded at South Kingstown, RI courtesy of the town clerk at South Kingstown, RI and USGenWeb.org.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. WorldCat 50140092 FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)