Washington 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 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

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Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

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Military

Newspapers

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