Rhode Island Postal Cards - Fist Day of Issue

Settling of Rhode Island by Roger Williams in 1636
Designed by David Blossom - Scott #UX112
Issued on June 26, 1986 in Providence, RI
Rhode Island Town Cancels (by RIPS)

Adamsville, Rhode Island 02801

The Adamsville Post Office, (Little Compton Township, Newport County) was established on March 8, 1847 under Postmaster William A. Brown. This Post Office was formerly known as Little Compton (1st) established on October 1, 1804 under Postmaster Samuel Church. Cancels dating from the time when the Post Office was known as Little Compton are only known in Manuscript, (1804-1847). The Adamsville Post Office is currently in operation under Postmaster Ronald G. Ruiz appointed on May 1, 1993.

When visiting Adamsville; one of the attractions on your "Must See" list should be Gray's General Store located on Main Street. Gray's advertises itself as the oldest general store in the country and is famous for its freshly ground quality cornmeal made from locally grown "Whitecap Indian Corn." While there you should get their recipe for "Johnnycake," an old Rhode Island specialty. (Adamsville borders the state of Massachusetts and it is only a few steps from Main Street to the border.

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