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Introduction ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Central Falls (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Central Falls. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Central Falls is located in Providence County.

To see how the shape of the state's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Providence County: Windham (CT), Bristol (MA), Norfolk (MA), Worcester (MA), Bristol & Kent.

Below are the counties that are near Central Falls. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Central Falls:

  • Providence County     (The home county of Central Falls)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Central Falls, with the one closest to Central Falls listed first.
    • Darlington
      (Less than 2 miles to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darlington
      • Darlington is located in Providence County
    • Valley Falls
      (Less than 2 miles to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Falls
      • Valley Falls is located in Providence County
    • Saylesville
      (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saylesville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saylesville
      • Saylesville is located in Providence County
    • Woodlawn
      (Less than 2 miles to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn is located in Providence County
    • Pawtucket
      (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawtucket
      • Pawtucket is located in Providence County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
    • Berkeley
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berkeley
      • Berkeley is located in Providence County
    • Lime Rock
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime Rock
      • Lime Rock is located in Providence County
    • Lincoln
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln is located in Providence County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,941 people
    • Rumford
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rumford
      • Rumford is located in Providence County
    • Providence
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence is located in Providence County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
    • East Providence Center
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Providence Center have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Providence Center
      • East Providence Center is located in Providence County
    • North Providence
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<1> 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
    • North Providence
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Providence
      • North Providence is located in Providence County
  • Bristol County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Central Falls, with the one closest to Central Falls listed first.
    • Annawomscutt
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Annawomscutt
      • Annawomscutt is located in Bristol County
    • Barrington
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrington have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrington
      • Barrington is located in Bristol County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,015 people
    • Barrington
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrington
      • Barrington is located in Bristol County
    • Warren
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warren have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warren
      • Warren is located in Bristol County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,469 people
    • Bristol
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol is located in Bristol County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,866 people
    • Coggeshall
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coggeshall
      • Coggeshall is located in Bristol County
    • Bristol
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol is located in Bristol County
  • Kent County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Central Falls, with the one closest to Central Falls listed first.
    • Norwood
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwood
      • Norwood is located in Kent County
    • Hillsgrove
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsgrove
      • Hillsgrove is located in Kent County
    • Kettle Corner
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kettle Corner
      • Kettle Corner is located in Kent County
    • Warwick
      (12 miles [19.3 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
    • Apponaug
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apponaug
      • Apponaug is located in Kent County
    • Oakland Beach
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland Beach
      • Oakland Beach is located in Kent County
    • Arkwright
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkwright
      • Arkwright is located in Kent County
    • Phenix
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phenix
      • Phenix is located in Kent County
    • Buttonwoods
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buttonwoods
      • Buttonwoods is located in Kent County
    • Cowesett
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowesett
      • Cowesett is located in Kent County
    • West Warwick
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Warwick
      • West Warwick is located in Kent County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,967 people
    • West Warwick
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Warwick
      • West Warwick is located in Kent County
    • Coventry
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventry
      • Coventry is located in Kent County
  • Newport County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Central Falls, with the one closest to Central Falls listed first.
    • Tiverton
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiverton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiverton
      • Tiverton is located in Newport County
    • Melville
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melville
      • Melville is located in Newport County
    • Portsmouth
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
      • Portsmouth is located in Newport County
    • Portsmouth
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portsmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
      • Portsmouth is located in Newport County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,108 people
    • Bliss Corners
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bliss Corners
      • Bliss Corners is located in Newport County
    • Lawtons
      (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawtons
      • Lawtons is located in Newport County
    • Tiverton
      (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiverton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiverton
      • Tiverton is located in Newport County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,569 people
    • Jamestown
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown is located in Newport County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,482 people
    • Tiverton Four Corners
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiverton Four Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiverton Four Corners
      • Tiverton Four Corners is located in Newport County
    • Middletown
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown is located in Newport County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,803 people
    • Middletown
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown is located in Newport County
    • Adamsville
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adamsville
      • Adamsville is located in Newport County
    • Jamestown
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown is located in Newport County
  • Washington County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Central Falls, with the one closest to Central Falls listed first.
    • Mount View
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount View
      • Mount View is located in Washington County
    • Exeter
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exeter
      • Exeter is located in Washington County
    • Wickford Junction
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wickford Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickford Junction
      • Wickford Junction is located in Washington County
    • Wickford
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wickford have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickford
      • Wickford is located in Washington County
    • North Kingstown
