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Welcome to Potowomut ...

Potowomut is located in Kent County<1>.

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

Potowomut is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Potowomut: (401)

Websites for Potowomut ...

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Communities near Potowomut ...

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

  • Providence [Providence County]
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    • Providence [Providence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Potowomut
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Potowomut
    • 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.
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  • Cranston [Providence County]
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    • Cranston [Providence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Potowomut
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
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  • Pawtucket [Providence County]
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    • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Potowomut
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the north of Potowomut
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
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    • Coventry [Kent County]
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      • Coventry [Kent County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Potowomut
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,931 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Providence [Providence County]
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      • North Providence [Providence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Potowomut
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Kingstown [Washington County]
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      • South Kingstown [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Potowomut
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,454 people
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    • Johnston [Providence County]
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      • Johnston [Providence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Potowomut
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • West Warwick [Kent County]
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      • West Warwick [Kent County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Potowomut
      • 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.
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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 Potowomut. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Potowomut.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Potowomut ...

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

Adding Potowomut to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Rhode Island

About Kent County

About Rhode Island

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Potowomut. 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 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 Potowomut - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Potowomut) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Potowomut. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6640, Longitude: -71.4220       In this case, the coordinates for Potowomut have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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