Internet Archive hosts many digitized state and county histories including the History of 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.

Rhode Island County Histories and related books include:

Rhode Island History

Bristol County History

 

Kent County History

 

Newport County History

 

Providence County History

 

Washington County History

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