Washington County, Rhode Island Genealogy

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== History and Tidbits  ==
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Formed in 3 June 1729 as Kings County from part of Providence Plantations. Renamed Washington County in 29 October 1781. Washington County is more commonly known as "South County." Named for George Washington, the American Revolutionary general, and first president of the United States.
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
=== Cities  ===
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There is no county government. The government is located at town and state levels.
  
=== Unicorporated Communities ===
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== History ==
  
=== County Government Site  ===
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*Formed in 3 June 1729 as Kings County from part of Providence Plantations.
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*Renamed Washington County in 29 October 1781.
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*Named for George Washington, the American Revolutionary general, and first president of the United States.
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*Washington County is more commonly known as "South County."
  
There is no county government.
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==== Parent County  ====
  
== Neighboring Counties ==
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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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
  
== Genealogy and History Websites ==
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==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Towns, Villages, Communties  ==
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*Towns: Charlestown . Exeter . Hopkinton . Narragansett . New Shoreham . North Kingstown . Richmond . South Kingstown . Westerly
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*Villages: Alton . Kingston . Point Judith . Quonochontaug . Saunderstown . Watch Hill . Wickford
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*Communities: Ashaway . Bradford . Hope Valley . Narragansett Pier . Wakefield-Peacedale . Westerly
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=184511&subject_disp=Rhode+Island%2C+Washington&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] catalog for Washington County
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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]].
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== References  ==
  
[[Portal:Rhode Island]]
 
 
[[Category:Washington_County,_Rhode_Island]]
 
[[Category:Washington_County,_Rhode_Island]]

Revision as of 03:57, 18 August 2008

United States > Rhode Island > Washington County

Contents

County Courthouse

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

History

  • Formed in 3 June 1729 as Kings County from part of Providence Plantations.
  • Renamed Washington County in 29 October 1781.
  • 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

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

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

Record Loss

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Towns, Villages, Communties

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

Web Sites

References