Little Compton is a town located in Newport County, Rhode Island. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 3,492 residents. The town is located on 28.9 square miles of total area, of which 20.9 square miles are land and 8 square miles water, and rests between the Sakonnet River and the Massachusetts state border in southeastern Rhode Island. Little Compton is the birthplace of the Rhode Island Red hen, a breed of chicken primarily used for meat and eggs. A quick scroll through the Little Compton, RI Business Directory will show that a majority of the stores in Little Compton are located in the center of town, otherwise known as "the Commons".
Little Compton is home to multiple attractions and sites that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, all of which you can find in the Little Compton, RI Yellow Pages. The Wilbor House Museum, Friends Meeting House and Cemetery, Little Compton Common Historic District, Rhode Island Red Monument, Sakonnet Light Station, Stone House Inn, William Whalley Homestead, and Little Compton Community Center are all found in this town and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Wilbor House Museum is the oldest, being built in 1692, just 10 years after Little Compton was established.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan