Rhode Island County Listings

This is a listing of the counties in Rhode Island. Please click on the county of your choice to be taken directly to that counties site.

See one that says adoptable and you are interested in adopting it? Contact Diane Siniard for more information. Please be sure to let me know which county or counties you are interested in.


County County Seat Established County Origins Named For Host
Bristol Bristol 1747 Created from land gained from Bristol County, Massachusetts after resolution of a boundary dispute between the two colonies. City of Bristol, England ADOPTABLE
Kent East Greenwich 1750 Created from part of Providence County. County of Kent, England ADOPTABLE
Newport Newport 1703 Formed as Rhode Island County in 1703. Renamed Newport County in 1729 Town (now city) of Newport, Wales ADOPTABLE
Providence Providence 1703 Formed in 1703 as Providence Plantations County. Renamed Providence County in 1729 Divine Providence ADOPTABLE
Washington Wakefield 1729 Formed in 1729 as Kings County from part of Providence Plantations County. Renamed Washington County in 1781. George Washington, American Revolutionary War general and first President of the USA ADOPTABLE

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