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Our Genealogy Helper for Cranston ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Cranston (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 Cranston. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Cranston 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 Cranston. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Cranston:

  • Providence County     (The home county of Cranston)
    • Garden City [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Providence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
    • Olneyville [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olneyville
      • Olneyville [Providence County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olneyville
    • Armington Corner [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armington Corner
      • Armington Corner [Providence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armington Corner
    • Providence [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Providence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Simmonsville [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simmonsville
      • Simmonsville [Providence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simmonsville
    • Kent Corner [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent Corner
      • Kent Corner [Providence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent Corner
    • East Providence [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Providence
      • East Providence [Providence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Providence
    • Leonard Corner [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonard Corner
      • Leonard Corner [Providence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leonard Corner
    • Six Corners [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Corners
      • Six Corners [Providence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Six Corners
    • Johnston [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnston
      • Johnston [Providence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnston
    • Carpenters Corner [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpenters Corner
      • Carpenters Corner [Providence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenters Corner
    • Centerdale [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerdale
      • Centerdale [Providence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerdale
  • Bristol County
    • Annawomscutt [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Annawomscutt
      • Annawomscutt [Bristol County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Annawomscutt
    • Barrington [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrington
      • Barrington [Bristol County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,015 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrington
    • Barrington [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrington
      • Barrington [Bristol County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrington
    • Warren [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warren
      • Warren [Bristol County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,469 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warren have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warren
    • Bristol [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Bristol County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Bristol [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Bristol County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Coggeshall [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coggeshall
      • Coggeshall [Bristol County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coggeshall
  • Kent County
    • Norwood [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwood
      • Norwood [Kent County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwood
    • Hillsgrove [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsgrove
      • Hillsgrove [Kent County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsgrove
    • Apponaug [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apponaug
      • Apponaug [Kent County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apponaug
    • Kettle Corner [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kettle Corner
      • Kettle Corner [Kent County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kettle Corner
    • Warwick [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
      • Warwick [Kent County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
    • Buttonwoods [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buttonwoods
      • Buttonwoods [Kent County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buttonwoods
    • Cowesett [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowesett
      • Cowesett [Kent County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowesett
    • Arkwright [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkwright
      • Arkwright [Kent County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkwright
    • Phenix [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phenix
      • Phenix [Kent County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phenix
    • West Warwick [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Warwick
      • West Warwick [Kent County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,967 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Warwick
    • West Warwick [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Warwick
      • West Warwick [Kent County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Warwick
    • East Greenwich [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Greenwich
      • East Greenwich [Kent County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Greenwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Greenwich
  • Newport County
    • Melville [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melville
      • Melville [Newport County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melville
    • Portsmouth [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
      • Portsmouth [Newport County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portsmouth
    • Tiverton [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiverton
      • Tiverton [Newport County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiverton
    • Jamestown [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Newport County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,482 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
    • Lawtons [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawtons
      • Lawtons [Newport County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawtons
    • Portsmouth [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
      • Portsmouth [Newport County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portsmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portsmouth
    • Bliss Corners [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bliss Corners
      • Bliss Corners [Newport County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bliss Corners
    • Tiverton [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiverton
      • Tiverton [Newport County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,569 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiverton
    • Jamestown [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Newport County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
    • Middletown [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Newport County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
    • Middletown [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Newport County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,803 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
    • Brenton Village [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brenton Village
      • Brenton Village [Newport County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brenton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brenton Village
  • Washington County
    • Mount View [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount View
      • Mount View [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount View
    • Exeter [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exeter
      • Exeter [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exeter
    • North Kingstown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Kingstown
      • North Kingstown [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,278 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Kingstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Kingstown
    • North Kingstown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Kingstown
      • North Kingstown [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Kingstown
    • Allenton [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allenton
      • Allenton [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allenton
    • Austin [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Austin
      • Austin [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
    • Exeter [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exeter
      • Exeter [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exeter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exeter
    • Saunderstown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saunderstown
      • Saunderstown [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saunderstown
    • Lewis City [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis City
      • Lewis City [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis City
    • Bridgetown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgetown
      • Bridgetown [Washington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgetown
    • Arcadia [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia
      • Arcadia [Washington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia
    • Richmond [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Washington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,886 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
  • New London County (CT)
    • Voluntown [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Voluntown
      • Voluntown [New London County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,500 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Voluntown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Voluntown
    • Voluntown [New London County]
    • Glasgo [New London County]
    • Griswold [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griswold
      • Griswold [New London County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,660 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griswold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griswold
    • Jewett City [New London County]
    • North Stonington [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Stonington
      • North Stonington [New London County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Stonington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Stonington
    • North Stonington [New London County]
    • Preston [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Preston
      • Preston [New London County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Preston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Preston<3>
    • Lisbon [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [New London County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
    • Hanover [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanover
      • Hanover [New London County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanover<3>
    • Versailles [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Versailles
      • Versailles [New London County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Versailles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Versailles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Versailles<3>
    • Pawcatuck [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawcatuck
      • Pawcatuck [New London County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pawcatuck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pawcatuck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pawcatuck<3>
  • Tolland County (CT)
    • Mansfield Center [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield Center
      • Mansfield Center [Tolland County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mansfield Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield Center<3>
    • Union [Tolland County]
    • Mansfield [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
      • Mansfield [Tolland County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,417 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mansfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<3>
    • Union [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Tolland County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 844 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
  • Windham County (CT)
    • East Killingly [Windham County]
    • Oneco [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oneco
      • Oneco [Windham County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oneco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oneco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oneco<3>
    • South Killingly [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Killingly
      • South Killingly [Windham County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Killingly
    • Sterling [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sterling
      • Sterling [Windham County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,764 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sterling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
    • Sterling [Windham County]
    • Killingly [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killingly
