Incorporated in 1694 as part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, transferred to Rhode Island in 1747.
The town of Tiverton is located in Newport County, Rhode Island, and is approximately 30 minutes from Newport. Tiverton is bounded by the state of Massachusetts to the northeast; Little Compton to the south and the Sakonnet River and Portsmouth to the west. This coastal community seamlessly blends outdoor beauty with cultural pleasures along with a treasure trove of artisans and one-of-a-kind quaint locally owned boutiques and eateries, many nestled in historic Tiverton Four Corners, a quaint New England village of 18th century buildings.
Fort Barton is the original redoubt built during the American Revolution. It was the troop staging area for the invasion of Aquidneck Island and Newport and the eventual Battle of Rhode Island. The town also includes the Ruecker Wildlife Refuge, with more than47acres and1.5-miles of trails winding through woodlands, meadows, salt marshes, and open water.