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 - Carolina, Rhode
John B. Kilton Cachet - Planty #777-61k
Carolina Post Office,
Washington County) was
originally established as
Carolina Mills on
May 27, 1850.
The first Postmaster was
Bradford Kenyon. The name
was changed to Carolina
on December 30, 1879
under Postmaster Joseph H.
Babcock . The post office
on November 16, 1895 and reestablished
on December 6, 1895 in a new facility. This
post office is currently in operation.
in Richmond, Rhode Island in
Joseph H. Babcock
was born in Richmond in 1833
and his occupation was listed on the 1870 census as a merchant.
Island Postal History: The Post Offices - Merolla, Jackson &