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 - Hamilton, Rhode
Rhode Island Tercentenary Commission - Planty #777-18a
The Hamilton Post
Kingstown Township, Washington County)
was established on February 26, 1877
Benjamin C. Sweet.
This post office was
November 15, 1957
along with the Wickford
post offices as the North
Kingstown Post Office,
which is currently in operation.
Hamilton is located just
south of Wickford and there was an old mill pond there where I
caught many a bluegill and even an occasional bass. The mill has
been converted into Condominiums and the North Kingstown High
School is just up the old post road,
in North Kingstown in 1840
and was married to Emily A.
Sweet. His occupation is
listed on the 1880
census as grocer
and also listed is a son
named Arthur B. Sweet.
There was an old grocery store in Hamilton fronting on the Post
Road that was still going strong in the late 1950s. I can't
remember what name it operated under.
Check List of Rhode Island Post
Offices 1790-1994 - Del Beaudreau
Rhode Island Postal History: The Post Offices - Merolla, Jackson