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)

North Kingstown, Rhode Island 02852

The North Kingstown (Washington County) Post Office was established on November 16, 1957 under Acting Postmaster Harold D. Cutting. The first Postmaster was Walter I. Burroughs appointed on September 7, 1961. The former post offices of Hamilton and Wickford were consolidated to form the new North Kingston Post Office. The Wickford Post Office was established on March 5, 1799 under Postmaster Daniel E. Updike. This post office is currently in operation under Postmaster Philip J. Picott appointed on June 11, 2005.

The county seat for North Kingstown Township is Wickford, RI. The township is composed of several separate villages, which include Wickford, Hamilton, LaFayette, and Saunderstown. North Kingstown was first settled in 1641 by Roger Williams at Cocumscussoc which is now a state historical site and park. North Kingstown was formerly the site of two large Naval bases; Quonset Point Naval Air Station and the Davisville Seabee base.

Points of inters include the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace, (Renowned colonial portrait painter). (1755)
Smith's Castle, (Site of the first trading settlement established in 1637 by Roger Williams and Richard Smith). (constructed 1678)
Wickford Village, with many well kept colonial era homes, shops and gardens.
Casey Farm in Saunderstown, RI, ( Restored and worked - Colonial era farm)

North Kingstown Post Office

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