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Established May 29, 1790
Disbanded Still Active
Last ModifiedRP March 02, 2015 06:35pm
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March 01, 1862 -


PROVIDENCE gained from BRISTOL (Mass.) when Massachusetts and Rhode Island implemented the U.S. Supreme Court settlement (31 Dec 1861) of their boundary to the Atlantic Ocean. (Bayles, Providence, 1:29; R.I. Acts and Resolves, 1861, ch. 379, sec. 2/p. 4; Ullman, 83-84; Van Zandt, 68)

June 11, 1750 - March 01, 1862


PROVIDENCE lost to creation of KENT. (R.I. Recs., 5:301)

February 17, 1747 - June 11, 1750


[17 February 1746/1747] PROVIDENCE gained from BRISTOL (Mass.) and SUFFOLK (Mass.) when Rhode Island implemented the 1746 royal settlement of the boundary with Massachusetts. (Arnold, 2:157; R.I. Recs., 5:207-209)

June 16, 1729 - February 17, 1747


PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS renamed PROVIDENCE; lost to creation of KINGS (now WASHINGTON). (R.I. Recs., 4:427)

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