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
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.
Oakland Post Office