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Our Genealogy Helper for Little Compton ...

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 Little Compton (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 Little Compton. 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.

Little Compton is located in Newport 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 Newport County: Bristol (MA), Bristol, Kent & Washington.

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

  • Newport County     (The home county of Little Compton)
    • Little Compton [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Compton
      • Little Compton [Newport County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,462 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Compton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Compton
    • Adamsville [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adamsville
      • Adamsville [Newport County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adamsville
    • Sakonnet [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sakonnet
      • Sakonnet [Newport County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sakonnet
    • Middletown [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Newport County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton
      • 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
    • Middletown [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Newport County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
    • Tiverton [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiverton
      • Tiverton [Newport County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Little Compton
      • 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
    • Lawtons [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawtons
      • Lawtons [Newport County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawtons
    • Melville [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melville
      • Melville [Newport County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • 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
    • Portsmouth [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
      • Portsmouth [Newport County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portsmouth
    • Newport [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Newport County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,412 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Bliss Corners [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bliss Corners
      • Bliss Corners [Newport County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bliss Corners
  • Bristol County
    • Bristol [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Bristol County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Coggeshall [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coggeshall
      • Coggeshall [Bristol County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coggeshall
    • Bristol [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Bristol County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Little Compton
      • 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
    • Warren [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warren
      • Warren [Bristol County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Little Compton
      • 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
    • Barrington [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrington
      • Barrington [Bristol County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • 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 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrington
    • Annawomscutt [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Annawomscutt
      • Annawomscutt [Bristol County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Annawomscutt
  • Kent County
    • Buttonwoods [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buttonwoods
      • Buttonwoods [Kent County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buttonwoods
    • East Greenwich [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Greenwich
      • East Greenwich [Kent County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Greenwich
    • Kettle Corner [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kettle Corner
      • Kettle Corner [Kent County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kettle Corner
    • East Greenwich [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Greenwich
      • East Greenwich [Kent County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,141 people
      • 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
    • Warwick [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
      • Warwick [Kent County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • 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
    • Apponaug [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apponaug
      • Apponaug [Kent County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apponaug
    • Cowesett [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowesett
      • Cowesett [Kent County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowesett
    • Hillsgrove [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsgrove
      • Hillsgrove [Kent County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsgrove
    • Shippee Corner [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shippee Corner
      • Shippee Corner [Kent County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shippee Corner
    • Norwood [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwood
      • Norwood [Kent County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwood
    • West Warwick [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Warwick
      • West Warwick [Kent County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Warwick
  • Providence County
    • Kent Corner [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent Corner
      • Kent Corner [Providence County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent Corner
    • Armington Corner [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armington Corner
      • Armington Corner [Providence County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armington Corner
    • Garden City [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Providence County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • 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
    • Leonard Corner [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonard Corner
      • Leonard Corner [Providence County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leonard Corner
    • Luthers Corners [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luthers Corners
      • Luthers Corners [Providence County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luthers Corners
    • Carpenters Corner [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpenters Corner
      • Carpenters Corner [Providence County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenters Corner
    • Cranston [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranston
      • Cranston [Providence County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranston
    • East Providence [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Providence
      • East Providence [Providence County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Providence
    • Six Corners [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Corners
      • Six Corners [Providence County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Six Corners
    • East Providence Center [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Providence Center
      • East Providence Center [Providence County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Providence Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Providence Center
    • Olneyville [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olneyville
      • Olneyville [Providence County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olneyville
    • Providence [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Providence County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
  • Washington County
    • Saunderstown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saunderstown
      • Saunderstown [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saunderstown
    • Bridgetown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgetown
      • Bridgetown [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgetown
    • Narragansett [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narragansett
      • Narragansett [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,309 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narragansett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narragansett
    • Narragansett [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narragansett
      • Narragansett [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narragansett
    • Mount View [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount View
      • Mount View [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount View
    • Allenton [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allenton
      • Allenton [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allenton
    • Narragansett Pier [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narragansett Pier
      • Narragansett Pier [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narragansett Pier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narragansett Pier
    • 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 west of Little Compton
      • 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 west of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Kingstown
    • Wickford [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickford
      • Wickford [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wickford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wickford
    • Peace Dale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peace Dale
      • Peace Dale [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peace Dale
    • Wickford Junction [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickford Junction
      • Wickford Junction [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wickford Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wickford Junction
  • New London County (CT)
    • Voluntown [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Voluntown
      • Voluntown [New London County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton
      • 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
    • Pawcatuck [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawcatuck
      • Pawcatuck [New London County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton
      • 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>
    • North Stonington [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Stonington
      • North Stonington [New London County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton
      • 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
    • Voluntown [New London County]
    • Glasgo [New London County]
    • North Stonington [New London County]
    • Griswold [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griswold
      • Griswold [New London County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton
      • 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
    • Stonington [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonington
      • Stonington [New London County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,566 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonington
    • Stonington [New London County]
  • Windham County (CT)
    • Oneco [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oneco
      • Oneco [Windham County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton
      • 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>
    • Sterling [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sterling
      • Sterling [Windham County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton
      • 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]
    • Moosup [Windham County]
