Fox Island (Rhode Island)

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Fox Island in 2008 from North Kingstown

Fox Island is an island in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, in the United States of America. It lies between Conanicut Island and North Kingstown just south of Wickford Village. The island is a part of the town of North Kingstown. The Native Americans called the island "Nanaquonset" (also "Nonequasset" or "Sonanoxet.") The island was "purchased" from the natives by Randall Holden and Samuel Gorton in 1659. It is currently privately owned.

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Coordinates: 41°33′15″N 71°25′06″W / 41.55417°N 71.41833°W / 41.55417; -71.41833