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Welcome to Jamestown ...

Jamestown is located on Conanicut Island.

Jamestown is located in Newport County<1>.

Jamestown is near sea level<2>.

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

Jamestown is located in the (401) area code.

The ZIP code for Jamestown: 02835<3>

Websites for Jamestown ...

Official Website:   www.jamestownri.net/

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Communities Also Named Jamestown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 68 communities that are also named Jamestown - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia (4), Idaho (2), Illinois (3), Indiana (3), Iowa (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina (3), Tennessee (4), Texas (4), Utah (2), Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Jamestown ...

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

  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Jamestown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
  • Cranston [Providence County]
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    • Cranston [Providence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Jamestown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranston
  • South Kingstown [Washington County]
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    • South Kingstown [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Jamestown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,454 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Kingstown
  • West Warwick [Kent County]
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    • West Warwick [Kent County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Jamestown
    • 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Warwick
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • North Kingstown [Washington County]
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      • North Kingstown [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Jamestown
      • 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Kingstown
    • Newport [Newport County]
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      • Newport [Newport County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the east of Jamestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,412 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Bristol [Bristol County]
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      • Bristol [Bristol County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Jamestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Portsmouth [Newport County]
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      • Portsmouth [Newport County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Jamestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portsmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portsmouth
    • Swansea [Bristol County]
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      • Swansea [Bristol County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Jamestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,000 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swansea have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swansea
    • Westport [Bristol County]
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      • Westport [Bristol County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Jamestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,097 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westport have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jamestown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jamestown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jamestown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jamestown.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jamestown ...

Looking for more information about Jamestown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Jamestown, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Jamestown.

Adding Jamestown to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Rhode Island

About Newport County

About Rhode Island

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jamestown: www.jamestownri.net/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of the state's counties, including Newport, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jamestown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Jamestown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jamestown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>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 from Point A (ie- Jamestown) 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 Jamestown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JamestownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jamestown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4962, Longitude: -71.3713    
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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