      • Killingly [Windham County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killingly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killingly
    • Almyville [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almyville
      • Almyville [Windham County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almyville
    • Ballouville [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballouville
      • Ballouville [Windham County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ballouville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballouville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ballouville<3>
    • Danielson [Windham County]
    • Dayville [Windham County]
    • East Brooklyn [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Brooklyn
      • East Brooklyn [Windham County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Brooklyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Brooklyn
    • Moosup [Windham County]
  • Bristol County (MA)
    • Seekonk [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seekonk
      • Seekonk [Bristol County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,851 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seekonk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seekonk
    • North Seekonk [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Seekonk
      • North Seekonk [Bristol County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Seekonk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Seekonk
    • Rehoboth [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rehoboth
      • Rehoboth [Bristol County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,503 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rehoboth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Attleborough City [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attleborough City
      • Attleborough City [Bristol County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Attleborough City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hortonville [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hortonville
      • Hortonville [Bristol County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Cranston
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    • Ocean Grove [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Grove
      • Ocean Grove [Bristol County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Swansea [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swansea
      • Swansea [Bristol County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,000 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swansea have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attleboro
      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
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    • Attleboro Falls [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attleboro Falls
      • Attleboro Falls [Bristol County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Attleboro Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Globe Village [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Globe Village
      • Globe Village [Bristol County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Globe Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Attleboro [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Attleboro
      • North Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,470 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Attleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Chartley [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chartley
      • Chartley [Bristol County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chartley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Dukes County (MA)
    • Gosnold [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gosnold
      • Gosnold [Dukes County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 75 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gosnold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Middlesex County (MA)
    • Metcalf [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metcalf
      • Metcalf [Middlesex County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
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    • Holliston [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holliston
      • Holliston [Middlesex County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,880 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holliston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • East Holliston [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Holliston
      • East Holliston [Middlesex County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
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    • Hopkinton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopkinton
      • Hopkinton [Middlesex County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopkinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sherborn [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherborn
      • Sherborn [Middlesex County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,383 people
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    • Ashland [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Middlesex County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,887 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Framingham [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Framingham
      • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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    • Natick [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natick
      • Natick [Middlesex County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,766 people
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    • Marlborough [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlborough
      • Marlborough [Middlesex County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,290 people
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    • Newton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
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    • Wayland [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayland
      • Wayland [Middlesex County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,722 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Norfolk County (MA)
    • Plainville [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainville
      • Plainville [Norfolk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,280 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sheldonville [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldonville
      • Sheldonville [Norfolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheldonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wrentham [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrentham
      • Wrentham [Norfolk County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,083 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wrentham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bellingham [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellingham
      • Bellingham [Norfolk County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellingham
    • Franklin [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Norfolk County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,711 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Foxborough [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxborough
      • Foxborough [Norfolk County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,398 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxborough
    • Acorn Terrace [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acorn Terrace
      • Acorn Terrace [Norfolk County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acorn Terrace
    • Norfolk [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk
      • Norfolk [Norfolk County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,938 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norfolk
    • South Walpole [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Walpole
      • South Walpole [Norfolk County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Walpole have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Walpole
    • Medway [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medway
      • Medway [Norfolk County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,443 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medway
    • Millis [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millis
      • Millis [Norfolk County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millis
    • Sharon [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Norfolk County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,864 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
  • Plymouth County (MA)
    • Lakeville [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeville
      • Lakeville [Plymouth County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,698 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeville
    • North Lakeville [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Lakeville
      • North Lakeville [Plymouth County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Lakeville
    • Middleborough [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleborough
      • Middleborough [Plymouth County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,722 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleborough
    • Namasket Village [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Namasket Village
      • Namasket Village [Plymouth County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Namasket Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Namasket Village
    • Bridgewater [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgewater
      • Bridgewater [Plymouth County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,689 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgewater
    • West Bridgewater [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Bridgewater
      • West Bridgewater [Plymouth County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,310 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Bridgewater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Bridgewater
    • Brockton [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brockton
      • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockton
    • Elmwood [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmwood
      • Elmwood [Plymouth County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmwood
    • Paper Mill Village [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paper Mill Village
      • Paper Mill Village [Plymouth County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paper Mill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paper Mill Village
    • East Bridgewater [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bridgewater
      • East Bridgewater [Plymouth County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,554 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bridgewater
    • Rochester [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochester
      • Rochester [Plymouth County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,740 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochester
    • Halifax [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halifax
      • Halifax [Plymouth County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,865 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halifax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halifax
  • Worcester County (MA)
    • Millerville [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millerville
      • Millerville [Worcester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millerville
    • Blackstone [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackstone
      • Blackstone [Worcester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackstone
    • Millville [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millville
      • Millville [Worcester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millville
    • South Milford [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Milford
      • South Milford [Worcester County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Milford
    • Uxbridge [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uxbridge
      • Uxbridge [Worcester County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Uxbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uxbridge
    • Mendon [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendon
      • Mendon [Worcester County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendon
    • North Uxbridge [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Uxbridge
      • North Uxbridge [Worcester County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Uxbridge
    • Hopedale [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopedale
      • Hopedale [Worcester County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,934 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopedale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopedale
    • White City [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
      • White City [Worcester County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White City
    • Douglas [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas
      • Douglas [Worcester County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Cranston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,117 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Douglas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas
    • East Douglas [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Douglas
      • East Douglas [Worcester County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Cranston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Douglas
    • Linwood [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linwood
      • Linwood [Worcester County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Cranston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linwood

