Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
SUMMARY METADATA:  Rhode Island Historical Counties
After ECAI's model, based upon Dublin Core.
Connection Information
DatasetTitle Rhode Island Historical Counties
DatasetType vector digital data
ServerType W2K, IIS 5.0, ArcIMS 9.x, Tomcat 5.0
CreationDate 2010
LastUpdated 2010-02-12
Descriptive Metadata
Title Rhode Island Historical Counties
Citation.PreferredStyle Long, John H. Rhode Island Historical Counties. Data Set. Laura Rico-Beck, digital comp. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, ed. by John H. Long. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 2010. Available online from
Creator.PersonalName Long, John H., historical compiler
Subject Rhode Island Historical State and County Boundaries
Description Compilation of all changes in the size, shape, and location of all counties in Rhode Island from the creation of the first one to the end of 2000.  Separate polygon for each version of a county in shapefile format, including attribute table, plus database, supplemental chronologies, bibliography, etc., in textual form.
Publisher The Newberry Library
Contributor.PersonalName Rico-Beck, Laura, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Long, John H., editor
Date 2010
Type Dataset
Format Shapefile
Format.Size 36 polygons, 3.718 MB
Source Laws of Rhode Island and other sources listed in bibliography
Language eng
Coverage.WestBoundingCoordinate -73.727776
Coverage.EastBoundingCoordinate -69.927801
Coverage.NorthBoundingCoordinate 42.486708
Coverage.SouthBoundingCoordinate 40.986597
Coverage.t.early 1630-01-30
Coverage.t.late 2000-12-31
Coverage.PlaceName Rhode Island
Coverage.Spatial.Resolution 1:100,000
Coverage.Spatial.Georeference County
Coverage.Temporal.Interval 1 day
Coverage.AlternativeMetadata See Full FGDC Metadata here
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