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
1st Kilton Cachet - Esek Hopkins
First Commander in Chief of the U.S. Navy
Unofficial City Cancel - Greenville, RI
There are 115 different RI
Unofficial City Cancels in all.
The Post Office at
Providence County) was
established on March 12, 1823.
The first Postmaster
was Richard Smith. The
current Postmaster is Michael C. Anderson
appointed on April 16, 2005. The Post Office is located at
1 Austin Avenue.
was born on May 15, 1796
in Smithfield Township.
on August 28, 1864.
Richard was descended
from John Smith
one of the original
proprietors with Roger
Williams of the Providence Plantations and
was born in Rochdale, Lancastershire, England in
He was a miller
by trade and was one of the
of Roger Williams.
he was granted land to build a
which he set up on the
Moshassuck River, (which joins the Providence
River at Memorial Blvd and Kennedy Plaza).
I also noted that
Richard's Great Grandparents;
and Mary Smith
were 3rd Cousins.
Check List of Rhode Island Post
Offices 1790-1994 - Del Beaudreau
Rhode Island Postal History: The Post Offices - Merolla, Jackson