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South Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA (Kingston) (West Kingston) (Matunuck)

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South Kingstown is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. South Kingstown includes the villages of Kingston, West Kingston, Wakefield, Peace Dale, Snug Harbor, Tuckertown, East Matunuck, Matunuck, Green Hill, and Perryville. Peace Dale and Wakefield are treated as a census-designated place called Wakefield-Peacedale. Ocean Ridge, Indian Lake, and Torrey Hill are among the other small areas that are regarded as unique localities, although official distinctions are less clear. Middlebridge, located on the west side of Narrow River, is a densely populated neighborhood in the town. The geographic center of Washington County, Rhode Island is located in South Kingstown, only a few feet away from the Pawcatuck River and the town's border with Richmond, Rhode Island.

Kingston is a village and a census-designated place in the town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States, and the site of the main campus of the University of Rhode Island. Much of the village center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Kingston Village Historic District.

West Kingston is an unincorporated village in the town of South Kingstown in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. Before Rhode Island abolished county government, West Kingston was the county seat of Washington County, Rhode Island for many years, although it itself is a village and therefore hosts no local government. Although unincorporated, West Kingston has a post office and recognized mailing address location.
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South Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA (Kingston) (West Kingston) (Matunuck)

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA (Kingston) (West Kingston) (Matunuck)

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The Trefoil, Camp Hoffman, West Kingston, R. I.

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1819 - South Kingston
South-Kingston, a post town and seat of justice of the county, is situated 30 miles southwest from...Read MORE...

1906
South Kingston, a township (town) of Washington CO., R.I. Pop. in 1900, 4972.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
News  1926 - BOILER OF FREIGHT ENGINE EXPLODED
By Associated Press.
Kingston, R. I., June 26. - Three railroad employees were killed today when...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1684
Valentine SWEET (14 February 1665 - 8 November 1686) & Eleanor UNKNOWN ( - )
married 1684

1691
Moses BARBER (5 January 1652 - 04/15/1728) & Susanna WEST (23 October 1666 - 4 April 1758)
married 14 March 1691

1725
Samuel RATHBUN (RATHBONE) (1 July 1702 - February 1786) & Abigail ELDRED (13 March 1703 - 5 March 1773)
married 13 April 1725

1735
Richard BROWN (28 February 1712 - 22 March 1812) & Mary BOONE (10 January 1711 - 1774)
married 1735

1755
Gilbert COOPER (8 June 1738 - 24 March 1814) & Elizabeth DAVIS (abt. 1736 - 24 December 1813)
married 7 April 1755

1871
William Hazard NORTHUP (28 January 1848 - 5 February 1925) & Hortense SAUNDERS (1852 - 16 July 1875)
married 1 January 1871
 

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