    • Plainfield [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainfield
      • Plainfield [Windham County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,084 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainfield
    • East Killingly [Windham County]
    • Central Village [Windham County]
    • Plainfield [Windham County]
  • Barnstable County (MA)
    • Woods Hole [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Hole
      • Woods Hole [Barnstable County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Hole
    • West Falmouth [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Falmouth
      • West Falmouth [Barnstable County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Little Compton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Falmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Falmouth
    • Falmouth [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falmouth
      • Falmouth [Barnstable County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,107 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falmouth
    • Silver Beach [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Beach
      • Silver Beach [Barnstable County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Little Compton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Beach
    • Teaticket [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teaticket
      • Teaticket [Barnstable County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Little Compton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teaticket have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teaticket
    • Acapesket [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acapesket
      • Acapesket [Barnstable County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acapesket
    • Cataumet [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cataumet
      • Cataumet [Barnstable County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Little Compton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cataumet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cataumet
    • North Falmouth [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Falmouth
      • North Falmouth [Barnstable County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Little Compton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Falmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Falmouth
    • Bourne [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bourne
      • Bourne [Barnstable County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,743 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bourne
    • Mashpee [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mashpee
      • Mashpee [Barnstable County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,266 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mashpee came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mashpee
    • Sandwich [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandwich
      • Sandwich [Barnstable County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandwich
  • Bristol County (MA)
    • Acoaxet [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acoaxet
      • Acoaxet [Bristol County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acoaxet
    • Westport Point [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westport Point
      • Westport Point [Bristol County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Little Compton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westport Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport Point
    • Central Village [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Village
      • Central Village [Bristol County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Village
    • Westport [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westport
      • Westport [Bristol County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,097 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
    • Gidleys Corner [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gidleys Corner
      • Gidleys Corner [Bristol County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gidleys Corner
    • Westport Factory [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westport Factory
      • Westport Factory [Bristol County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport Factory
    • Globe Village [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Globe Village
      • Globe Village [Bristol County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Little Compton
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Globe Village
    • North Westport [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Westport
      • North Westport [Bristol County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Little Compton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Westport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Westport
    • Nonquitt [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nonquitt
      • Nonquitt [Bristol County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nonquitt
    • Flint Village [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Village
      • Flint Village [Bristol County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Little Compton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Village
    • Apponagansett [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apponagansett
      • Apponagansett [Bristol County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apponagansett
    • Dartmouth [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dartmouth
      • Dartmouth [Bristol County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,926 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dartmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dartmouth
  • Dukes County (MA)
    • Cuttyhunk [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuttyhunk
      • Cuttyhunk [Dukes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Little Compton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuttyhunk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuttyhunk
    • Gosnold [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gosnold
      • Gosnold [Dukes County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Little Compton
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gosnold
    • Aquinnah [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aquinnah
      • Aquinnah [Dukes County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
      • Former name for Aquinnah:
      • Gay Head
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aquinnah
    • Menemsha [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menemsha
      • Menemsha [Dukes County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Little Compton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Menemsha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menemsha
    • Chilmark [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilmark
      • Chilmark [Dukes County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilmark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilmark
    • Christian Town [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christian Town
      • Christian Town [Dukes County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Little Compton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christian Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christian Town
    • North Tisbury [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tisbury
      • North Tisbury [Dukes County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Tisbury
    • West Tisbury [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Tisbury
      • West Tisbury [Dukes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,927 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Tisbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Tisbury
    • Tisbury [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tisbury
      • Tisbury [Dukes County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,128 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tisbury
    • Vineyard Haven [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vineyard Haven
      • Vineyard Haven [Dukes County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vineyard Haven
    • West Chop [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Chop
      • West Chop [Dukes County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Little Compton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Chop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Chop
    • Oak Bluffs [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Bluffs
      • Oak Bluffs [Dukes County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,696 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Bluffs
  • Norfolk County (MA)
    • Plainville [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainville
      • Plainville [Norfolk County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Little Compton
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
    • Foxborough [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxborough
      • Foxborough [Norfolk County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,398 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxborough
    • Wrentham [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrentham
      • Wrentham [Norfolk County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,083 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrentham
  • Plymouth County (MA)
    • Mattapoisett [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mattapoisett
      • Mattapoisett [Plymouth County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,427 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mattapoisett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mattapoisett
    • Rochester [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochester
      • Rochester [Plymouth County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,740 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochester
    • Marion [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Plymouth County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,189 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Lakeville [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeville
      • Lakeville [Plymouth County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • 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 northeast of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Lakeville
    • Briarwood Beach [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Briarwood Beach
      • Briarwood Beach [Plymouth County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood Beach
    • Weweantic [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weweantic
      • Weweantic [Plymouth County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weweantic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weweantic
    • West Wareham [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Wareham
      • West Wareham [Plymouth County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Wareham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Wareham
    • Middleborough [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleborough
      • Middleborough [Plymouth County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • 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 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • 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
    • Wareham Center [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wareham Center
      • Wareham Center [Plymouth County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wareham Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wareham Center
    • Wareham [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wareham
      • Wareham [Plymouth County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,778 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wareham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wareham
  • Worcester County (MA)
    • Blackstone [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackstone
      • Blackstone [Worcester County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • 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

