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RHODE ISLAND BDM LOCATOR

 

The following information has been gleaned from a number of sources. Corrections and/or additions to the following information will be appreciated.

 

 

Dates of Origination

 

Portsmouth Compact: March 7, 1638

State: The State of Rhode Island May 29, 1790

 

Provinces

 

Kings Province

Providence Plantations

Rhode Island

 

Counties

 

Bristol - 1747

Kent - 1750

Kings - 1781

Newport - 1729

Providence - 1729

Washington - 1781

 

Towns/Villages

 

CHARLESTOWN

1666 - 1738: Westerly Village, Providence Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1738 - 1781: Charlestown Village, Kings Providence, Rhode Island Colony

1781 - 1790: Charlestown Village (Washington) Rhode Island Colony

1790 - Present: Charlestown (Washington) Rhode Island

 

CRANSTON

1620 - 1636: Meschanticut Purchase

1636 - 1638: Providence Village, Providence Plantations

1638 - 1754: Providence Village, Providence Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1754 - 1790: Cranston Village (Providence) Rhode Island Colony

1790 - Present: Cranston (Providence) Rhode Island

 

EAST GREENWICH

1620 - 1638: Narraganset

1638 - 1678: Narraganset Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1678 - 1750: East Greenwich Village, Providence Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1750 - 1790: East Greenwich Village (Kent) Rhode Island Colony

1790 - Present: East Greenwich (Washington) Rhode Island

 

EXTER

1620 - 1638: Aquidneck (Vacant Lands)

1638 - 1674: Aquidneck Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1674 - 1742: North Kingstown, Providence Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1742 - 1781: Exeter Village, Kings Providence, Rhode Island Colony

1781 - 1784: Exeter Village (Washington) Rhode Island Colony

1790 - Present: Exeter (Washington) Rhode Island

 

FOSTER

1620 - 1636: Aquidneck

1636 - 1638: Aquidneck Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1638 - 1703: Scituate Settlement, Rhode Island Colony

1703 - 1729: Scituate Village, Providence Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1729 - 1781: Scituate Village (Providence) Rhode Island Colony

1781 - 1790: Foster Village (Providence) Rhode Island Colony

1790 - Present: Foster (Providence) Rhode Island

 

HOPKINTON

1620 - 1636: Misquamicut

1636 - 1638: Westerly Settlement

1638 - 1666: Westerly Settlement, Rhode Island Colony

1666 - 1729: Westerly Village Kings Providence, Rhode Island Colony

1739 - 1757: Westerly Village, Kings Providence, Rhode Island Colony

1757 - 1781: Hopkinton Kings, Kings Providence, Rhode Island Colony

1781 - 1790: Hopkinton (Washington) Rhode Island Colony

1790 - Present: Hopkinton (Washington) Rhode Island

 

JOHNSTON

1620 - 1636: Aquidneck

1636 - 1638: Providence Settlement

1638 - 1703: Providence Settlement, Rhode Island Colony

1703 - 1729: Providence Village, Providence Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1729 - 1759: Providence Village (Providence) Rhode Island Colony

1759 - 1790: Johnston Village (Providence) Rhode Island Colony

1790 - Present: Johnston (Providence) Rhode Island

 

KINGSTON

1620 - 1638: Aquidneck

1638 - 1674: Aquidneck Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1674 - 1781: Kingston Village, Kings Providence, Rhode Island Colony

1781 - 18904: Kingston Village (Washington) Rhode Island Colony

1790 - Present: Kingston (Washington) Rhode Island

 

NEWPORT

1620 - 1639: Aquidneck

1638 - 1639: Aquidneck Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1639 - 1729: Newport Village, Rhode Island, Rhode island Colony

1729 - 1790: Newport Village (Newport) Rhode Island Colony

1790 - Present: Newport (Newport) Rhode Island

 

NEW SHOREHAM, BLOCK ISLAND

1620 - 1638: Manisses

1638 - 1664: Manisses Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1664 - 1729: New Shoreham Village, Rhode Island Colony

