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Little Compton Town

Newport County, Rhode Island

Little Compton Town Hall is located at 40 The Commons, Little Compton, RI 02837.
Phone: 401‑635‑4529.

Neighborhoods

Beginnings [1]

The area that would become Little Compton was first settled in 1674 by Captain Benjamin Church, then part of the Pettaquamscutt settlement incorporated under the name Kings Towne. Along with Warren, Bristol, Tiverton and Cumberland, Little Compton was made part of Rhode Island by Royal Decree in 1746.

  1. Federal Writers' Project, Works Progress Administration, Rhode Island: A Guide to the Smallest State, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1937.