Incorporated in 1717 as part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, transferred to Rhode Island in 1746.
The coastal town of Barrington is located in Bristol County, Rhode Island, and is approximately 45 minutes from Newport. Barrington is bounded by East Providence on the north and west; by the state of Massachusetts on the northeast; by the Warren River on the east; and by Narragansett Bay on the west and south. Barrington is a quintessential waterfront town that seamlessly blends outdoor beauty with cultural pleasures.
Factoid: Barrington has been nationally recognized for its enviable quality of life, most notably by Money Magazine, naming the town one of the “Best Places to Live” in the country.