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Welcome to Bristol Ferry ...

Bristol Ferry is located on Rhode Island.

Bristol Ferry is located in Newport County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Bristol Ferry, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1883.

A typical abbreviation for Bristol Ferry: Bristol Fry. (or less commonly used: Bristol Frry.)

Bristol Ferry is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Bristol Ferry lies within the (401) area code.

Websites for Bristol Ferry ...

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Communities near Bristol Ferry ...

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

  • Providence
    (15 miles [24.1 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
  • New Bedford
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bedford
    • New Bedford is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,517 people
  • Fall River
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • 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
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
    • Warwick is located in Kent County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
  • Cranston
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranston
    • Cranston is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
  • Pawtucket
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawtucket
    • Pawtucket is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
  • East Providence
    (13 miles [20.9 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
  • Dartmouth
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dartmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dartmouth
    • Dartmouth is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,926 people
  • North Providence
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Providence
    • North Providence is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,507 people
  • South Kingstown
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Kingstown
    • South Kingstown is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,454 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 Bristol Ferry. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bristol Ferry.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bristol Ferry ...

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

Adding Bristol Ferry to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bristol Ferry 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 Bristol Ferry was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<4>

From that list, the Bristol Ferry post office opened in 1883.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bristol Ferry.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bristol Ferry. 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 Newport, 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 Bristol Ferry - 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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