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Welcome to South Portsmouth ...

South Portsmouth is located in Newport County<1>.

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

South Portsmouth is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

South Portsmouth is within the boundaries of the (401) area code.

Websites for South Portsmouth ...

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Communities Also Named South Portsmouth ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named South Portsmouth - it's located in Kentucky.

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

Communities near South Portsmouth ...

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

  • New Bedford [Bristol County]
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    • New Bedford [Bristol County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of South Portsmouth
    • 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 northeast of South Portsmouth
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of South Portsmouth
    • 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
  • Cranston [Providence County]
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    • Cranston [Providence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of South Portsmouth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranston
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • East Providence [Providence County]
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      • East Providence [Providence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of South Portsmouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
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    • Dartmouth [Bristol County]
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      • Dartmouth [Bristol County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of South Portsmouth
      • 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
    • South Kingstown [Washington County]
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      • South Kingstown [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of South Portsmouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,454 people
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    • West Warwick [Kent County]
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      • West Warwick [Kent County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of South Portsmouth
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Warwick
    • North Kingstown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Kingstown
      • North Kingstown [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of South Portsmouth
      • 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of South Portsmouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,412 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Portsmouth ...

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

Adding South Portsmouth to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Rhode Island

About Newport County

About Rhode Island

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South Portsmouth. 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 South Portsmouth - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- South Portsmouth) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Portsmouth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5448, Longitude: -71.2612       In this case, the coordinates for South Portsmouth have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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