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Welcome to Wickford ...

Wickford is located in Washington County<1>.

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

Wickford is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Wickford: (401)

Websites for Wickford ...

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Communities Also Named Wickford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Wickford - they are located in Georgia and Maryland.

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

Communities near Wickford ...

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

  • Providence [Providence County]
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    • Providence [Providence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Wickford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of Wickford
    • 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
  • Cranston [Providence County]
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    • Cranston [Providence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Wickford
    • 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
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Wickford
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry
    • North Providence [Providence County]
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      • North Providence [Providence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Wickford
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Providence
    • South Kingstown [Washington County]
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      • South Kingstown [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Wickford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,454 people
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    • Johnston [Providence County]
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      • Johnston [Providence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Wickford
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnston
    • West Warwick [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Warwick
      • West Warwick [Kent County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Wickford
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Warwick
    • Newport [Newport County]
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      • Newport [Newport County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Wickford
      • 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 Wickford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wickford.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wickford. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wickford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wickford ...

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

Adding Wickford to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Rhode Island

About Washington County

About Rhode Island

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wickford. 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 - 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- Wickford) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wickford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WickfordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wickford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5739, Longitude: -71.4617       In this case, the coordinates for Wickford 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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