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Welcome to Vernon ...

Vernon is located in Providence County<1>.

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

Vernon is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Vernon: (401)

Websites for Vernon ...

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Communities Also Named Vernon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 49 communities that are also named Vernon - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, British Columbia, California (2), Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (5), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (3), Nevada, New Jersey (2), New Mexico, New York, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Vernon ...

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

  • Providence [Providence County]
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    • Providence [Providence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Vernon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
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  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Vernon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
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  • Cranston [Providence County]
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    • Cranston [Providence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Vernon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
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  • East Providence [Providence County]
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    • East Providence [Providence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Vernon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • North Providence [Providence County]
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      • North Providence [Providence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Vernon
      • 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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    • Johnston [Providence County]
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      • Johnston [Providence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Vernon
      • 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Vernon
      • 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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    • North Kingstown [Washington County]
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      • North Kingstown [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Vernon
      • 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.
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    • Lincoln [Providence County]
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      • Lincoln [Providence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Vernon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,941 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Smithfield [Providence County]
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      • Smithfield [Providence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Vernon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,842 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield 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 Vernon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Vernon.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vernon ...

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

Adding Vernon to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Mentions & References for Vernon

Cities, Towns and Villages of Rhode Island

About Providence County

About Rhode Island

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Vernon. 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 Providence, 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 Vernon - 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 from Point A (ie- Vernon) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vernon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7193, Longitude: -71.7173       In this case, the coordinates for Vernon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

 

 

 

 

 


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