Rhode Island Postal
Cards - Fist Day of Issue
Settling of Rhode Island by Roger Williams
Designed by David Blossom - Scott #UX112
Issued on June 26, 1986 in Providence, RI
Rhode Island Town Cancels (by
The first Post Office at
(Foster Township, Providence County),
was established on September 7, 1815
Foster as Postmaster. The
post office was disestablished
on November 30, 1933
and mail was then handled by the North Scituate Post Office. The
Post Office was established
on March 6, 1848
with Robert Beattie
The name was changed to Foster Center
on October 14, 1893.
The post office was disestablished
on December 14, 1905.
The Foster Center Post Office was
September 25, 1906.
once again on July 1, 1961, when it became the
2nd Foster Post Office with
Edward C. Borders as
The post office is currently in operation under Postmaster Kathleen M.
Guglielmo appointed on May 24, 1997.
The only record I could locate for
was the Census of 1930
in which he is listed at age 16
living with his
which was formerly part of Scituate,
Rhode Island was set off and incorporated
on August 24, 1781.
There are homes
and farms in the area that date
back to between 1760
As of the Census of 2000,
the town's population
stood at 4,274.
Foster Post Office