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== Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=184511&subject_disp=Rhode+Island%2C+Washington&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] catalog for Washington County
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/ri/washington/index.html The Washington County RIGenWeb Project], an member of [[RIGenWeb|The RIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
*[http://theusgenweb.org/ri/washington/index.html The Washington County RIGenWeb Project], an member of [[RIGenWeb|The RIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ri/washington.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Washington County.
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=184511&subject_disp=Rhode+Island%2C+Washington&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library Catalog for Washington Count.
  
 
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[[Category:Washington_County,_Rhode_Island]]
 
[[Category:Washington_County,_Rhode_Island]]

Revision as of 05:58, 17 September 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

  • 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
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