Rhode Island Public Records

The smallest state in the nation is Rhode Island, measuring only 1,214 square miles in total area, with dimensions of 37 miles in width by 48 miles in length; 14% of the state is water. Don't let this state's size deceive you -- Rhode Island was the first of the original thirteen colonies to declare independence from British rule, a good two months before any other state. Rhode Island became the 13th state in the Union on May 29, 1790. The climate in Rhode Island is a humid continental climate; summers are warm and rainy while winters are chilly. The monthly average temperature ranges from 83 degrees Fahrenheit to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Rhode Island is frequently associated with its industrial history; many factories played an important part in the American Industrial Revolution. Now, a significant number of Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the state, including Citizens Financial Group, CVS Caremark and Textron.

Nicknames : Ocean State, Plantation State

Capitol : Providence

Largest City (by population) : Providence

Largest City (by area) : Providence

Largest County (by population) : Providence County

Total Area (square miles) : 1214

Admitted to Union : May 29, 1790

Time Zone : Eastern

State Flower : Violet

State Tree : Red Maple

State Bird : Rhode Island Red Chicken

Major Industries : health services, tourism, manufacturing

Major Companies : CVS Caremark, Textron

  • Rhode Island was the last of the thirteen colonies to become a state.
  • Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States.
  • The first girl born to New England colonists is buried at Little Compton; this baby was the daughter of John and Priscilla Alden.
  • The world's largest bug is a 58 foot long termite that is mounted on the roof of New England Pest Control.
  • The first American circus was held in Newport, Rhode Island in 1774.

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Bristol County Public Records - Bristol County Official Website Edit

Directory of information for Bristol County, Rhode Island. Find information on local government, tourism, board of commissioners, upcoming meetings and business regulations for the county.
Contact Information:
P: 401.253.7000

Bristol County Public Records - County Clerk Edit

Find information on licenses, vital records, parking permits, public service appointments, and elections in Bristol County.
Physical Address:
Bristol County Clerk Town Hall, 10 Court Street Bristol, Rhode Island 02809
Contact: P: 401.253.7000 F: 401.253.2647

Bristol County Public Records - Treasurer Edit

Learn about the collection of taxes, payment of bills, and processing of the Bristol County payroll.
Physical Address:
Bristol County Treasurer Town Hall, 10 Court Street Bristol, Rhode Island 02809
Contact: P: 401.253.7000 F: 401.253.1570

Kent County Public Records - County Clerk Edit

Find access to vital records including birth, death, marriage, and divorce records for Kent County.
Physical Address:
Kent County Clerk 222 Quaker Lane East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818
Contact: P: 401.822.6725

Kent County Public Records - Sheriff's Office Edit

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Physical Address:
Kent County Sheriff's Office Kent County Courthouse 222 Quaker Lane Warwick, Rhode Island 02886
Contact: P: 401.822.6960 F: 401.822.6965

Kent County Public Records - District Court Edit

Resource for court related questions within Kent County. Find contact information, order records and view a court calendar.
Contact Information:
P: 401.738.2000

Newport County Public Records - Newport County Official Website Edit

Directory for everything you need to know within Newport County, Rhode Island. Find resources on visiting, shopping, government and more.
Contact Information:
P: 800.976.5122

Newport County Public Records - Sheriff's Office Edit

Learn about your local sheriff's department. View a listing of officers, recruiting information and general information within Newport County.
Physical Address:
Newport County Sheriff's Office Florence K. Murray Judicial Complex 45 Washington Square Newport, Rhode Island 02842
Contact: P: 401.841.8300 F: 401.841.8309

Newport County Public Records - Chamber Of Commerce Edit

Find the answers to all of your business questions within the county through the chamber of commerce of Newport County.
Physical Address:
Newport County Chamber of Commerce 35 Valley Rd. Middletown, Rhode Island 02842
Contact: P: 401.847.1600 F: 401.849.5848

Providence County Public Records - County Clerk Edit

Find information on vital records including birth, death, and court records from the Providence County Clerk
Physical Address:
Providence County Clerk 25 Dorance Street Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Contact: P: 401.421.7740

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