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[[Charlestown, Rhode Island|Charlestown]] | [[Exeter, Rhode Island|Exeter]] | [[Hopkinton, Rhode Island|Hopkinton]] | [[Narragansett, Rhode Island|Narragansett]] | [[New Shoreham, Rhode Island|New Shoreham]] | [[North Kingstown, Rhode Island|North Kingstown]] | [[Richmond, Rhode Island|Richmond]] | [[South Kingstown, Rhode Island|South Kingstown]] | [[Westerly, Rhode Island|Westerly]]
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*Charlestown
 
*Exeter
 
*Hopkinton
 
 
 
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*Narragansett  
 
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*Richmond  
 
*South Kingstown  
 
*Westerly
 
 
 
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*Ashaway
 
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*Hope Valley
 
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*Wakefield-Peacedale
 
*Westerly
 
 
 
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[[Kingston, Rhode Island|Kingston]] | [[Saunderstown, Rhode Island|Saunderstown]] | [[Watch Hill, Rhode Island|Watch Hill]] | [[Wakefield-Peacedale, Rhode Island|Wakefield-Peacedale]] | [[Wickford, Rhode Island|Wickford]]
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*Alton
 
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*Point Judith
 
 
 
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*Watch Hill  
 
*Wickford
 
 
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====

Revision as of 18:52, 18 February 2009

United States > Rhode Island > Washington County
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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

Villages

Kingston | Saunderstown | Watch Hill | Wakefield-Peacedale | 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].