      (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Kingstown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Kingstown
      • North Kingstown is located in Washington County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,278 people
    • North Kingstown
      (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Kingstown
      • North Kingstown is located in Washington County
    • Allenton
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allenton
      • Allenton is located in Washington County
    • Austin
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Austin
      • Austin is located in Washington County
    • Exeter
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exeter have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exeter
      • Exeter is located in Washington County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,531 people
    • Liberty
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty is located in Washington County
    • Lewis City
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis City
      • Lewis City is located in Washington County
    • Saunderstown
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saunderstown
      • Saunderstown is located in Washington County
    • Arcadia
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia
      • Arcadia is located in Washington County
  • Windham County (CT)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Central Falls, with the one closest to Central Falls listed first.
    • East Killingly
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
    • East Thompson
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Thompson
      • East Thompson is located in Windham County (CT)
    • Killingly
      (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killingly have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killingly
      • Killingly is located in Windham County (CT)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,305 people
    • South Killingly
      (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Killingly
      • South Killingly is located in Windham County (CT)
    • Ballouville
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ballouville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballouville
      • Ballouville is located in Windham County (CT)
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ballouville <2>
    • Putnam Heights
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Putnam Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Putnam Heights
      • Putnam Heights is located in Windham County (CT)
    • Putnam
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Putnam have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Putnam
      • Putnam is located in Windham County (CT)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,372 people
    • Thompson
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompson have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompson
      • Thompson is located in Windham County (CT)
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thompson <2>
    • Oneco
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oneco have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oneco
      • Oneco is located in Windham County (CT)
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oneco <2>
    • Sterling
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sterling have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sterling
      • Sterling is located in Windham County (CT)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,764 people
    • Danielson
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the west)
    • Dayville
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the west)
    • Mechanicsville
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
      • Mechanicsville is located in Windham County (CT)
  • Bristol County (MA)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Central Falls, with the one closest to Central Falls listed first.
    • North Seekonk
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Seekonk have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Seekonk
      • North Seekonk is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Attleborough City
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Attleborough City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attleborough City
      • Attleborough City is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Attleboro Falls
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Attleboro Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attleboro Falls
      • Attleboro Falls is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Attleboro
      (6 miles [9.7 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
    • Seekonk
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seekonk have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seekonk
      • Seekonk is located in Bristol County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,851 people
    • North Attleboro
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Attleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Attleboro
      • North Attleboro is located in Bristol County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,470 people
    • Rehoboth
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rehoboth have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rehoboth
      • Rehoboth is located in Bristol County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,503 people
    • Chartley
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chartley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chartley
      • Chartley is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Norton
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norton
      • Norton is located in Bristol County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,983 people
    • West Dighton
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Dighton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Dighton
      • West Dighton is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Hortonville
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hortonville
      • Hortonville is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • North Dighton
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Dighton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Dighton
      • North Dighton is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Mansfield
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
      • Mansfield is located in Bristol County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,539 people
  • Middlesex County (MA)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Central Falls, with the one closest to Central Falls listed first.
    • Metcalf
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metcalf
      • Metcalf is located in Middlesex County (MA)
    • Holliston
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holliston
      • Holliston is located in Middlesex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,880 people
    • East Holliston
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Holliston
      • East Holliston is located in Middlesex County (MA)
    • Hayden Row
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hayden Row have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayden Row
      • Hayden Row is located in Middlesex County (MA)
    • Hopkinton
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopkinton
      • Hopkinton is located in Middlesex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,624 people
    • Sherborn
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherborn
      • Sherborn is located in Middlesex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,383 people
    • Ashland
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland is located in Middlesex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,887 people
    • Woodville
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodville
      • Woodville is located in Middlesex County (MA)
    • Framingham
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Framingham
      • Framingham is located in Middlesex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
    • Natick
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natick
      • Natick is located in Middlesex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,766 people
    • North Natick
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Natick have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Natick
      • North Natick is located in Middlesex County (MA)
    • Cochituate
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cochituate have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cochituate
      • Cochituate is located in Middlesex County (MA)
    • Newton Upper Falls
