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Welcome to Norwood ...

Norwood is located in Kent County<1>.

Norwood is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Norwood is located in the (401) area code.

Websites for Norwood ...

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Communities Also Named Norwood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 51 communities that are also named Norwood - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois (2), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia (3), Ohio (2), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Tennessee (3), Texas (2), Virginia (4), Washington (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Norwood ...

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

  • Providence [Providence County]
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    • Providence [Providence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the north of Norwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
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  • Fall River [Bristol County]
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    • Fall River [Bristol County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the east of Norwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,792 people
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  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the south of Norwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
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  • Pawtucket [Providence County]
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    • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the north of Norwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • East Providence [Providence County]
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      • East Providence [Providence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northeast of Norwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
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    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Norwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
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    • Woonsocket [Providence County]
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      • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the north of Norwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
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    • Cumberland [Providence County]
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      • Cumberland [Providence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the north of Norwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Coventry [Kent County]
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      • Coventry [Kent County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the west of Norwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,931 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Providence [Providence County]
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      • North Providence [Providence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the north of Norwood
      • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Providence

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Norwood ...

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

Adding Norwood to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

The Communities of Rhode Island

About Kent County

About Rhode Island

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Norwood. 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 Kent, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Norwood - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Norwood) 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 Norwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NorwoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7514, Longitude: -71.4279    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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