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Welcome to Arlington ...

Arlington is located in Providence County<1>.

The location of Arlington has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Arlington is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Arlington is within the (401) area code.

Adding Arlington 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 Arlington 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 Arlington elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Communities Also Named Arlington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 62 communities that are also named Arlington - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, California (2), Colorado, Florida (3), Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina (3), Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Prince Edward Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (3), Texas, Vermont, Virginia (4), Washington, West Virginia (3), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Arlington ...

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

  • Fall River [Bristol County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fall River
    • Fall River [Bristol County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Arlington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 89,541 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall River
  • Warwick [Kent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Arlington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 81,004 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
  • Pawtucket [Providence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawtucket
    • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Arlington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 72,117 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pawtucket
  • Taunton [Bristol County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taunton
    • Taunton [Bristol County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Arlington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 57,464 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taunton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taunton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • East Providence [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Providence
      • East Providence [Providence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the east of Arlington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 47,618 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Providence
    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attleboro
      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Arlington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45,237 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attleboro
    • Woonsocket [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woonsocket
      • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Arlington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,751 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woonsocket
    • Cumberland [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
      • Cumberland [Providence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Arlington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
    • Coventry [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventry
      • Coventry [Kent County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Arlington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,819 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry
    • Franklin [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Norfolk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Arlington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,087 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Arlington ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Rhode Island

About Providence County

About Rhode Island

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arlington. 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 Providence, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arlington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arlington) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arlington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8001, Longitude: -71.4384       In this case, the coordinates for Arlington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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