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Welcome to Arkwright ...

Arkwright is located in Kent County<1>.

Arkwright is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Arkwright is within the boundaries of the (401) area code.

Websites for Arkwright ...

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Adding Arkwright to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Arkwright elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Arkwright on a Rand McNally Map of Rhode Island (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Arkwright on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Arkwright ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Arkwright - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, New York, Ontario and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Arkwright ...

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

  • Providence [Providence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
    • Providence [Providence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Arkwright
    • Estimated population in 2019: 179,883 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
  • Cranston [Providence County]
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    • Cranston [Providence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Arkwright
    • Estimated population in 2019: 81,456 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranston
  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the east of Arkwright
    • Estimated population in 2019: 81,004 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
  • Pawtucket [Providence County]
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    • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Arkwright
    • Estimated population in 2019: 72,117 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pawtucket
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    • East Providence [Providence County]
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      • East Providence [Providence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Arkwright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 47,618 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Providence
    • Woonsocket [Providence County]
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      • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the north of Arkwright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,751 people
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    • Cumberland [Providence County]
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      • Cumberland [Providence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the north of Arkwright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
    • Coventry [Kent County]
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      • Coventry [Kent County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Arkwright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,819 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Coventry
    • North Providence [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Providence
      • North Providence [Providence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Arkwright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 32,686 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Providence
    • South Kingstown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Kingstown
      • South Kingstown [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the south of Arkwright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 30,348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Kingstown

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 Arkwright. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Arkwright.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Arkwright ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Kent County

About Rhode Island

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arkwright. 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 Arkwright - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arkwright) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Arkwright. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arkwright

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arkwright. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7288, Longitude: -71.5484    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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