Our county-by-county listing of Rhode Island has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.
1 Dorrance Plaza, Bristol, RI 02809
Incorporated: Feb. 17, 1747
Parent county: created from Bristol, MA
Birth Records: unknown, kept by town and city clerks
Marriage: unknown, town clerks
Death: unknown, town clerks
Probate: unknown, town clerks
Court: unknown, District Court Clerk
Burial: unknown, town clerks
Notes: There is no County Clerk in Bristol County. Each of the four towns in Bristol County keeps its own records. Towns organized before 1800: Barrington, 1717; Bristol, 1681; and Warren, 1746-1747. Block Island was transferred from Newport County to Washington County on May 6, 1963.
222 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI 02886
Incorporated: June 11, 1750
Parent county: Providence
Birth Records: kept by town clerks
Marriage: town clerks
Death: town clerks
Land: town clerks
Probate: town clerks
Burial: town clerks
Notes: There is no county government in Kent County. Each of the five towns in Kent County keeps its own records. Towns organized before 1800: Coventry, 1741; East Greenwich, 1677; Warwick, 1642-1643; and West Greenwich, 1741.