Dyer Island (Rhode Island)

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Dyer Island is an island in Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, USA. It lies off the west coast of Aquidneck Island and is part of Melville CDP, which itself is part of the town of Portsmouth. The island is uninhabited and has a land area of 0.12 km² (29.65 acres).

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Coordinates: 41°34′58″N 71°17′56″W / 41.58278°N 71.29889°W / 41.58278; -71.29889


From the writings of Norman A. Greene of the Dyer Family History.

William Dyer died in 1676 in Newport, Rhode Island. He is buried in the family cemetery which is located on Dyers Island in Narragansett Bay. Upon his death the island comprising some 600 acres (2.4 km2); was given to his son William.