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Barrington, Rhode Island, USA

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Where is Barrington, Rhode Island, USA? 

Barrington, Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
Barrington is a town in Bristol County, Rhode Island, United States.

The land in Barrington was originally granted by the King of England to members of the Mayflower party. Some parts of the town retain names from this land grant, including Prince's Hill, named for Thomas Prince.

Barrington was part of Swansea, Massachusetts from its incorporation in 1667 (part of the Plymouth Colony until the merger with Massachusetts in 1691). 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.

In 1747, Barrington was ceded to Rhode Island but made a part of Warren, Rhode Island. In 1770, its independence was restored by the Rhode Island legislature.

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century Barrington was home of the Barrington Brick Works, which made bricks that were used in construction worldwide. Many laborers from Italy lived in Barrington and worked in the brickyard.Wikipedia



Barrington, Rhode Island, USA - Town Hall. Barrington, R. I.
Barrington, Rhode Island, USA

Town Hall. Barrington, R. I.
Barrington, Rhode Island, USA - Railroad Station, W. Barrington, R.I.
Barrington, Rhode Island, USA

Railroad Station, W. Barrington, R.I.
Barrington, Rhode Island, USA - St. John's Church, Barrington, R.I. (1905)
Barrington, Rhode Island, USA

St. John's Church, Barrington, R.I. (1905)
Barrington, Rhode Island, USA - Bullocks Light
Narragansett Bay, R. I. (near Barrington, R. I.)
Barrington, Rhode Island, USA

Bullocks Light
Narragansett Bay, R. I. (near Barrington, R. I.)

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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.

www.wikipedia.org
In 1747, Barrington was ceded to Rhode Island but made a part of Warren, Rhode Island.

www.wikipedia.org
In 1770, Barrington's independence was restored by the Rhode Island legislature.

www.wikipedia.org
News  1801 - Lived in 3 Centuries
Barrington, (Rhode Island) February 24.

There is now living in this town, Matthew Watson, esq....Read MORE...

1819 - Barrington
Barrington, a small agricultural post township, is situated in the northern section of the county,...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...Read MORE...

"Discover Rhode Island" EP8: Barrington


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