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)

Harrisville, Rhode Island 02830

The Post Office at Harrisville, (Burrillville Township, Providence County), Rhode Island was established on December 20, 1889. The first Postmaster was De Witt C. Remington, Jr. This post office is currently in operation under Postmaster Eric R. Gauvin appointed on June 12, 2004.

The Rhode Island Directory of 1890-1893 lists De Witt Remington as Postmaster for Harrisville and also lists him as being in the grocery business in partnership with James Sykes under the name of Remington and Sykes. The listing states that the store was located on Main Street - the 2nd right, north of the Universalist Church.

Pliant Corporation, a leading producer of film and flexible packaging products recently closed it's outdated Flexible Food Packaging Plant in Harrisville on October 5, 2004

The Theatre Company of Rhode Island operates the Assembly Theatre on Route 107 in Harrisville. They are in their 21st season at this location and beginning on December 5, 2004, they will be performing the musical "Annie Warbucks," the sequel to "Annie."


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