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Subject: Re: When did KIngs County become Washington County?
Date: Sunday, October 01, 2017
I found this on a Washington County, Rhode Island site::
Washington County was created from Providence Plantations in 1729 as Kings County. It was renamed Washington County on October 29, 1781, in honor of General and President Washington.