Rhode Island Tercentenary Issue First Day Cover
300th Anniversary of the Settlement of Rhode Island
Issued on May 4, 1936 in Providence, RI - Scott #777

Narragansett Collectors Club - Planty #51 - Unofficial Town - Charlestown, RI
Reverse of Cover shows the Narragansett Collectors Club Seal

The first Charlestown Post Office, (Charlestown Township, Washington County) was established on December 26, 1801 under Postmaster Joseph Stanton. This post office was closed sometime in 1821 and was reestablished on June 11, 1825 under Postmaster Welcome A. Hoxey. The post office is currently in operation under Officer-in-Charge Thomas Gilligan appointed on October 25, 2006.

Source: Rhode Island Postal History: The Post Offices - Merolla, Jackson & Crowther

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