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Welcome to Little Compton ...

Little Compton is located in Newport County<1>.

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

Little Compton is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Little Compton: (401)

Websites for Little Compton ...

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Communities Also Named Little Compton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Little Compton - it's located in Missouri.

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

Communities near Little Compton ...

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

  • New Bedford [Bristol County]
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    • New Bedford [Bristol County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Little Compton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,517 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bedford
  • Fall River [Bristol County]
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    • Fall River [Bristol County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Little Compton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,792 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall River
  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> 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
  • Dartmouth [Bristol County]
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    • Dartmouth [Bristol County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> 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
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • South Kingstown [Washington County]
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      • South Kingstown [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,454 people
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    • North Kingstown [Washington County]
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      • North Kingstown [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> 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
    • Newport [Newport County]
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      • Newport [Newport County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,412 people
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    • Bristol [Bristol County]
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      • Bristol [Bristol County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> 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
    • Somerset [Bristol County]
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      • Somerset [Bristol County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Little Compton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somerset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerset
    • Portsmouth [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
      • Portsmouth [Newport County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> 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

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 Little Compton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Little Compton.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Little Compton ...

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

Adding Little Compton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Rhode Island

About Newport County

About Rhode Island

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>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 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Little Compton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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).






















 

 

 

 

 


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