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Welcome to Wickford Junction ...

Wickford Junction is located in Washington County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Wickford Junction, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

A typical abbreviation for Wickford Junction: Wickford Jct. (or less commonly used: Wickford Jctn.)

Wickford Junction is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Wickford Junction: (401)

Websites for Wickford Junction ...

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Communities near Wickford Junction ...

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

  • Providence [Providence County]
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    • Providence [Providence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Wickford Junction
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
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  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Wickford Junction
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cranston [Providence County]
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    • Cranston [Providence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Wickford Junction
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Wickford Junction
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Coventry [Kent County]
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      • Coventry [Kent County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Wickford Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,931 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Providence [Providence County]
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      • North Providence [Providence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Wickford Junction
      • 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Kingstown [Washington County]
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      • South Kingstown [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Wickford Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,454 people
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    • Johnston [Providence County]
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      • Johnston [Providence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of Wickford Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnston have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • West Warwick [Kent County]
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      • West Warwick [Kent County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Wickford Junction
      • 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Newport [Newport County]
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      • Newport [Newport County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Wickford Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,412 people
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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 Wickford Junction. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wickford Junction.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wickford Junction ...

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

Adding Wickford Junction to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Rhode Island

About Washington County

About Rhode Island

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wickford Junction. 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 Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wickford Junction - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Wickford Junction) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wickford Junction. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wickford JunctionOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wickford Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5794, Longitude: -71.4920       In this case, the coordinates for Wickford Junction have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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