A rural-farming community, Little Compton RI real estate consists of lovely summer homes and rare properties such as vineyard estates, waterfront acreages, historical buildings, new construction, and unique custom built homes. Little Compton is located in southeastern Rhode Island in Newport County.
Little Compton residents place a high priority on preserving open space, agricultural land, and their sandy beaches. South Shore Beach and Goosewing Beach are beautiful, diverse beaches, open to the public. The Rhode Island Red, Rhode Island’s state bird, was developed in Little Compton. Supporting the fishing industry, the fishing fleet departs daily from the Sakonnet Wharf.
With the atmosphere of colonial New England, many people find Little Compton to be an ideal vacation spot.
"high Tide" A Classic Summer Retreat W/ Ocean Views Set On Over 2 Ac. In Exclusive Warren's Point. The Open Concept Home Has 4 Bed & 2 Baths, Living Room W/cathedral Ceilings, & Wraparound Deck. Seller Applying For 5-6 Bedroom Septic Approval.
Sited On 5.75+ Acres With Stunning Views Of The Atlantic Ocean And Newport, This Beautiful Contemporary Is Centrally Located In The Coastal/agricultural Town Of Little Compton. This Very Private Sea-side Home, Just Steps From The Ocean, Is Designe...
Located On 30 Pristine Acres In The Beautiful Oceanfront Town Of Little Compton With Its Endless Seascapes, White Sand Beaches, Acres Of Protected Farmland And A History Steeped In Agricultural Traditions And Peaceful Summer Days, This Historic C....
Sited On Just Under Two Acres With Stunning Views Of The Sakonnet And Pastoral Farmland, This Beautiful 4000 Square Foot Home Is Located In The Coastal/agricultural Town Of Little Compton. This Seaside Home Is Designed To Take In All Of Its Natura...
This One Of A Kind 4 Bedroom - 2.5 Bath Home Was Designed In 1940, By Thomas Marvell, Who Studied Under Gropius At The Harvard School Of Architecture. Offering Expansive Views Of Long Pond, Stone Walls & The Ocean. Buyer(s) To Pay Lcat.
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Check out homes for sale in Little Compton and you'll find most stores and restaurants in Little Compton are located in the town common. The Commons Lunch, is famous for its johnny cakes. Other restaurants include Crowther's on Pottersville Road, the Art Café, and the Stone House which is a resort with two gourmet kitchens offering different cuisines. As well, during the summer, increasingly popular farm stands sell a variety of food, fruits, and vegetables.
There are numerous buildings and houses in Little Compton that date from the 18th and 19th centuries. A number of these buildings, centered around the town commons, include: the Quaker meeting house on West Main Road, Town Hall, Number 8 Schoolhouse, Wilbur's Store, and the United Congregational Church. There are even a few 17th century structures such as the Wilbur house and the Peabody house, still standing.
Additional historic homes include the Asa Gray house, Oldacre, the Slicer house, the Brownell houses, the William Whalley Homestead, and the Brownell Library on the commons.
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Check out Little Compton homes and learn that the town common is the only town common in Rhode Island. Since 1677, when land was designated for the town common, it has been used as a center for religious and social activities.
Little Compton was incorporated in 1682 as a part of Plymouth Colony after it was first settled by a group including Captain Benjamin Church. Little Compton was transferred to Rhode Island, under Royal Decree, in 1746.
The original inhabitants of Little Compton were the "Sagonate" or "Sakonnet" Indians. They fought alongside the settlers against King Philip, Sachem of the Wampanoags. King Philip waged war against the white settlers. The southern end of the town bordering the Atlantic is still known as "Sakonnet” and it was here that Captain Church cleared the area for settlement.
For a time, the Little Compton settlement enjoyed peace and prosperity until the Revolution when the British occupied Newport. Although small groups from the British garrison invaded Little Compton numerous times, the settlers fought back. At the Taggart House, it is said that the British raiders were "bushwacked” by the settlers.