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 - Slatersville, RI
1st John B. Kilton Cachet - Planty 777-61j

The Slatersville Post Office, (North Smithfield Township, Providence County) was first established on January 24, 1820 as "Slater's Village" under Postmaster David Fanning. There are no known covers with a Slater's Village postmark. On April 9, 1834, the name was changed to Slatersville under Postmaster Thomas Andrews. The Slatersville Post Office is currently in operation under Postmaster Christine A. Charest.

The village of Slatersville was originally founded  in 1803 by Samuel Slater and his brother John to support the Slatersville Mill (the largest in the country at the time). The village is located on the Branch River in the Blackstone River Valley. The family owned the village until 1900 when it was sold to T. R. Hoope who in turn sold it to Henry P. Kendall in 1915.  Slatersville Congregational Church is home to the oldest continuously operated Sunday School in the country.

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