One of the oldest towns in North America, Barrington was established over 250 years ago. The land upon which Barrington now sits belonged to the Wampanoag Indians, of which the Crown payed 35 pounds for their lands which encompassed Barrington and its surroundings.
Since that time, Barrington has grown significantly, from a town with less than 200 residents, to a town with over 15,000. Barrington grew the most from the period starting in 1848 and lasting till 1920, in which it went from 800 to over 4,000 residents. The rapid growth rate is attributed to the baby boom, continuation of the suburbanization trend, spurred now by the automobile, a highly rated school system, close proximity to Providence, and the perception that Barrington is a good place to raise kids.
Barrington is located in Bristol County southeast of Providence on a Narragansett Bay inlet between West Barrington and Warren along Highway 103. Barrington is part of the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area.
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03/02 Coming to The area
Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Folk Festival Mansfield MA April19-21 A fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.
Spring Plant Sale Westford NH April27 The Middlesex Conservation District will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale at the 4H Fairgrounds.