The Wickford Post
Kingstown Township, Washington County)
was established on March 5, 1799
under Postmaster Daniel E. Updike. The Post Office
was disestablished on November 15, 1957
and consolidated along with the Hamilton Post Office on
November 16, 1957 as the North Kingstown Post
The North Kingstown
Post Office, (Washington
County) was established on
November 16, 1957 under Acting Postmaster Harold D.
Cutting. The first Postmaster was Walter I.
Burroughs appointed on September 7, 1961.
The former post offices of Hamilton and Wickford were
consolidated to form the new North Kingston Post Office. The
post office is currently in operation under Postmaster
Philip J. Picott appointed on June 11, 2005.
The county seat for North
Kingstown Township is Wickford, RI. The township is composed of
several separate villages, which include Wickford, Hamilton,
LaFayette, and Saunderstown. North Kingstown was first settled
in 1641 by Roger Williams at Cocumscussoc which is
now a state historical site and park. North Kingstown was
formerly the site of two large Naval bases; Quonset Point Naval
Air Station and the Davisville Seabee base.
Points of inters include
the Gilbert Stuart
colonial portrait painter). (1755)
Smith's Castle, (Site of the first trading
settlement established in 1637 by Roger Williams and Richard
Smith). (constructed 1678)
with many well kept colonial era homes, shops and gardens.
Casey Farm in Saunderstown, RI, ( Restored and
worked - Colonial era farm)