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1890 Communities Near Portsmouth ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Portsmouth in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Portsmouth.

  • Adamsville [Newport County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adamsville
    • Adamsville [Newport County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Portsmouth
    • 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
  • Allenton [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allenton
    • Allenton [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Portsmouth
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 350 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Allenton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allenton
  • Bayside [Kent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayside
    • Bayside [Kent County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Portsmouth
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bayside had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayside
  • Belleville [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belleville
    • Belleville [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Portsmouth
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Belleville had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belleville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
  • Brayton Point [Bristol County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brayton Point
    • Brayton Point [Bristol County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Portsmouth
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brayton Point had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brayton Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brayton Point
  • Bristol [Bristol County]
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    • Bristol [Bristol County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Portsmouth
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 5,478 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bristol had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
  • Bristol Ferry [Newport County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol Ferry
    • Bristol Ferry [Newport County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Portsmouth
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol Ferry
  • Buttonwoods [Kent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buttonwoods
    • Buttonwoods [Kent County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Portsmouth
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Buttonwoods had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buttonwoods
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    • Central Village [Bristol County]
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      • Central Village [Bristol County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Portsmouth
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Village
    • Davisville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davisville
      • Davisville [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Portsmouth
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 258 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Davisville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davisville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davisville
    • East Greenwich [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Greenwich
      • East Greenwich [Kent County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Portsmouth
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,500 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, East Greenwich had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Greenwich
    • Flint Village [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Village
      • Flint Village [Bristol County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Portsmouth
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Flint Village had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Village
    • Hamilton [Washington County]
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      • Hamilton [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Portsmouth
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 210 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
    • Jamestown [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Newport County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Portsmouth
      • 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
    • Lafayette [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lafayette
      • Lafayette [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Portsmouth
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 445 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lafayette had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lafayette have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lafayette
    • Little Compton [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Compton
      • Little Compton [Newport County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Portsmouth
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Compton
    • Nayatt [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nayatt
      • Nayatt [Bristol County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Portsmouth
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nayatt had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nayatt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nayatt
    • Newport [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Newport County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Portsmouth
      • 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
    • North Tiverton [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tiverton
      • North Tiverton [Newport County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Portsmouth
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Tiverton
    • North Westport [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Westport
      • North Westport [Bristol County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Portsmouth
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, North Westport had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Westport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Westport
    • Oakland Beach [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland Beach
      • Oakland Beach [Kent County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Portsmouth
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oakland Beach had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland Beach
    • Portsmouth [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
      • Portsmouth [Newport County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Portsmouth
      • 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
    • Potowomut [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potowomut
      • Potowomut [Kent County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Portsmouth
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Potowomut had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potowomut have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potowomut
    • River View [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River View
      • River View [Kent County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Portsmouth
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, River View had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River View
    • Rocky Point [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
      • Rocky Point [Kent County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Portsmouth
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rocky Point had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Point
    • South Portsmouth [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Portsmouth
      • South Portsmouth [Newport County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Portsmouth
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Portsmouth
    • South Swansea [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Swansea
      • South Swansea [Bristol County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Portsmouth
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, South Swansea had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Swansea have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Swansea
    • South Westport [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Westport
      • South Westport [Bristol County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Portsmouth
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Westport
    • Tiverton [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiverton
      • Tiverton [Newport County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Portsmouth
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiverton
    • 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]<2> to the east of Portsmouth
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiverton Four Corners
    • Warren [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warren
      • Warren [Bristol County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Portsmouth
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,489 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Warren had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warren have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warren
    • Westport [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westport
      • Westport [Bristol County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Portsmouth
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
    • Westport Point [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westport Point
      • Westport Point [Bristol County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Portsmouth
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport Point
    • Wickford [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickford
      • Wickford [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Portsmouth
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 820 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wickford had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wickford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wickford

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Portsmouth, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Portsmouth) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Portsmouth. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PortsmouthOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portsmouth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5834, Longitude: -71.2662       In this case, the coordinates for Portsmouth have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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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