Newport County, Rhode Island
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Cities & Towns

Jamestown ~ Little Compton ~ Middletown ~ Newport ~ Portsmouth ~ Tiverton

This county has a total area of 314 square miles of which 104 square miles of it is land and 210 square miles of is water.  The highest point in this county is at Pocasset Hill, 320 feet above sea level, located in Tiverton.  The lowest elevation is at sea level.  The county consists of Aquidneck Island, Conanicut Island, Prudence Island and the easternmost portion of the state on the mainland. (Wikipedia)


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and Pioneer Family History.  Send your contributions to

Newport County Data




Church Histories and Records







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Wills & Legal Records


Website Updates
September 2017: Newspaper Gleanings - Gossip and Visiting: Vanderbilts back from Canada
June 2017: Obit: George Cathcart - s/b Robin Line

Feb 2017:
Newspaper Gleanings: Weather: Heat wave at Portsmouth;submitted by Robin Line  

1774 Census - COMPLETE!



Dec 2015:  Marriage Records'  obits for PEARCE, MIGUE, BRYANT, PECKHAM, LEWIS, MANWARING;  Marriage Announcement:  McKENZIE-WHEELER

Nov 2014: List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883; obit for HANDY; History of First and Second Congregational Churches
; History of Trinity church

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