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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
*Named for the Divine Providence.  
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Named for the Divine Providence.  
*Renamed Providence County 16 June 1729. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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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'''16 June 1729:''' Renamed Providence County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*Formed in 1703 as Providence Plantations County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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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'''1703:''' Formed as Providence Plantations County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====

Revision as of 19:05, 18 February 2009

United States > Rhode Island > Providence County
showing locations of counties and towns

County Courthouse

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

History

Named for the Divine Providence.

16 June 1729: Renamed Providence County. [1]

Parent County

1703: Formed as Providence Plantations County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities
  • Central Falls
  • Cranston
  • East Providence
  • Pawtucket
Towns
  • Burrillville
  • Cumberland
  • Foster
  • Glocester
  • Johnston
  • Lincoln
  • North Providence
  • North Smithfield
  • Scituate
  • Smithfield
Communities
  • Cumberland Hill
  • Greenville
  • Harrisville
  • Pascoag
  • Valley Falls
Villages
  • Chepachet
  • Esmond
  • Forestdale
  • Georgiaville
  • Glendale
  • Hanton City
  • Harmony
  • Lime Rock
  • Manville
  • Mountaindale
  • Primrose
  • Slatersville

Neighboring Counties

Bristol | Kent | Windham County, Connecticut | Massachusetts counties: Bristol | Norfolk | Worcester

Resources

Cemeteries

Church History & Records (Rural)

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].