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 - Kingston, Rhode
John B. Kilton Cachet - Planty #777-61j
Kingston Post Office,
(South Kingstown Township,
Washington County) was
established on January 3, 1826 under
Postmaster Thomas S.
Taylor. The post office was
on December 31, 1941
and became a station of the Wakefield Post Office.
Previous to 1826,
this post office was known as the
Little Rest Post Office,
which was established
on October 1, 1807
under Postmaster James Holmes.
cancellations are known
only in manuscript.
Kingston is home to the
University of Rhode Island.
Taylor was born in Westerly on
September 26, 1784
to Dennis and Keziah Greene Taylor. He was
to Elizabeth Potter
and they had three sons;
Check List of Rhode Island Post
Offices 1790-1994 - Del Beaudreau
Rhode Island Postal History: The Post Offices - Merolla, Jackson