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 02875
The Post Office at
Shannock, (Richmond Township, Washington County) was established
on October 6, 1884 under Postmaster Charles E.
Sullivan. The Post Office is currently in operation
under Postmaster Terry L. Place appointed on
February 24, 2001.
Post Office was originally established as Shamrock Mills,
under Postmaster Charles Clark on June 26,
1839. It name was changed to Shannock Mills
on January 22, 1861 and it became Shamock for 11
days on October 6, 1884. It's name was officially changed to
Shannock on October 17, 1861. This appears to be due to clerical
error on the part of Postal authorities in Washington, D.C.
Shannock Post Office