Washington County, Rhode Island

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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
*Formed in 3 June 1729 as Kings County from part of Providence Plantations.
 
*Renamed Washington County 29 October 1781.
 
 
*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.  
 
*Washington County is more commonly known as "South County."
 
*Washington County is more commonly known as "South County."
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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*Formed in 3 June 1729 as Kings County from part of Providence Plantations.
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*Renamed Washington County 29 October 1781.
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====

Revision as of 05:51, 17 September 2008

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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

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

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