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
Unofficial Town Cancel -
Unknown Cachet Maker - Planty #777-23b
The Post Office at
(Coventry Township, Kent
was established on
November 22, 1859.
The first Postmaster
was Whipple V. Phillips.
The Post Office was
November 3, 1984.
The Greene Community Post
on May 13, 1986 and is currently in operation.
NOTE: A Community Post Office is a
contract postal unit that provides services to a small community
in which other types of post office facilities have been
discontinued. As the above postal service is handled under
private contract; information on the Postmaster/person in charge
was not available.
the home of the Northeast
Organic Farmers Association,
an organization of farmers, consumers and environmentalists that
promotes organic farming
practices and aids the
Rhode island Agriculture Department in establishing
Whipple V. Phillips
was born in 1833
and in the Census of 1870
is listed as dealing in
lumber and coal.
Check List of Rhode Island Post
Offices 1790-1994 - Del Beaudreau
Rhode Island Postal History: The Post Offices - Merolla, Jackson