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

The Nasonville Post Office (Burrillville Township - Providence County) was established on February 8, 1849 under Postmaster Seth Wheelock.  The first Nasonville Post Office was disestablished on April 18, 1855. On October 25, 1886 the Mohegan Post Office moved to this location and changed its name to Nasonville. The Second Nasonville Post Office closed on February 29, 1944 and mail is currently handled by the Woonsocket Post Office.

Nasonville is located in the heart of the Blackstone River Valley on the Branch River and was founded as a mill village. The Blackstone River area contained the vast majority of Rhode Island's textile mills during the Industrial Revolution. It was in this area that Samuel Slater, constructed the largest textile mill in the country on the Branch River in what became the mill village of Slatersville in Smithfield Township.

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