The small village of Little Compton, Rhode Island, is a pretty, quintessential New England town with a history that goes back to the 17th century when it was settled by those from the Plymouth Colony. Located at the southeastern tip of Rhode Island, with a population today of only about 3,500 residents, Little Compton is a rural farming town and popular with retirees, as the average age here is 50 years.
Little Compton is home to many buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and boasts a popular town Commons area, and Gray's Store, which was built in 1788, and is considered one of the oldest continuously operating stores in the country, complete with an original soda fountain. A claim to fame is the Rhode Island Red which was developed here, and is Rhode Island's state bird. Picture of Friends Meeting House and Cemetery, built in 1815, courtesy of Wikipedia and Swampyank; Photo of Town Hall courtesy of Wikipedia and Kenneth C. Zirkel, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/