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Welcome to Apponaug ...

Apponaug is located in Kent County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Apponaug, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1879.

Apponaug is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Apponaug lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Apponaug: (401)

Websites for Apponaug ...

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Communities near Apponaug ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Apponaug.

  • Providence
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
    • Providence is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
  • Fall River
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fall River
    • Fall River is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,792 people
  • Cranston
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranston
    • Cranston is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
  • Pawtucket
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawtucket
    • Pawtucket is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
  • East Providence
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Providence
    • East Providence is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
  • Attleboro
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attleboro
    • Attleboro is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
  • Cumberland
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
    • Cumberland is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,207 people
  • Coventry
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventry
    • Coventry is located in Kent County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,931 people
  • North Providence
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Providence
    • North Providence is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,507 people
  • South Kingstown
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Kingstown
    • South Kingstown is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,454 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Apponaug. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Apponaug.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Apponaug. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Apponaug.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Apponaug. See our Newspapers Page for Apponaug.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Apponaug ...

Looking for more information about Apponaug? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Apponaug, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Apponaug.

Adding Apponaug to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Apponaug in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Apponaug was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<4>

From that list, the Apponaug post office opened in 1879.

We also found Apponaug in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Apponaug.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Apponaug. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of the state's counties, including Kent, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Apponaug - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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