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

Newspapers Published in Little Compton ...

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 122 newspapers that have been published in the area around Little Compton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Little Compton, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Little Compton.

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 helpful 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 Little Compton:

  • 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 Little Compton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Little Compton.

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

  • Old Burying Ground
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Burying Ground
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Burying Ground have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Burying Ground
  • Union Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Cemetery
  • Brownell - Earle Burial Ground
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brownell - Earle Burial Ground
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Brownell - Earle Burial Ground. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Brownell - Earle Burial Ground has also been known as:
    • Brownell Burial Ground
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownell - Earle Burial Ground
    • Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System: MACRIS ID #WSP.864<6>
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2391454<7>
  • Adamsville Church Cemetery
  • Newport Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Newport Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Newport Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport Memorial Park
  • Hicks - Sowle Burial Ground
  • Continue List ...
    • Westport Point Cemetery
    • Beech Grove Cemetery
    • Middletown Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Middletown Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Middletown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown Cemetery
    • Kirby Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kirby Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Kirby Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Kirby Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirby Cemetery
      • Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System: MACRIS ID #WSP.807<6>
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2438617<7>
    • The Jewish Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the The Jewish Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the The Jewish Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Jewish Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Jewish Cemetery
    • Trinity Churchyard Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trinity Churchyard Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Trinity Churchyard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Trinity Churchyard Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity Churchyard Cemetery
    • Arnold Burying Ground
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Arnold Burying Ground
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Arnold Burying Ground have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Arnold Burying Ground lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold Burying Ground
    • Almy Burial Ground
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Almy Burial Ground
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Almy Burial Ground. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Almy Burial Ground lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Little Compton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almy Burial Ground
      • Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System: MACRIS ID #WSP.825<6>
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #90751<7>
    • Almy Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Almy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Almy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Almy Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Little Compton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almy 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.<8>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Little Compton had a population of 200 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Little Compton [Newport County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Compton
    • Little Compton [Newport County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Little Compton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Little Compton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Compton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Compton
  • Adamsville [Newport County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adamsville
    • Adamsville [Newport County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Adamsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adamsville
  • Tiverton Four Corners [Newport County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiverton Four Corners
    • Tiverton Four Corners [Newport County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Little Compton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 125 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tiverton Four Corners had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiverton Four Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiverton Four Corners
  • Westport Point [Bristol County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westport Point
    • Westport Point [Bristol County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Little Compton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Westport Point had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westport Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport Point
  • South Portsmouth [Newport County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Portsmouth
    • South Portsmouth [Newport County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 500 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, South Portsmouth had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Portsmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Portsmouth
  • Central Village [Bristol County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Village
    • Central Village [Bristol County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Central Village had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Village
  • Continue List ...
    • Westport [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westport
      • Westport [Bristol County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,097 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Westport had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
    • Newport [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Newport County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 19,457 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,412 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Newport had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • South Westport [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Westport
      • South Westport [Bristol County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, South Westport had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Westport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Westport
    • Portsmouth [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
      • Portsmouth [Newport County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 800 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Portsmouth had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portsmouth
    • Tiverton [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiverton
      • Tiverton [Newport County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Little Compton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tiverton had a post office and no railroad service
      • 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
    • Bristol Ferry [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol Ferry
      • Bristol Ferry [Newport County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Compton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bristol Ferry had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol Ferry
    • Westport Factory [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westport Factory
      • Westport Factory [Bristol County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Compton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Westport Factory had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport Factory
    • North Tiverton [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tiverton
      • North Tiverton [Newport County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Little Compton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, North Tiverton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Tiverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Tiverton
    • Jamestown [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Newport County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Little Compton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Little Compton ...

While our initial data about Little Compton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Little Compton 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 Little Compton.

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 Little Compton:
Services available in 1895: had a Express Office, no Railroad 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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Little Compton. 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Little Compton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Compton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5101, Longitude: -71.1712       In this case, the coordinates for Little Compton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>The Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) has created and maintains a database of historic properties that is called MACRIS (for the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System). More information about the MHC and MACRIS can be found on their website: mhc-macris.net.
<7>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.
<8>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 Little Compton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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