Little Compton | Population: 3,492 (2010 census) • Area: 28.9 square miles
Little Compton is a special part of Rhode Island located east of the Sakonnet River. It is renowned for its pastoral beauty, old stone walls and hay fields that border laneways overhung with majestic trees. Traditional New England shingled homes and cottages dot the landscape. Along its southern shore are beautiful beaches, Sakonnet Lighthouse, Haffenreffer Wildlife Refuge and breathtaking views of Buzzard's Bay and the islands. Abundant fishing, shell fishing and water sports provide income and pleasure for residents and visitors. The Commons, Little Compton's business hub, is centered around the town green and surrounded by the United Congregational Church, the library, town offices, the school, restaurants, the general store and the post office.