Rhode Island DPOs (Dead Post Offices)
Drownville Town Cancel 1902
Sent to Mrs. Fredric Talbot at 67 Congdon Street, Providence
The Drownville Post Office was discontinued in 1909.
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Reverse of Cover with Providence
Received Cancel - January 22, 1902
The Post Office at Drownville,
(Barrington Township, Bristol County)
Rhode Island was established on February 19, 1875 with Liberty B.
Greene as Postmaster. The Post Office was disestablished on June 6, 1906 and
the name changed to West Barrington. The Post Office continued to operate as
the West Barrington Post Office until September 15, 1972 when it was closed for
the final time. Drownville postmarks are quite
rare and are assigned a rarity factor of 7 in "Rhode Island Postal History - the post
Rhode Island Postal History - the
post offices by Merolla,
Crowther and Jackson
assigns rarity factors of 1 to 10
for the various town postmarks of Rhode Island with 1
being the most common and a rarity
factor of 10 indicating that there
are no known covers from that town.