Historical Maps of Barrington

Below are a series of maps relevant to the history of Rhode Island’s East Bay, and Barrington in particular.

High-resolution detail sections featuring Barrington are available on most maps here by clicking the thumbnail. The original whole full-scale (digital) maps are viewable at other libraries’ websites by clicking the text links in the right-hand column.

DateDescriptionThumbnail-DetailOriginal (Link)
1634"The South part of New-England, as it is Planted this yeare, 1634." William Wood, London. Shows location of the "pocanokick Sagamore."Yale: Bienecke Library
1677"A Map of New-England" by John Foster, Boston. Seaconk and Mount Hope are labeled. Massachusetts Historical Society
1685"Map of New Netherland and New England, and also parts of Virginia," by Nicholas Visscher. Library of Congress
1720"Partie de la Novvelle Angleterre," annotated manuscript map. Mistakenly shows the "Province de Rhode Islan" including all of Cape Cod. Newberry Library
1741Boundary Commission Map of the Massachusetts-Rhode Island border shift (1845 lithograph copy, London). This shift transferred Barrington-Warren-Bristol from Massachusetts to Rhode Island. Boston Public Library, Leventhal Map Center
1758"Map of the Colonies of Connecticut and Rhode Island," Thomas Kitchin, London. Shows "Barrington" in Massachusetts! Boston Public Library, Leventhal Map Center
1768Allin family farm (West Barrington), drawn by Thomas Allin between November 1768 and March 1769. Privately owned. Reproduction here pending license.
1771"Part of Col. Samuel Allens Home Lot: March the 12:1771" (Barrington Village). Ink and watercolor plat signed by Thomas Allin. R.I.H.S., MSS 214, "Providence Town Papers," vol. 33 (Henry Bowen papers), item 14165. Reproduction here pending license.
1775"A Plan of the Sea Coast from Boston Bay to the Light House near Rhode Island," manuscript map. Library of Congress
1775"A New and Accurate Map of the Present Seat of War in North America" (actually southern New England). Boston Public Library, Leventhal Map Center
1775"The Seat of War in New England by an American Volunteer." Has the name "Nakil" in Italic type in location of Barrington. Boston Public Library, Leventhal Map Center
1776"Chart of the Harbour of Rhode Island and Narragansett Bay Published at the Request of the Right Honourable Lord Viscount Howe" by J. F. W. Des Barres. Shows location of houses and cultivated fields. Boston Public Library, Leventhal Map Center
1777"A Map of the bay of Narragansett with the islands therein." Undated manuscript version of Charles Blaskowitz’s survey map later published in 1777 (see below). Houses, roads and place names are drawn in red ink. Library of Congress
1777"Topographical Chart of the Bay of Narraganset," surveyed by Charles Blaskowitz, engraved by Faden, London.Boston Public Library, Leventhal Map Center
1781"Chart of the Harbour of Rhode Island and Narragansett Bay Published at the Request of the Right Honourable Lord Viscount Howe" by J. F. W. Des Barres. A later edition of the 1776 engraving (see above) with additional coastal details and soundings. Boston Public Library, Leventhal Map Center
1797Plat of Federal Road, Barrington, showing Meeting House (White Church) and Joshua Bicknell house. Probably drawn by Thomas Allin.Photograph of original at B.P.S. (Barrington Town Records Collection)
1851Walling sheet map of Bristol Co., R.I.Boston Public Library, Leventhal Map Center
1851Walling sheet map of Providence Co., R.I.Boston Public Library, Leventhal Map Center
1855Walling sheet map of Rhode Island.Boston Public Library, Leventhal Map Center
1867Mason Survey (Barrington property map): Sheet Index.
1867Mason Survey sheet 1a
1867Mason Survey sheet 1b
1867Mason Survey sheet 2a
1867Mason Survey sheet 2b
1867Mason Survey sheet 3a
1867Mason Survey sheet 3b
1867Mason Survey sheet 4
1870Barrington: Beers Atlas mapScan of original at B.P.S.
1895Barrington: Everts & Richards Atlas map of Bristol Co.
1908"Map of Indian Localities about Narragansett and Mount Hope Bays by Thomas Bicknell," drawn by E. W. Ross (from Bicknell, Sowams: With Ancient Records of Sowams and Parts Adjacent).Scan of original at B.P.S.