Kent County, Rhode Island Genealogy Guide

Kent County, Rhode Island (Map It) was created on June 11, 1750 from part of Providence County. The county was named for the County of Kent, England. Learn More About State of Rhode Island History

Kent County is bordered by Providence County (north), Bristol County (east), Washington County (south), New London County, Connecticut (west), Windham County, Connecticut (west), Newport County (southeast).

Kent County Cities and Towns include Coventry, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Greenwich, West Warwick.

Kent County, Rhode Island Courthouse Records

The Kent County Courthouse is located in West Warwick, Rhode Island. Learn More About State of Rhode Island Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Kent county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Coventry was established in 1639 and incorporated in 1743 from Warwick. It has Land Records from 1741, Probate Records from 1741 and Court Records from 1741. Villages include Anthony, Arkwright, Greene, Harris, Hopkins Hollow, Potterville, Quidneck, Rice City, Spring Lake, Summit, Tiogue, Washington, Whitman. COVENTRY TOWN HALL 1670 Flat River Road, Coventry, RI. 02816-8911 (FAX # 822-9132); HOURS: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; CLERK: 822-9173. More info.
  • East Greenwich (called Dedford or Deptford, 1686-89) was formed in 1677 from Greenwich. It has Land Records from 1679, Probate Records from 1679 and Court Records from 1679. Villages include Frenchtown and Sun Valley . EAST GREENWICH TOWN HALL: P.O. Box 111, East Greenwich, RI. 02818-0111 (FAX # 886-8625); HOURS: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Labor Day to May 31); 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (June 1 to Labor Day); CLERK: 886-8604. More info
  • West Greenwich was established in 1639 and incorporated in 1741 from East Greenwich. It has Land Records from 1741, Probate Records from 1741 and Court Records from 1741. Villages include Escoheag, Hopkins Hill, Kitt's Corner, Mishnock, Nooseneck, Robin Hollow, West Greenville Center, Wickaboxet. WEST GREENWICH TOWN HALL: 280 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI. 02817 (FAX # 397-6890); HOURS: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Wednesday); CLERK: Janet E. Olsson 397-5016. More info
  • West Warwick was established in 1648 and incorporated in 1913 from Warwick. It has Land Records from 1913, Probate Records from 1913 and Court Records from 1913. Villages include Arctic, Birch Hill, Centerville, Clyde, Crompton, Harris, Jericho, Lippitt, Natick, Phenix, River Point, Wescott. WARWICK CITY HALL: 3275 Post Road, Warwick 02886 (FAX # 738-6639); HOURS: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; CLERK: 738-2000 X 6212. WEST WARWICK TOWN HALL: 1170 Main Street, West Warwick 02893-4829 (FAX # 822-9212); HOURS: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FIN. TOWN MTG: 3rd Tuesday; 6/1 to Labor Day: 8:30 a.m. in May to 4:00 p.m.; CLERK: David D. Clayton 822-9200. More info

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