The Post Offices of Rhode Island
1912 Letter from (DPO) Ashland, RI
to Miss Lena Wilbur in South Scituate, RI
(Rarity Factor of 6 - Rare)

The Ashland Post Office, (Scituate Township, Providence County) was established on April 25, 1898 under Postmaster Charles A. Capwell. The post office was disestablished on August 18, 1917 and mail is currently handled by the North Scituate Post Office.

In 1915, the Rhode Island General Assembly voted to take 14,800 acres of land in Scituate to create a reservoir to supply fresh water to the Providence area. The villages of Kent, Richmond, Rockland, South Scituate, Ashland, Saundersville, Ponaganset, and parts of North Scituate and Clayville disappeared forever.

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