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton Upper Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton Upper Falls
      • Newton Upper Falls is located in Middlesex County (MA)
  • Norfolk County (MA)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Central Falls, with the one closest to Central Falls listed first.
    • Burnt Swamp Corner
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Swamp Corner
      • Burnt Swamp Corner is located in Norfolk County (MA)
    • Plainville
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainville
      • Plainville is located in Norfolk County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,280 people
    • Sheldonville
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldonville
      • Sheldonville is located in Norfolk County (MA)
    • Wrentham
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrentham
      • Wrentham is located in Norfolk County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,083 people
    • Franklin
      (13 miles [20.9 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
    • Acorn Terrace
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acorn Terrace
      • Acorn Terrace is located in Norfolk County (MA)
    • Bellingham
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellingham
      • Bellingham is located in Norfolk County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,336 people
    • Pondville
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pondville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pondville
      • Pondville is located in Norfolk County (MA)
    • Foxborough
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxborough
      • Foxborough is located in Norfolk County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,398 people
    • North Foxboro
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Foxboro have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Foxboro
      • North Foxboro is located in Norfolk County (MA)
    • Norfolk
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk
      • Norfolk is located in Norfolk County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,938 people
    • South Walpole
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Walpole have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Walpole
      • South Walpole is located in Norfolk County (MA)
    • Medway
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medway
      • Medway is located in Norfolk County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,443 people
  • Plymouth County (MA)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Central Falls, with the one closest to Central Falls listed first.
    • Cochesett
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cochesett have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cochesett
      • Cochesett is located in Plymouth County (MA)
    • West Bridgewater
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Bridgewater have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Bridgewater
      • West Bridgewater is located in Plymouth County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,310 people
    • Bridgewater
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgewater
      • Bridgewater is located in Plymouth County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,689 people
    • Elmwood
      (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmwood
      • Elmwood is located in Plymouth County (MA)
    • Lakeville
      (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeville
      • Lakeville is located in Plymouth County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,698 people
    • Namasket Village
      (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Namasket Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Namasket Village
      • Namasket Village is located in Plymouth County (MA)
    • North Lakeville
      (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Lakeville
      • North Lakeville is located in Plymouth County (MA)
    • Brockton
      (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brockton
      • Brockton is located in Plymouth County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
    • Middleborough
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleborough
      • Middleborough is located in Plymouth County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,722 people
    • Paper Mill Village
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paper Mill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paper Mill Village
      • Paper Mill Village is located in Plymouth County (MA)
    • East Bridgewater
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bridgewater
      • East Bridgewater is located in Plymouth County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,554 people
    • Montello
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montello
      • Montello is located in Plymouth County (MA)
    • Whitman
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitman have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitman
      • Whitman is located in Plymouth County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,295 people
  • Suffolk County (MA)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Central Falls, with the one closest to Central Falls listed first.
    • Readville
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Readville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Readville
      • Readville is located in Suffolk County (MA)
    • Hyde Park
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyde Park
      • Hyde Park is located in Suffolk County (MA)
    • Stonybrook Village
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonybrook Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonybrook Village
      • Stonybrook Village is located in Suffolk County (MA)
    • West Roxbury
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Roxbury
      • West Roxbury is located in Suffolk County (MA)
    • Mattapan Station
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mattapan Station
      • Mattapan Station is located in Suffolk County (MA)
    • Mattapan
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mattapan
      • Mattapan is located in Suffolk County (MA)
    • Roslindale
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roslindale
      • Roslindale is located in Suffolk County (MA)
  • Worcester County (MA)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Central Falls, with the one closest to Central Falls listed first.
    • Millerville
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millerville
      • Millerville is located in Worcester County (MA)
    • Blackstone
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackstone have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackstone
      • Blackstone is located in Worcester County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,209 people
    • East Blackstone
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Blackstone have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Blackstone
      • East Blackstone is located in Worcester County (MA)
    • Millville
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millville
      • Millville is located in Worcester County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,236 people
    • South Milford
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Milford
      • South Milford is located in Worcester County (MA)
    • Mendon
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendon
      • Mendon is located in Worcester County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,233 people
    • Uxbridge
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Uxbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uxbridge
      • Uxbridge is located in Worcester County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,352 people
    • White City
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
      • White City is located in Worcester County (MA)
    • Milford
      (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford is located in Worcester County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,965 people
    • Hopedale
      (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopedale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopedale
      • Hopedale is located in Worcester County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,934 people
    • North Uxbridge
      (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Uxbridge
      • North Uxbridge is located in Worcester County (MA)
    • Linwood
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linwood
      • Linwood is located in Worcester County (MA)
    • East Douglas
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Douglas
      • East Douglas is located in Worcester County (MA)

