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 - West Kingston, RI
1st John B. Kilton Cachet - Planty 777-61c

The West Kingston Post Office, (South Kingston Township - Washington County) was established on April 14, 1875 under Postmaster Jesse B. Watson. The Post Office is currently in operation under Officer in Charge William Gino DeConti appointed on June 15, 2007. There is no current Postmaster.
NOTE: I noticed that in 2004, the Cottrell Homestead in West Kingston was named Rhode Island's outstanding dairy farm of the year. Our home on Pierce Road in Saunderstown was once the farmhouse/home for the Cottrell Hill Farm. I don't know if there is a relationship here or not but, I'll do some research and try and find out if there is a connection.
The historic Kingston Station (1 Railroad Avenue) is located in West Kingston. It was built in 1875 by the New York, Providence and Boston Railroad also known as the Stonington Line. The station is currently open and serves as an Amtrak Terminal and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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