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Welcome to Arcadia ...

Arcadia is located in Washington County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Arcadia, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1850.

Arcadia is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Arcadia: (401)

Websites for Arcadia ...

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Communities Also Named Arcadia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 43 communities that are also named Arcadia - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah (2), Virginia (2), Washington (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Arcadia.

Communities near Arcadia ...

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

  • Warwick
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
    • Warwick is located in Kent County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
  • Norwich
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwich
    • Norwich is located in New London County (CT)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,619 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwich <3>
  • Coventry
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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
  • South Kingstown
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Kingstown
    • South Kingstown is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,454 people
  • West Warwick
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Warwick
    • West Warwick is located in Kent County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,967 people
  • North Kingstown
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Kingstown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Kingstown
    • North Kingstown is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,278 people
  • Westerly
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westerly have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westerly
    • Westerly is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,328 people
  • Stonington
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonington have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonington
    • Stonington is located in New London County (CT)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,566 people
  • Narragansett
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narragansett have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narragansett
    • Narragansett is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,309 people
  • Plainfield
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainfield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainfield
    • Plainfield is located in Windham County (CT)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,084 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 Arcadia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Arcadia.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Arcadia. 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 Arcadia.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Arcadia ...

Looking for more information about Arcadia? 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 Arcadia, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Arcadia.

Adding Arcadia to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Arcadia 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 Arcadia was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Arcadia post office opened in 1850.

We also found Arcadia in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Arcadia.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arcadia. 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 Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arcadia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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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