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Welcome to Barrington ...

Barrington is located in Bristol County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Barrington, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1846.

Barrington is near sea level<2>.

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

Barrington lies within the (401) area code.

The ZIP code for Barrington: 02806<3>

Websites for Barrington ...

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Communities Also Named Barrington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 11 communities that are also named Barrington - they are located in California, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nova Scotia and Quebec.

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

Communities near Barrington ...

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

  • Providence
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
    • Providence is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
  • Fall River
    (8 miles [12.9 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
  • Warwick
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
    • Warwick is located in Kent County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
  • Cranston
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranston
    • Cranston is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
  • Pawtucket
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawtucket
    • Pawtucket is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
  • Taunton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taunton
    • Taunton is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,675 people
  • East Providence
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Providence
    • East Providence is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
  • Attleboro
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attleboro
    • Attleboro is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
  • Cumberland
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
    • Cumberland is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,207 people
  • Coventry
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • 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

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Barrington ...

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

Adding Barrington to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Barrington 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 Barrington was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Barrington.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Barrington. 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 Bristol, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Barrington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Barrington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Barrington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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.









 

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