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 #777-23a
The Wakefield Post
Kingstown Township, Washington County)
was established on May 25, 1825 under
Postmaster William A Robinson. This Post Office is
currently in operation under Postmaster William P.
Harrington Jr. appointed on June 1, 1991.
was instrumental in founding the towns of Peacedale
and Wakefield. Wakefield was originally named Mumford's Mill after the snuff mill located there.
Around 1820 Roland renamed the village
Wakefield after the family and town in England. The
Hazard family played a large part in the early textile industry
in Southern Rhode Island.