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Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA

"Little Compton, a post-township of Newport co. R.I. is on the Atlantic Ocean, about 7 miles E. of Newport. It is the S.E. extremity of the state. It has a fertile soil, and a valuable fishery at Seaconnet Point. Pop. 1156."

"Adamsville, a post-hamlet of Newport co., R.I., in Little Compton, about 12 miles S. of Fall River. Pop. 100."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • 1674 - First European settlers arrive in Little Compton from Duxbury, Massachusetts.
    The first European settlers in Little Compton were Englishmen from Duxbury, Massachusetts in the Plymouth Colony who sought to expand their land...Read MORE...


  • In 1682, Sakonnet was incorporated by the Plymouth Colony and renamed Little Compton.

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  • By 1747, Little Compton secured its own royal decree and was annexed to Newport County as a part of Rhode Island along with Tiverton and Bristol.

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  • 1819 - Little-Compton
    Little-Compton is a wealthy maritime and agricultural township, situated in the southeastern extremity of the county and State, 30 miles southeast of ...Read MORE...


  • News 1829 - Attempted Murder
    Hesekiah Willibor, of Little Compton, Rhode Island, has been tried at Newport for an attempt to commit murder, found guilty, and sentenced to pay...Read MORE...


  • Sakonnet Light, built in 1884, is a sparkplug lighthouse near Sakonnet Point, Little Compton, Rhode Island, on the eastern side of the state.

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  • Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA
    Betty Alden House, Little Compton, R. I.
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    1906
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    M.E. Church
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    "Redrock", 1910
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    South Shore, Little Compton, R. I.
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    "Sunny Mead", 1915
  • 1916
    Little Compton, a post-township (town) of Newport co., R.I., is on the Atlantic Ocean, about 7 miles E. of Newport. It is the SE. extremity of the...Read MORE...


  • Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA
    Sakonnet Golf Club, Sakonnet, R.I., 1920s
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    Estate C. R. Wilbur, Store & Res., 1920s
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    United Congregational Church, Little Compton, R.I.
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    The Commons, Little Compton, R.I., 1927
  • Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA
    Village Improvement Society, 1940s


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