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
Manville, Rhode Island 02838
The Post Office at
Township, Providence County) Rhode Island
was established on July 16, 1850.
was Alex W. Fenner.
The Post Office is currently in operation under Postmaster Joseph E.
Sweet appointed on October 2, 2004.
Alexander W. Fenner
is listed on the Census of 1850
as living in
Cumberland, Rhode Island. The Census lists
and a wife; Sarah C. - age 27.
One of the historic attractions of the
town is the Manville Music Hall built in
1895 by Ephrem
B. Mandeville. Ephrem formed a group called The
Manville Brass Band
and built the Music Hall to house his band. After the group broke up; the
was used as a Social Center
and at one time even housed the local jail.
are home to the Rhode Island Prowlers.
The Prowlers are one of 9 teams
in the Eastern Football League
and the only team
that calls Rhode Island
home. The other
The League was formed in 1961
and is currently the oldest
Football League in America.
Manville Post Office