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Welcome to Narragansett ...

Narragansett is located in Washington County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Narragansett, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

Narragansett is near sea level<2>.

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

Narragansett lies within the (401) area code.

Websites for Narragansett ...

Official Website:   www.narragansettri.com/

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Communities near Narragansett ...

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

  • Warwick
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    • Warwick lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the north of Narragansett.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
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  • South Kingstown
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    • South Kingstown lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the west of Narragansett.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,454 people
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  • West Warwick
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    • West Warwick lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the north of Narragansett.
    • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • North Kingstown
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    • North Kingstown lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the north of Narragansett.
    • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Newport
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    • Newport lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the east of Narragansett.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,412 people
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  • Bristol
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    • Bristol lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the northeast of Narragansett.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,866 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Portsmouth
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    • Portsmouth lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Narragansett.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,108 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portsmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Middletown
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    • Middletown lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Narragansett.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,803 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Tiverton
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    • Tiverton lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Narragansett.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,569 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiverton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • East Greenwich
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    • East Greenwich lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the north of Narragansett.
    • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Narragansett. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Narragansett.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Narragansett ...

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

Adding Narragansett to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Narragansett was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Narragansett in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Narragansett.

The official website for Narragansett: www.narragansettri.com/

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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Narragansett - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 from Point A (ie- Narragansett) 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 Narragansett. 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 NarragansettOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Narragansett. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4496, Longitude: -71.4488    
<4>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

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