Washington County, Rhode Island Genealogy

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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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*'''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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[[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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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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== 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  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==

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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

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • 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

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