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Barrington, Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

"Barrington, a post-village and township of Bristol co., R.I., 8 miles S.E. of Providence, is bounded on the S. and W. by Narragansett Bay. It has 3 churches and a brick yard. Pop. of village, 106; of township, 1185."

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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Town Hall. Barrington, R. I.

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Railroad Station, W. Barrington, R.I.

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St. John's Church, Barrington, R.I. (1905)

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Rumstick Road

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M.E. Church and Parsonage, West Barrington, R.I., 1906

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Broad Street, 1908

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Barrington Yacht Club

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Bullocks Light
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Annawamscott, Looking North, West Barrington, R.I.

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Shore Road at Mathewson's Bend

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History and News of Barrington, Rhode Island, USA

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  • Barrington was part of Swansea, Massachusetts from its incorporation in 1667 (part of the Plymouth Colony until the merger with Massachusetts in 1691).
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  • The Baptist residents petitioned for separation from Swansea in 1711, and Barrington was incorporated as an independent town in 1717. It was named after Barrington, Somerset, where many of the English settlers came from.
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  • In 1747, Barrington was ceded to Rhode Island but made a part of Warren, Rhode Island.
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  • In 1770, Barrington's independence was restored by the Rhode Island legislature.
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  • News  1801 - Lived in 3 Centuries
    Barrington, (Rhode Island) February 24.

    There is now living in this town, Matthew Watson, esq. in the 105th year of his age, in pretty good... Read MORE...

  • 1819 - Barrington
    Barrington, a small agricultural post township, is situated in the northern section of the county, 7 miles from Providence; bounded on the northwest... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    BARRINGTON, a township in Bristol, co., Rhode Island, U.S., 8 mi ESE of Providence. Pop. 549. A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • 1916
    Barrington, a post-village and township (town) of Bristol co., R.I., 8 miles SE. of Providence, is bounded on the S. and W. by Narragansett Bay. Pop. ... Read MORE...

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