Introduction to Johnston, Rhode Island

Johnston, Rhode Island, in Providence county, is 4 miles NW of Cranston, Rhode Island (center to center) and 43 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is part of the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Johnston History

Johnston was initially part of the town of Providence. Later in 1758, it was separated from the town and incorporated on March 6, 1759. It was named after August Johnston, the colonial attorney general. The town's first meeting was held on April 18, 1759, in order to elect the officers. The meeting was held at the house of Benjamin Belknap.

Johnston and nearby Attractions

  • State of Rhode Island Fort Adams State Park
  • Providence Children's Museum
  • Snake Den State Park
  • Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Smith-Appleby House Museum
  • Lincoln Woods State Park

Things To Do In Johnston

Johnston is home to Clemence Irons House, a stone-ender museum constructed in 1691. The town also has several parks such as the Johnston Memorial Park, Woodlake Park Complex, Dyerville State Park, and Woonasquatucket Park. The Westgate Shopping Center, Town Hall Center Shopping Center, and Lexington Building Shopping Center are some of the local shopping centers. The Recreation Department of Johnston also organizes several special events and programs throughout the year.

Johnston Transportation

You can reach Theodore Francis Green State Airport within several minutes.

Johnston Higher Education

Rhode Island College, Bryant College, and Providence College are close to the town.

Johnston Almanac

County Providence County
Standard Zip Codes02919
Phone Area Codes401
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.83
Approximate Longitude-71.52

Johnston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance7.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp39 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches
Distance22.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Johnston Public Libraries

Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library
Johnston, Rhode Island
(401) 231-4980

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Johnston Public Schools

Brown Avenue School
14 Brown Avenue
ZIP: 2919
(401) 934-0270
Total Enrollment 224
Early Childhood Center
10 Memorial Avenue
ZIP: 2919
(401) 233-0054
Total Enrollment 231
Graniteville School
6 Collins Avenue
ZIP: 2919
(401) 231-8790
Total Enrollment 68
Johnston Senior High
345 Cherry Hill Road
ZIP: 2919
(401) 233-1920
Total Enrollment 838
Nicholas A. Ferri Middle
10 Memorial Avenue
ZIP: 2919
(401) 233-1930
Total Enrollment 741
Sarah Dyer Barnes School
24 Barnes Avenue
ZIP: 2919
(401) 231-8710
Total Enrollment 266
Thornton School
4 School Street
ZIP: 2919
(401) 943-7369
Total Enrollment 357
Winsor Hill School
100 Theresa Street
ZIP: 2919
(401) 831-4619
Total Enrollment 350

Johnston Private Schools

Creative Center Daycare And Preschool Ii
2952 Hartford Ave
ZIP: 2919
Total Enrollment 18
Johnston Child Care Center
87 Putnam Pike
ZIP: 2919
Total Enrollment 8
St Rocco School
931 Atwood Ave
ZIP: 2919
Total Enrollment 278
Trinity Christian Academy
2119 Hartford Ave
ZIP: 2919
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 61
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