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City & Town Incorporation Dates

City & Town Dates
Barrington November 18, 1717
Bristol October 28, 1681
Burrillville October 29, 1806
Central Falls February 25, 1895
Charlestown August 22, 1738
Coventry August 21, 1741
Cranston June 14, 1754
Cumberland January 27, 1747
East Greenwich October 31, 1677
East Providence March 1, 1862
Exeter March 8, 1743
Foster August 24, 1781
Glocester February 20, 1731
Hopkinton March 19, 1757
Jamestown October 30, 1678
Johnston March 6, 1759
Lincoln March 8, 1871
Little Compton January 27, 1747
Middletown June 16, 1743
Narragansett March 28, 1901
Newport* June 1, 1784
New Shoreham November 6, 1762
North Kingstown October 28, 1674
North Providence June 13, 1765
North Smithfield March 8, 1871
Pawtucket March 1, 1862
Portsmouth May 1, 1639
Providence* November 5, 1831
Richmond August 18, 1747
Scituate February 20, 1731
Smithfiled February 20, 1731
South Kingstown February 26, 1723
Tiverton January 27, 1747
Warren January 27, 1747
Warwick* April 21, 1931
Westerly May 14, 1669
West Greenwich April 6, 1741
West Warwick March 14, 1913
Woonsocket January 31, 1867

Boldface denotes cities

* The cities of Newport, Providence and Warwick were originally founded as towns. Newport on September 14, 1640, Providence in 1636 and Warwcik on August 8, 1647.