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Welcome to Lafayette ...

Lafayette is located in Washington County<1>.

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

When the people of Lafayette refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lafayettean<3>

Lafayette is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Lafayette is within the (401) area code.

Websites for Lafayette ...

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Communities Also Named Lafayette ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 38 communities that are also named Lafayette - they are located in Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Virginia (2) and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Lafayette ...

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

  • Providence [Providence County]
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    • Providence [Providence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Lafayette
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
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  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Lafayette
    • 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.
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  • Cranston [Providence County]
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    • Cranston [Providence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Lafayette
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
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  • East Providence [Providence County]
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    • East Providence [Providence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Lafayette
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Coventry [Kent County]
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      • Coventry [Kent County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Lafayette
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,931 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Providence [Providence County]
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      • North Providence [Providence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Lafayette
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,507 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Kingstown [Washington County]
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      • South Kingstown [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Lafayette
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,454 people
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    • Johnston [Providence County]
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      • Johnston [Providence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Lafayette
      • 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.
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    • West Warwick [Kent County]
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      • West Warwick [Kent County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Lafayette
      • 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.
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    • Newport [Newport County]
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      • Newport [Newport County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Lafayette
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,412 people
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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 Lafayette. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lafayette.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lafayette ...

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

Adding Lafayette to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lafayette 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 Lafayette was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lafayette. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of the state's counties, including Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Lafayette refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Lafayette may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lafayette - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Lafayette) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lafayette. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5707, Longitude: -71.4773       In this case, the coordinates for Lafayette have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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