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History of Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA

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Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA

At Little Compton is home to the gravesite of the first girl born to colonists in New England. The baby was the daughter of pilgrims John and Priscilla Alden.

Rhode Island Red Monument in Adamsville pays homage to the world-famous poultry breed.


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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...


  • 1854 - Little Compton
    Little Compton, a post-township of Newport co., Rhode Island, on the Atlantic, 30 miles S. S. E. from Providence. Pop., 1462.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • 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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  • 1895 - Little Compton / Adamsville
    "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 ...Read MORE...


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    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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  • Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA
    "Sunny Mead", 1915
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  • 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...


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    Sakonnet Golf Club, Sakonnet, R.I., 1920s
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  • Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA
    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
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  • Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA
    Village Improvement Society, 1940s
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"Redrock", 1910
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"Sunny Mead", 1915
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United Congregational Church, Little Compton, R.I.
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Sakonnet Golf Club, Sakonnet, R.I., 1920s
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Estate C. R. Wilbur, Store & Res., 1920s
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The Commons, Little Compton, R.I., 1927
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Village Improvement Society, 1940s
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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.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 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.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 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...

  • 1854 - Little Compton
    Little Compton, a post-township of Newport co., Rhode Island, on the Atlantic, 30 miles S. S. E. from Providence. Pop., 1462.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
  • Sakonnet Light, built in 1884, is a sparkplug lighthouse near Sakonnet Point, Little Compton, Rhode Island, on the eastern side of the state.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1895 - Little Compton / Adamsville
    "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 ... Read MORE...

  • 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...

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