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Welcome to Berkeley ...

Berkeley is located in Providence County<1>.

When the people of Berkeley refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Berkeleyite<2>

Berkeley is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Berkeley is located in the (401) area code.

Websites for Berkeley ...

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Communities Also Named Berkeley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Berkeley - they are located in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina (2), Ontario, South Carolina, Virginia (2), Washington and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Berkeley ...

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

  • Providence [Providence County]
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    • Providence [Providence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Berkeley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Berkeley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
  • Cranston [Providence County]
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    • Cranston [Providence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the south of Berkeley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranston
  • Pawtucket [Providence County]
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    • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Berkeley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Taunton [Bristol County]
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      • Taunton [Bristol County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,675 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taunton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taunton
    • East Providence [Providence County]
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      • East Providence [Providence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
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    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attleboro
      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attleboro
    • Woonsocket [Providence County]
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      • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woonsocket
    • Franklin [Norfolk County]
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      • Franklin [Norfolk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the north of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,711 people
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    • North Providence [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Providence
      • North Providence [Providence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,507 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Providence

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Berkeley ...

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

Adding Berkeley to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Berkeley was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Berkeley on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Rhode Island (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Berkeley. 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Berkeley refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Berkeley may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Berkeley - 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' (or 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- Berkeley) 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 Berkeley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BerkeleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Berkeley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9301, Longitude: -71.4230    
<5>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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