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Providence County, Rhode Island

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  • Marinda Smith (c.1808 - 1888)
    Burial,1888,Pascoag Cemetery, Pascoag, Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Smith, Samuel, of Glocester, and Merinda Mathewson, of Burrillville; m. by Rev. M.W. Burlingame, June 31...
  • Sarah Darling (1750 - 1822)
    Sarah Potter was the daughter of Abel Potter and Anne Thornton. She married Andrew Darling 1 Nov 1773 in Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island. They had children: Celinda, Hopey, Thomas, Lucretia, Lydia,...
  • Andrew Darling (1748 - 1790)
    Burial,1790,Darling Lot, Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Andrew Darling was the son of Ebenezer Darling and Mary Hakes. He married Sarah Potter 2 Nov 1773 in Glocester, Providenc...
  • Sarah Elizabeth Doyle (1830 - 1922)
    Elizabeth Doyle (March 22, 1830 – December 21, 1922) was an American educator and educational reformer, noted for her roles in founding the Rhode Island School of Design and establishing women's educat...
  • Thomas Davis (1806 - 1895)
    Thomas Davis was born in Dublin, Ireland on December 18, 1806, attended private schools in Ireland, and migrated to America in 1817, settling in Providence. Davis became a pioneer in Rhode Island's jew...

Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Providence County, Rhode Island.

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

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Blackstone River Valley Nat'l Hist. Park

Roger Williams National Memorial

Nat'l reg. of Hist. Places