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*Formed in 3 June 1729 as Kings County from part of [[Providence_Plantations|Providence Plantations]].  
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*Formed in 3 June 1729 as Kings County from part of [[Providence Plantations|Providence Plantations]]. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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>
*Renamed Washington County 29 October 1781.
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*Renamed Washington County 29 October 1781.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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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Revision as of 19:28, 22 December 2008

United States > Rhode Island > Washington 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 George Washington, the American Revolutionary general, and first president of the United States.
  • Washington County is more commonly known as "South County."

Parent County

  • Renamed Washington County 29 October 1781.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

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

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

  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].