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Providence County, Rhode Island

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Providence, the city, was founded in 1636 by renegade preacher Roger Williams, who was forced to flee Massachusetts because of religious persecution. Williams purchased land from the Narragansett Indians and started a new settlement with a policy of religious and political freedom. He named his new home "Providence," in thanks to God for protecting him during his exile from Massachusetts.

Providence County was constituted on June 22, 1703, as the County of Providence Plantations.

Cities & Towns

  • Burrillville
  • Central Falls
  • Cranston
  • Cumberland
  • East Providence
  • Foster
  • Glocester
  • Johnston
  • Lincoln
  • North Providence
  • North Smithfield
  • Pawtucket
  • Providence (County Seat)
  • Scituate
  • Smithfield
  • Woonsocket

Other Villages & Communities

Albion | Arnold Mills | Branch Village | Chepachet | Clayville | Cumberland Hill | Esmond | Forestdale | Foster Center | Glendale | Greenville | Harmony | Harrisville | Lime Rock | Lonsdale | Manville | Oakland | Pascoag | Primrose | Quinnville | Riverside | Rumford | Saylesville | Smithville-Norh Scituate | Slatersville | Union Village | Valley Falls | Waterford



Blackstone River Valley Nat'l Hist. Park

Roger Williams National Memorial

Nat'l reg. of Hist. Places