Rhode Island County Creation Dates and Parent Counties

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Name of County Date Formed Parent County Progeny County
Bristol 17 Feb 1746 Providence none
Kent 11 Jun 1759 Providence none
King's 22 Jun 1703 Colonial lands renamed Washington 1781
Newport 29 Oct 1781 renamed from King's County none
Providence 16 Jun 1729 renamed from Providence Plantations Bristol 1746, Kent 1750
Providence Plantations 1636 Colonial lands renamed Providence 1703
Rhode Island 1636 Colonial lands renamed Newport 1729
Washington 29 Oct 1781 renamed from Kings County none