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)

Oakland, Rhode Island 02858 (DPO) 1899-1986

The Oakland Post Office, (Burrillville Township, Providence County) was established on August 28, 1899. The first Postmaster was Clinton O. Remington. The Post Office was formerly known as the Mapleville Post Office which was established on April 26, 1850 with Daniel Whipple as Postmaster. The Post Office was distablished on August 29, 1986. The last Postmaster was Raymond R. Cahill appointed on June 26, 1967.

Oakland is located just off of highway 102 about a mile east of Pascoag. Oakland is located in the township of Burrillville which was incorporated in 1806. It is one of several Villages located within the township which also includes the townships of Harrisville, Pascoag, Mapleville, Glendale, Mohegan, Wallum Lake, and Bridgeton. These villages were originally established to support the early textile mills that began to appear throughout Rhode Island during the early 1800's.  

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