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 - Saunderstown, RI
1st John B. Kilton Cachet - Planty 777-61a

The Saunderstown Post Office, (North Kingstown Township, Washington County) was established on June 23, 1892 under Postmaster Stillman Saunders. This Post Office is currently in operation under Postmaster Kevin C. Floody appointed on February 5, 2005.

The Post Office I remember from the fifties when I was living in Saunderstown was in a combination home (upstairs) and Post Office. I believe that at one time; it was a general merchandise store. This building, now houses a store and the Post Office has moved to a brand new structure across the street (A1A - Boston Neck Road).

Saunderstown was my home town; we lived on Pierce Road about 3/4 of a mile North of the town center. Saunderstown has a good many historical sites including the Casey Farm, the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace, two old Ferry sites and several historical homes.

Postcard - The Old Casey Farm at Saunderstown, RI - 1909
Postcard - The Old Snuff Mill - Gilbert Stuart Birthplace - 1906
Postcard - The Old Robinson House - Saunderstown, RI - 1910
Postcard - The Old Saunders House & Saunderstown Beach - 1919
Postcard - Overview of South Ferry Road and University of RI School of Oceanography 1960s
Postcard - Pettaquamscutt (Narrow) River in 1910
Postal Card - 1986 Settling of Rhode Island (Roger Williams) Saunderstown Cancel

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