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 - North Scituate, RI
1st Rhode Island Tercentenary Commission Cachet - Planty 777-18

The North Scituate Post Office, (Scituate Township - Providence County) was established on December 25, 1819 under Postmaster Abner Peckham. The Post office is currently in operation under Postmaster Jose R. Machado appointed on June 12, 2004.

North Scituate is located on the northern shore of the Scituate Reservoir, which was constructed from 1920 to 1926 and supplies fresh water to much of the state. Many of Scituate's 19th century textile mills now lie beneath its waters. The town seat was originally in South Scituate, however that town was flooded when the reservoir was built and the town seat was moved to North Scituate

The town was first settled by emigrants from Scituate, Massachusetts in 1710, who named the town in honor of their former home. Scituate was incorporated in 1731. The town originally included the villages of Ashland, Clayville, Elmdale, Fiskeville, Glenn Rock, Harrisdale, Jackson, Kent, North Scituate, Ponaganset, Potterville, Richmond, Rockland, Saundersville, and South Scituate. With the flooding of Scituate Reservoir, the villages of Kent, Richmond, Rockland, South Scituate, Ashland, Saundersville, and Ponaganset disappeared forever beneath the lake's waters.

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