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  • Mary Frances French (1889 - 1946)
    Daughter of Harry Quinton Cleneay and Louisa Dunseth Woolley Married 1st: Thomas Francis Galvin on August 23, 1907 in Brookline, Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts Their children: Thomas, Richard, H...
  • Virginia Middleton Pool (1917 - 2011)
    VIRGINIA POOL Obituary POOL--Virginia Middleton, age 94, on August 31st in Greenwich, CT. Daughter of the late Eleanor L. Banks and Francis O. French, widow of the late Philip B. Pool, loving mother of...
  • Jane Langley (1912 - 1992)
    For twenty years, Jane Pickens was a popular singer on Broadway, radio and television. She was the musical leader of the Pickens Sisters, a trio born on a Georgia plantation that reached national stard...
  • Desire Hopkins (1722 - 1794)
    From 1724Death: Apr. 6, 1794~Daughter of:Ezekiel Burroughs &Mrs. Ezekiel Burroughs~Wife of:Admiral Esek Hopkins: m. 28 Nov 1741~Mother of:Capt. John Burroughs Hopkins [1742-17...
  • Captain John Burroughs Hopkins (Continental Navy) (1742 - 1796)
    Burroughs Hopkins (July 25, 1742 - December 5, 1796) was a captain of the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War.BiographyHopkins was born in Newport, Rhode Island, the son of Continent...

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Newport County was constituted on June 22, 1703, as one of the two original counties of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. As originally established, Newport County consisted of four towns: Portsmouth, Newport, Jamestown, and New Shoreham. In 1746–47, two towns, Little Compton and Tiverton, were acquired from Massachusetts. In 1856, the town of Fall River was split off from Tiverton but was ceded to Massachusetts six years later in 1862 as part of the settlement of the boundary dispute between Rhode Island and Massachusetts. In 1963, the town of New Shoreham was transferred to Washington County. County government was abolished in Rhode Island in 1842 and today remains only for the purpose of delineating judicial administrative boundaries.

Cities & Towns

  • Jamestown
  • Little Compton
  • Middletown
  • Newport
  • Portsmouth
  • Tiverton

Other Villages & Communities: Adamsville, Beavertail, Bridgeport, Briggs Point, Bristol Ferry, Castle Hill, Cedar Island, Cedar Point, Coasters Harbor, Coddington Point, Common Fence Point, Conanicut, Corey Lane, Despair Island, Dutch Island, Dyer Island, Eagleville, Easton Point, Fogland Point, Fort Adams, Forty Steps, Freebody Hill, Goat Island, Gould Island, Grayville, Green's End, Hog Island, Homestead, Hope Island, Hummocks, Island Park, Melville, Nannaquaket, Newport East, North Tiverton, Ochre Point, Patience, Prudence, Quaker Hill, Rose Island, Sachuest, Sakonnet, Tiverton Four Corners, Tonomy Hill and Tunipus




Sachuest Point Nat'l Wildlife Refuge

Touro Synagogue b. 1763

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places