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Barrington
Bristol County, Rhode Island

ZipCodes
02806




Page Contents for Barrington, Rhode Island

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Rhode Island state capital is Providence.
The population of Barrington is approximately 16,819 2000.
The approximate number of families is 5,822 1990.
The amount of land area in Barrington is 21.803 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Barrington is 8.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 18.146 sq kilometers.
The distance from Barrington to Washington DC is 368 miles.
The distance to the Rhode Island state capital is 8 miles. (as the crow flies)
Barrington is positioned 41.73 degrees north of the equator and 71.31 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Barrington median income is $ 74,591 2000.
The Barrington median home price is $ 198,500 2000.
Barrington average annual precipitation is 39.41 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 29.9 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 78.8 degrees F.

Location

on the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay about ten miles southeast of Providence. There is no part of Barrington that is more than two miles from salt water. Other nearby communities include Warren, East Providence, Bristol and Warwick all in Rhode Island, Ocean Grove and Seekonk in Massachusetts. It is about 43 miles from Boston and 192 miles from New York City.
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Weather


seasonal with all four represented. Here is a local weather page
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History & History Related Items

Barrington was first known as Sowams and was the home of the chief of the Wampanoag, Massasoit. The land was purchased by Pilgrims in 1653 from Massasoit and incorporated as Swansea as part of Massachusetts. Then, in 1746, it became part of Rhode Island. A year later, in 1947, the name was changed to Warren for Sir Peter Warren of the British Army. Then on 16 June 1770, Barrington was carved from Warren and made an independent town. The people here made their livings then most from farming. Later during the 1800ís, it began to be a popular vacation spot.

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Attractions

East Bay Tourism Council
PO Box 588
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: 401-245-0750
Toll-free: 888-278-9948

Barrington Preservation Society Museum
281 County Road, Rte. 114
Barrington, RI
Phone: 401-246-0999
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Barrington City Government

Cityof Barrington
283 County Road
Barrington, RI 02806
Phone: 401-247-1900

Barrington Chamber

East Bay Chamber of Commerce
16 Cutler Street Corner of Child Street
Warren, Rhode Island 02885
Phone: 401-245-0750
Toll-free: 888-278-9948
Fax: 401-245-0110

Barrington Community News

The Barrington Times
A local weekly newspaper
139 Main St.
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: 401-245-6000

Barrington Organizations

East Bay Chamber of Commerce
16 Cutler Street Corner of Child Street
Warren, Rhode Island 02885
Phone: 401-245-0750
Toll-free: 888-278-9948
Fax: 401-245-0110

Barrington Libraries

Barrington Public Library
281 County Road
Barrington, RI 02806
Phone: 401-247-1920

Barrington Schools

Barrington School District
283 County Road
Barrington, RI 2806 Barrington

Miscellany

The population of Barrington was:
1717 - 300
1776 - 538
1800 - 650
1850 - 795
1900 - 1,135
1920 - 3,987
1940 - 6,231
1950 - 8,246
1970 - 17,554
1980 - 16,174
1990 - 15,849
2000 - 16,819

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