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Cranston ...

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 72 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cranston.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Cranston. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Cranston and those printed in the larger area surrounding Cranston.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 8 miles [12.9 km] of Cranston.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Cranston:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Connecticut
    • Stories from Massachusetts
    • Stories from Rhode Island

Cemeteries Near Cranston ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cranston.

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 Cranston covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Congregational Sons of Israel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Congregational Sons of Israel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Congregational Sons of Israel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Congregational Sons of Israel Cemetery
  • Congregational Sons of Israel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Congregational Sons of Israel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Congregational Sons of Israel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Congregational Sons of Israel Cemetery
  • Bethany Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethany Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethany Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany Cemetery
  • Locust Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Locust Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Locust Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove Cemetery
  • St. Ann Cemetery
  • Lincoln Park Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Vincent Gardner Plot
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vincent Gardner Plot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vincent Gardner Plot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vincent Gardner Plot
    • Phillips - Moone - Jenkins Plot
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Phillips - Moone - Jenkins Plot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Phillips - Moone - Jenkins Plot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phillips - Moone - Jenkins Plot
    • Utter - Arnold - Rhodes Plot
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Utter - Arnold - Rhodes Plot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Utter - Arnold - Rhodes Plot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utter - Arnold - Rhodes Plot
    • New Pawtuxet Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Pawtuxet Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Pawtuxet Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Pawtuxet Cemetery
    • Pawtuxet Memorial Park
    • Pocasset Cemetery
    • Grace Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grace Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grace Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace Cemetery
    • Christopher Green Plot
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Christopher Green Plot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Christopher Green Plot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christopher Green Plot
    • Spring Greene Burial Ground
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spring Greene Burial Ground
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spring Greene Burial Ground have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Greene Burial Ground

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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Cranston had railroad service and no post office. In 2020, Cranston had a population of 81,142 people.

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

  • Cranston [Providence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranston
    • Cranston [Providence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Cranston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cranston had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranston
  • Auburn [Providence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
    • Auburn [Providence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Cranston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 410 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Auburn had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
  • Pocasset [Providence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocasset
    • Pocasset [Providence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Cranston
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pocasset had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pocasset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Norwood [Kent County]
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    • Norwood [Kent County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Cranston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 65 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Norwood had a post office and railroad service
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  • Lakewood [Kent County]
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    • Lakewood [Kent County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Cranston
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lakewood had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bellefonte [Providence County]
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    • Bellefonte [Providence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Cranston
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bellefonte had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellefonte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Elmwood [Providence County]
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      • Elmwood [Providence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Cranston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elmwood had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Arlington [Providence County]
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      • Arlington [Providence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Cranston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arlington had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Knightsville [Providence County]
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      • Knightsville [Providence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Cranston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Knightsville had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knightsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oaklawn [Providence County]
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      • Oaklawn [Providence County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Cranston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oaklawn had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oaklawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sockanosset [Providence County]
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      • Sockanosset [Providence County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Cranston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sockanosset had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sockanosset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Spring Green [Kent County]
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      • Spring Green [Kent County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Cranston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Spring Green had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Thornton [Providence County]
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      • Thornton [Providence County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Cranston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 108 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Thornton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pontiac [Kent County]
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      • Pontiac [Kent County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Cranston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 687 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pontiac had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pontiac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hillsgrove [Kent County]
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      • Hillsgrove [Kent County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Cranston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 185 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hillsgrove had a post office and railroad service
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Cranston. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cranston.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Cranston ...

While our initial data about Cranston came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Cranston in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Cranston.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Cranston:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned

Rand McNally Map of Rhode Island (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for Rhode Island (1956)

Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Cranston in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Cranston for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Cranston. See our Misc Page for Cranston for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Rhode Island

About Providence County

About Rhode Island

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cranston: www.cranstonri.com/

The official website for State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cranston) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cranston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CranstonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cranston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7790, Longitude: -71.4358    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Cranston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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