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 - Oakland, RI
John Kilton Cachet - Planty #777-61a

The Oakland Post Office, (Burrillville Township, Providence County) was established on August 28, 1899 under Postmaster Clinton O. Remington. The Post Office was formerly known as the Mapleville Post Office which was established on April 26, 1850 under Postmaster Daniel Whipple. The Oakland Post Office was distablished on August 29, 1986. The last Postmaster was Raymond R. Cahill appointed on June 26, 1967.

Oakland is located just off of highway 102 about a mile east of Pascoag. Oakland is located in the township of Burrillville which was incorporated in 1806. It is one of several Villages located within the township which also includes the townships of Harrisville, Pascoag, Mapleville, Glendale, Mohegan, Wallum Lake, and Bridgeton. These villages were originally established to support the early textile mills that began to appear throughout Rhode Island during the early 1800's.

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