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 - Esmond, RI
Unknown Cachet Maker - Planty 777-17

The Esmond Post Office (Smithfield Township, Providence County)  was established on October 15, 1908 under Postmaster Horace G. Thornton. The Post Office was originally established on January 17, 1881 as the Enfield Post Office under Postmaster Ira B. Sweet. The name was changed to Esmond on October 15, 1908. The Post Office was disestablished on August 31, 1955 and became a branch of the Providence Post Office on September 1, 1955.

Esmond was originally known as Allenville and then as Enfield. Allenville was established as a mill village. The Allenville Mill in Esmond was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

Source: Rhode Island Postal History: The Post Offices - Merolla, Jackson & Crowther

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