Talk:South County (Rhode Island)

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Merge to Washington County?[edit]

I've always been confused by the fact that RIers call Washington County, Rhode Island South County. The Wash. County article clarifies things, but this article seems to exist to refer to the county as a region rather than as a county. Since the borders of the region and the county apparently coincide, why have a stub for South County as a region?

I redired South County and South County, Rhode Island so if we merge this back into Wash. Co. then I'll need to fix that.

Thanks, PhilipR 13:35, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

  • In popular usage, South County is not exactly coextensive with Washington County. In most uses I've seen, South County includes all of Washington County and often also includes the towns of East and West Greenwich as well as (occasionally) Coventry. One source says, "You won't find South County on the map. Natives have been arguing about its origins and boundaries for generations."[1] Since "south county" is typically defined slightly more broadly than Washington COunty, I think it makes sense to have two separate articles.Jkisch (talk) 09:05, 28 March 2008 (UTC)