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)

Pascoag, Rhode Island 02859

The Post Office at Pascoag, (Burrillville Township, Providence County) was established on October 5, 1847. The first Postmaster was David H. Lord. The Post Office is currently in operation under Postmaster Susan L. Borges appointed on September 7, 2002.

Pascoag is located off of Route 100 just north of the Pascoag Reservoir. Pascoag 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, Oakland, 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 1800s.  

Originally Pascoag centered around a sawmill constructed in the early 1700s. A textile mill was constructed during the 1800s which continued in operation until shortly after World War II ended.

Satellite View of Pascoag Post Office
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