Internet Archive has a couple of digitized books related to Bristol County History for Bristol County, Rhode Island.
County Histories generally give information on the settlement of an area, geography, government, and industry in an area, and sometimes include biographical sketches of citizens or other information about the local residents. Some even include genealogies.
Bristol County Histories and histories of cities and peoples in Bristol County, Rhode Island include:
A History of Barrington Rhode Island, published 1898