Providence County, Rhode Island Genealogy

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County Courthouse

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

History

  • Named for the Divine Providence.
  • Renamed Providence County 16 June 1729. [1]

Parent County

  • Formed in 1703 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), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].