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Central Falls, see our County-by-County Page for Central Falls.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Central Falls ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Central Falls.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Central Falls. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Central Falls and those printed in the larger area surrounding Central Falls.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> of Central Falls.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Central Falls:

Cemeteries Near Central Falls ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Central Falls.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Central Falls covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

The following cemeteries are listed based on their distance from Central Falls, with the one closest to Central Falls listed first.

  • Mineral Spring Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mineral Spring Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mineral Spring Cemetery
  • Moshassuck Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the west)
  • St. Anns Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Anns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anns Cemetery
  • Walnut Hill Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
  • Oak Grove Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the east)
  • St. Patricks Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Patricks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Patricks Cemetery
  • St. Francis Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
  • North Burial Ground
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the North Burial Ground have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the North Burial Ground
  • Swan Point Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
  • Riverside Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
  • Mt. St. Marys Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. St. Marys Cemetery
  • Notre Dame Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
  • Continue List   (890 more) ...
    • St. Josephs Cemetery
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Josephs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Josephs Cemetery
    • St. Basil the Great Cemetery
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Basil the Great Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The St. Basil the Great Cemetery has also been known as:
      • St. Basil Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Basil the Great Cemetery
    • St. Patricks Cemetery
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Patricks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Patricks Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Central Falls had a population of 4,650 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Central Falls had a population of 19,468 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Central Falls, with the one closest to Central Falls listed first.

  • Woodlawn
    (Less than 2 miles to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
    • Woodlawn is located in Providence County
  • Pawtucket
    (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawtucket
    • Pawtucket is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
  • Lonsdale
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lonsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonsdale
    • Lonsdale is located in Providence County
  • Valley Falls
    (Less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Falls
    • Valley Falls is located in Providence County
  • Saylesville
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saylesville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saylesville
    • Saylesville is located in Providence County
  • South Attleboro
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Attleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Attleboro
    • South Attleboro is located in Bristol County (MA)
  • Adamsdale
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adamsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adamsdale
    • Adamsdale is located in Bristol County (MA)
  • Rumford
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rumford
    • Rumford is located in Providence County
  • Ashton
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashton
    • Ashton is located in Providence County
  • Berkeley
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berkeley
    • Berkeley is located in Providence County
  • Attleborough City
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Attleborough City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attleborough City
    • Attleborough City is located in Bristol County (MA)
  • Lime Rock
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime Rock
    • Lime Rock is located in Providence County
  • Continue List   (23 more) ...
    • Allendale
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allendale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allendale
      • Allendale is located in Providence County
    • Providence
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence is located in Providence County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
    • East Providence Center
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Providence Center have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Providence Center
      • East Providence Center is located in Providence County

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Central Falls. See our List of 1890's Communities around Central Falls.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Central Falls. 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>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.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Central Falls) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Central Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8900, Longitude: -71.3929    
<4>The Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission (RIHCC) has created and maintains a database of cemeteries. More information about the RIHCC can be found on their website: rihistoriccemeteries.org.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Central Falls, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.









 

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