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)

Warren, Rhode Island 02885

The Warren Post Office, (Warren Township, Bristol County) was established in July of 1792, (The first official records date to July 31, 1792.) under Postmaster Nathaniel Phillips. This Post Office is currently in operation under Postmaster Lauri T. Papsadore appointed on February 18, 2006.

The area where Warren now stands was once home to Massasoit, Chief of the Wampanoag Tribe. A trading post was established there around 1632 by the Plymouth Colony and in 1636 Roger Williams took refuge there with Massasoit when he was banished from Salem.

During King Philip's War (1675-1676) the town was completely destroyed, however after hostilities ended the town was quickly rebuilt. By the mid 1700s the town was well established as a major whaling port and shipbuilding center. During the Revolutionary War; Warren was raided and sacked in 1878 by the British. Warren's first Cotton Mill was established in 1847 by the Warren Manufacturing Company.

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