For those looking for a cozy, coastal, New England town, Little Compton may fill the need.
The nearly 29 square miles of Little Compton are populated by nearly 3,600 residents.
Historical sites referencing Little Compton's roots can still be found in the town. For example, the Wilbur house, built in 1692 by Samuel Wilbur, still stands today. It is now the home of the Little Compton Historical Society. In fact, the entire town commons is on the National Registry of Historical Places.
As was true of most early New England towns, Little Compton was an agricultural community. The Rhode Island Red is a breed of chicken that originated in Adamsville, a small village of Little Compton. The town now has the only monument in the nation that is dedicated to a chicken.
Little Compton has only one school, the Wilbur and McMahon School. About 350 students in grades K-8 attend the school. Older children attend the nearby Portsmouth High School.
Little Compton is a coastal town that bears the typical New England coastline markings of large rocks and boulders.
Sakonnet Vineyards offers a relaxing setting to spend your afternoon offering tours and tastings. There is also cuisine to please everyone in Little Compton.