Located in Bristol County, Barrington is located 7 miles southeast of Providence. Covering an area of 15.4 square miles, the town has a population of 16,310 according to the 2010 Census. The town is governed by a five member Town Council with a Town Manager. Although Barrington’s history dates back to the 1620s with the pilgrims, it was incorporated as part of Swansea in Massachusetts Colony in 1667, and later separated from Swansea and was incorporated under the Rhode Island Colony as part of Warren in 1717. The signs entering town today indicate it was founded in 1770, which marks its re-founding after splitting off from Warren and being incorporated as the town of Barrington. Barrington’s school system consists of 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 1 high school. Barrington Middle School, Nayatt School, and Barrington High School were all listed as National Blue Ribbon Schools in 2014, 2015, and 2016, respectively. Additionally, Barrington High School was ranked #2 among Best High Schools in Rhode Island and #400 in the United States according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 rankings. Private schools in Barrington include Barrington Christian Academy, St. Luke's School, and St. Andrew's School. Several parks, playgrounds, trails, bike paths, and farms exist in Barrington including Haines Memorial Park, Veterans Memorial Park and Walker Farm. Bordered by the towns of East Providence, Swansea, and Warren, Route 114 is the major route that travels through town.