Little Compton is a town in Newport County, Rhode Island. It is part of the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River Metro Area, and is located between the Sakonnet River and the Massachusetts state border. Thw town was settled in the late seventeenth century. The town, initially named Sakonnet, was renamed to Little Compton and incorporated in 1682. It has a total area of 28.9 square miles. 20.9 square miles of the area is land, and the rest is water.
Local attractions include the Asa Gray house, the Slicer house, Oldacre, the Brownell house on West Main Road, the Brownell house on Meetinghouse Lane, William Whalley Homestead farmstead on Burchard Avenue, and the Brownell Library on the commons. Tourism is popular here. The Rhode Island Red is a breed of chicken originally bred in Adamsville. That is a village that falls within Little Compton. There are two monuments in town to mark the event. The Wilbur and McMahon school is the local school. The cost of living here is 60.90% higher than the country average.
This place gets about 45 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 118. Snowfall is about 22 inches annually.
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