Washington County, Rhode Island

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Washington County'' [[Image:Ri-towns.gif|thumb|right|500px]]  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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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.  
  
== History ==
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== Quick Facts ==
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{{Wikipedia|Washington County, Rhode Island}}
  
 
*Named for George Washington, the American Revolutionary general, and first president of the United States.  
 
*Named for George Washington, the American Revolutionary general, and first president of the United States.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*Formed in 3 June 1729 as Kings County from part of [[Providence Plantations|Providence Plantations]]. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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 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;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
*Renamed Washington County 29 October 1781.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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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*Renamed Washington County 29 October 1781.
  
 
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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{{Washington County, Rhode Island}}
 
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===== Towns  =====
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[[Charlestown, Rhode Island|Charlestown]] | [[Exeter, Rhode Island|Exeter]] | [[Hopkinton, Rhode Island|Hopkinton]] | [[Narragansett, Rhode Island|Narragansett]] | [[New Shoreham, Rhode Island|New Shoreham]] | [[North Kingstown, Rhode Island|North Kingstown]] | [[Richmond, Rhode Island|Richmond]] | [[South Kingstown, Rhode Island|South Kingstown]] | [[Westerly, Rhode Island|Westerly]]
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===== Villages  =====
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[[Kingston, Rhode Island|Kingston]] | [[Saunderstown, Rhode Island|Saunderstown]] | [[Watch Hill, Rhode Island|Watch Hill]] | [[Wakefield-Peacedale, Rhode Island|Wakefield-Peacedale]] | [[Wickford, Rhode Island|Wickford]]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Kent County, Rhode Island|Kent ]]| [[Newport County, Rhode Island|Newport ]]| [[New London County, Connecticut|New London County]], Connecticut | [[Suffolk County, New York|Suffolk County]], New York
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== Resources  ==
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Court  ====
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=== Court  ===
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Land  ===
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== History ===
  
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=== Maps  ===
  
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=== Vital Records  ===
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[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.  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ri/washington.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Washington County. (backup site)a
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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.
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=184511 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library Catalog for Washington Count.
  
 
== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Washington_County,_Rhode_Island]]
 
[[Category:Washington_County,_Rhode_Island]]

Revision as of 05:02, 4 May 2010

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Contents

County Courthouse

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

Places / Localities

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

History

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Websites

References

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