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=== Clickable Town Map ===
=== Clickable Town Map ===

Revision as of 21:21, 22 December 2012

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This article is about a county in the state of Rhode Island. For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation).
link=http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Rhode Island_Online_Genealogy_Records Rhode Island
Online Records

Kent County, Rhode Island
Map of Rhode Island highlighting Kent County
Location in the state of Rhode Island
Map of the U.S. highlighting Rhode Island
Location of Rhode Island in the U.S.
Founded June 11, 1759
County Seat
Named for: Kent, England

County Courthouse

Kent County Courthouse
222 Quaker Lane;
West Warwick, RI 02893
Phone: 401.841.835 

(Town and City Clerks have birth, marriage, death, burial, probate and land records
(Five twns in Kent Co) Towns Organized Before 1800; Coventry 1741, East Greenwich 1677, Warwick 1642-3, West Greenwich 1741

There is no county government. The government is located at town and state levels.

Quick Facts

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Kent_County, Rhode Island

Named for County of Kent, England.

Parent County

11 June 1759: Created from the Providence Plantations. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Places / Localities

Clickable Town Map

Providence CountyWashington CountyNewport CountyBristol CountyWest GreenwichEast GreenwichCoventryWest WarwickWarwickRi-towns.gif


Archives and Libraries



For tips on accessing Kent County, Rhode Island Genealogy census records online, see: Rhode Island Census.






Military History and Records


Probate Records


Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers




  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].