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 - Adamsville, RI 
1st John B. Kilton Cachet - Planty 777-61f

The Adamsville Post Office, (Little Compton Township, Newport County) was established on March 8, 1847 under Postmaster William A. Brown. The Post Office is currently in operation. This Post Office was formerly known as Little Compton (1st) established on October 1, 1804. Cancels dating from the time when the Post Office was known as Little Compton are known only in Manuscript, (1804-1847).

When visiting Adamsville; one of the attractions on your "Must See" list should be Gray's General Store located on Main Street. Gray's advertises itself as the oldest general store in the country and is famous for its freshly ground quality cornmeal made from locally grown "Whitecap Indian Corn." While there you should get their recipe for "Johnnycake," an old Rhode Island specialty.

Adamsville borders on the state of Massachusetts and it is only a few steps from Main Street to the border.

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