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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>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Arlington, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1891.

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

The telephone area code for Arlington: (401)

Communities Also Named Arlington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fall River
    • Fall River is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,792 people
  • Warwick
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
    • Warwick is located in Kent County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
  • Pawtucket
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawtucket
    • Pawtucket is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
  • Taunton
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taunton
    • Taunton is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,675 people
  • East Providence
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Providence
    • East Providence is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
  • Attleboro
    (12 miles [19.3 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
  • Woonsocket
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woonsocket
    • Woonsocket is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
  • Cumberland
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
    • Cumberland is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,207 people
  • Coventry
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Coventry
    • Coventry is located in Kent County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,931 people
  • Franklin
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin is located in Norfolk County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,711 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 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.

Adding Arlington to Our Gazetteer ...

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.

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

From that list, the Arlington post office opened in 1891.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Arlington.

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 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>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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