Introduction to Barrington, Rhode Island
Barrington, Rhode Island, in Bristol county, is 6 miles NE of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center) and 44 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area. Barrington has a population of 16,819.
The area occupied by present day Barrington was originally part of a grant made by the King of England to members of the Mayflower party. Even now, certain parts of Barrington are known by names such as Prince's Hill, which reminds one of the land grant. The town was incorporated in 1667 and initially part of Swansea, Massachusetts. In 1711, its Baptist residents petitioned to separate from Swansea. This led to Barrington being incorporated in 1717 as an independent town.
Barrington and nearby Attractions
- Osamequin Nature Trail
- Veterans Memorial Park
- Walker Farm
- East Bay Bike Path
- Peck Center Playground
- Rhode Island Country Club
Things To Do In Barrington
The Town of Barrington includes four acres of waterfront that overlooks Narragansett Bay, a popular recreation spot for residents. The town parks include Haines Memorial Park which spreads over 75 acres, has picnic sites, athletic fields, a boat dock, and launching ramp.
Logan International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Barrington Higher Education
Roger Williams University, Brown University, Johnson & Wales University, and Rhode Island School of Design provide programs for higher studies.