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

Rhode Island Tercentenary Commission - Planty #777-18c - In Black
With Unofficial Town Cancel - East Greenwich, RI

The Post Office at East Greenwich, (East Greenwich Township, Kent County), Rhode Island was established prior to 1792. The first official records date from July 31, 1792. Gideon Mumford was the first Postmaster and this Post Office is currently in operation under Postmaster John P. Rachlow appointed on March 1, 1997.

NOTE: There is a G. Mumford listed in Ben Franklin's ledger as handling the financial accounts for a post office located in Greenwich, Rhode Island from 1776 to 1778, however no other references could be found of any post office located in Greenwich, so it is unclear if this post office has any relation to the East Greenwich Post Office.

East Greenwich is the home to the Varnum Continentals, A Revolutionary War Reenactment Group.

SEE:             1919 Varnum Continentals Postcard with Background History 
SEE ALSO:  East Greenwich Post Office Postcard - Circa 1940s 
AND:          1950s Postcard Earnshaw's Drugstore - East Greenwich 

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

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