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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>


While we don't have a date for the founding of South Portsmouth, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1854.

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 lies within the (401) area code.

Websites for South Portsmouth ...

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Communities Also Named South Portsmouth ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bedford
    • New Bedford is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,517 people
  • Fall River
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fall River
    • Fall River is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,792 people
  • Warwick
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
    • Warwick is located in Kent County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
  • Cranston
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranston
    • Cranston is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
  • East Providence
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Providence
    • East Providence is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
  • Dartmouth
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Dartmouth
    • Dartmouth is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,926 people
  • South Kingstown
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Kingstown
    • South Kingstown is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,454 people
  • West Warwick
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for West Warwick
    • West Warwick is located in Kent County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,967 people
  • North Kingstown
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for North Kingstown
    • North Kingstown is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,278 people
  • Newport
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
    • Newport is located in Newport County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,412 people

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for South Portsmouth was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<4>

From that list, the South Portsmouth post office opened in 1854.

We also found South Portsmouth in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for South Portsmouth.

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 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>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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