1729 - 1790: New Shoreham (Newport) Rhode Island Colony

1790 - Present: New Shoreham (Newport) Rhode Island

 

NORTH KINGSTOWN

1620 - 1638: Aquidneck

1638 - 1674: Aquidneck Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1674 - 1723: Kingstown Village, Providence Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1723 - 1781: North Kingstown Village, Kings Providence, Rhode Island Colony

1781 - 1790: North Kingstown (Washington) Rhode Island Colony

1790 - Present: North Kingstown (Washington) Rhode Island

 

PORTSMOUTH

1620 - 1638: Pocasset

1638 - 1729: Portsmouth Village, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Colony

1729 - 1790: Portsmouth Village (Newport) Rhode Island Colony

1790 - Present: Portsmouth (Newport) Rhode Island

 

PROVIDENCE

1620 - 1636: Aquidneck

1636 - 1638: Aquidneck Plantations

1638 - 1703: Aquidneck Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1703 - 1729: Providence Village, Providence Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1729 - 1790: Providence Village (Providence) Rhode Island Colony

1790 - 1831: Providence Village (Providence) Rhode Island

1831 - Present: Providence (Providence) Rhode Island

 

RICHMOND

1620 - 1636: Misquamicut

1636 - 1638: Misquamicut Plantations

1638 - 1666: Westerly Settlement, Rhode Island Colony

1666 - 1729: Westerly Village, Providence Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1729 - 1747: Westerly Village, Kings Providence, Rhode Island Colony

1747 - 1790: Richmond Village (Washington) Rhode Island Colony

1790 - Present: Richmond (Washington) Rhode Island

 

SCITUATE

1620 - 1636: Aquidneck

1636 - 1638: Aquidneck Plantations

1636 - 1703: Providence Settlement, Rhode Island Colony

1703 - 1729: Providence Village, Providence Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1729 - 1731: Providence Village (Providence) Rhode Island Colony

1731 - 1790: Scituate Village (Providence) Rhode Island Colony

1790 - Present: Scituate (Providence) Rhode Island

 

SMITHFIELD

1620 - 1636: Aquidneck

1636 - 1638: Aquidneck Plantations

1638 - 1703: Providence Settlement. Rhode island Colony

1703 - 1729: Providence Village, Providence Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1729 - 1731: Providence Village (Providence) Rhode Island Colony

1731 - 1790: Smithfield Village (Providence) Rhode Island Colony

1790 - Present: Smithfield (Providence) Rhode Island

 

SOUTH KINGSTOWN

1620 - 1638: Aquidneck

1638 - 1674: Aquidneck Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1674 - 1723: Kingstown Village, Providence Plantations, Rhode island Colony

1723 - 1781: South Kingstown Village, Kings Providence, Rhode island Colony

1781 - 1790: South Kingstown (Washington) Rhode Island Colony

1790 - Present: South Kingstown (Washington) Rhode Island

 

WARWICK

1620 - 1638: Shawomet

1638 - 1642: Shawomet Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1642 - 1648: Shawomet Settlement, Rhode Island Colony

1647 - 1750: Warwick Village, Providence Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1750 - 1790: Warwick Village (Kent) Rhode Island Colony

1790 - Present: Warwick (Kent) Rhode Island

 

WESTERLY

1620 - 1636: Feversham

1636 - 1638: Westerly Settlement

1638 - 1729: Westerly Village, Providence Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1729 - 1781: Westerly Village, Kings Providence, Rhode Island Colony

1781 - 1790: Westerly Village (Washington) Rhode Island Colony

1790 - Present: Westerly (Washington) Rhode Island

 

WEST GREENWICH

1620 - 1638: Narraganset

1638 - 1678: Narraganset Settlement, Rhode Island Colony

1678 - 1750: East Greenwich Village, Providence Plantations, Rhode Island Colony

1750 - 1790: West Greenwich Village (Kent) Rhode Island Colony

1790 - Present: West Greenwich (Kent) Rhode Island