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By W. A. M.
The Death of King Philip
Rhode Island (Bristol County), Bristol — In the Miery SwampKing Philip Fell
In the 'Miery Swamp,' 100 feet W.S.W. from this spring, according to tradition, King Philip fell, August 12, 1676, O.S. This stone placed by the R.I. Historical Society. December, 1877. — Map (db m86296) HM
Rhode Island (Bristol County), Warren — Vietnam Memorial
In memory of those from Warren killed in action in Vietnam. PFC Lester M DeRiso • Capt Edward C. Krawczyk • Sgt Ronald J. Wilkinson • Cpl Richard C. Brule. Service-Sacrifice-Honor — Map (db m66343) WM
Rhode Island (Bristol County), Warren — Washington St.
Washington St. so called since 1835. In colonial days, known as Ferry Lane; later, as King St. On the corner opposite stood Burr’s Tavern, which in Revolutionary times played host to Washington; Jefferson, De Lafayette, De Castellux, Putnam and . . . — Map (db m66344) HM
Rhode Island (Kent County), Coventry — Liberty Tree Memorial
This American Liberty Elm was named after “The Liberty Tree: Our Country’s First Symbol of Freedom.” On the morning of August 14, 1765 Boston awakened to discover two effigies of British official hanging from the branches of a towering . . . — Map (db m83422) HM
Rhode Island (Kent County), Coventry — Nathanael Greene
Of the generals of the American Revolution, second only to Washington. Built this house in 1770 and lived in it as a private. He joined the army at Cambridge in 1775. — Map (db m83586) HM
Rhode Island (Kent County), Coventry — Nathanael Greene Memorial
Coventry High School and the National Student Council honor Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene Rhode Island           Delaware New Hampshire           Maryland Massachusetts           Virginia New York           North Carolina Connecticut           . . . — Map (db m83411) HM
Rhode Island (Kent County), Coventry — The General Nathanael Greene Homestead
Homestead OverviewIn 1770, this house was built by 27 year-old Quaker and iron-master, Nathanael Greene. The building is a well-preserved 18th Century structure of simple, yet refined design. The iron forge, which was located on the Pawtuxet . . . — Map (db m83326) HM
Rhode Island (Kent County), Coventry — The Nathanael Greene Homestead Cemetery
Cemetery HistoryThe first Greene family interment occurred in 1786 with the death of Miss Margaret Greene, daughter of Jacob (General Greene’s brother) and Margaret Greene. There are seventeen identified interments in the cemetery and four . . . — Map (db m83400) HM
Rhode Island (Kent County), Coventry — Waterman Tavern — National Register of Historic Places - 1974
Used as Headquarters for the French Troops on their march to and from Yorktown 1781-1782 Maj Nathanael Greene General Lafayette General Rochambeau RI Commemorative Committee for Maj Gen Nathanael Greene Coventry Bi-Centennial . . . — Map (db m51663) HM
Rhode Island (Kent County), East Greenwich — General James Mitchell Varnum Home
General James Mitchell Varnum Brigadier General of the Continental Army was instrumental in creating the Rhode Island Black Regiment which provided the first genuine route to freedom for Afro-American people in Rhode Island — Map (db m58174) HM
Rhode Island (Kent County), East Greenwich — June 12, 1775
On June 12, 1775 The General Assembly for the state of Rhode Island met on this site and enacted a resolution to charter and arm two sloops for the protection of trade and appointed Abraham Whipple to be commander with the rank and power of . . . — Map (db m58263) HM
Rhode Island (Kent County), East Greenwich — Kentish Guards Drill Field
1774-1974 Kentish Guards Drill Field To those Kentish Guardsmen who in 1774 utilized this field to prepare themselves for the conflict that assured our independence. This tablet was dedicated on the 200th Anniversary of the Kentish Guards October . . . — Map (db m58261) HM
Rhode Island (Kent County), East Greenwich — The Marlborough Street Chapel
Built in 1872 by William Northup on the former site of Scalloptown. This chapel was the first fully integrated congregation in East Greenwich. — Map (db m58389) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Adamsville — Rhode Island Red
To commemorate the birthplace of the Rhode Island Red breed of fowl which originated near this location. Red fowls were breed extensively by farmers of this district and later named Rhode Island Reds and brought into National prominence by the . . . — Map (db m56093) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Conanicut Battery
Conanicut Battery A Revolutionary Fort Built by Americans in 1776 Grounds cleared and tablet placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution of Rhode Island — Map (db m56383) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Fog Signal Building
In 1829, Congress appropriated $1,250 for a 600-pound fog bell for Beavertail. Prior to that time the keeper fired a cannon on foggy nights. That same year a fog bell house was built adjacent to the tower. Beavertail has probably seen more . . . — Map (db m88667) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Fort Wetherill
Situated atop 50-70 foot high cliffs with clear views of the horizon and Block Island to the south. Fort Wetherill held an important strategic position within an extended harbor defense system of Narragansett Bay during World Wars I and . . . — Map (db m56680) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Foundation of the Original Beavertail Lighthouse
Foundation of the Original Beavertail Lighthouse Erected 1749 Third Lighthouse To Be Established On The Atlantic Coast — Map (db m88630) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Harbor Mine (Torpedo) Complex
The Harbor Mine or Torpedo Complex was constructed during the period of 1908 to 1911 as part of a comprehensive harbor defense system for Narragansett Bay. The two-story concrete structure served as a Mine Storage Warehouse in which the parts . . . — Map (db m56683) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — History of the Beavertail Light Station
1678 Town of Jamestown is incorporated. There are about 150 residents. 1705 Jamestown Town Council orders that a Watch House be built at "Beaver Tail." 1712 Jamestown Town Council . . . — Map (db m88673) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — History of the Dumplings
Historically, the rocky cliffs behind and above the buildings of the Harbor Mine Complex were of military significance to Rhode Island's earliest colonists, who built earthen fortifications on its headland and installed cannon to protect nearby . . . — Map (db m56686) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Memorial to the Veterans of Jamestown
Memorial To The Veterans of Jamestown, Rhode Island Who Served In The Spanish - American War World War One World War Two The Korean War The Vietnamese War — Map (db m88699) WM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Oil Storage Building
Beavertail Light was lit with whale oil for many decades. Whale oil was smoky, hard to light at cold temperatures, and the quality varied greatly. In addition, early lights were dim and burned twenty to thirty gallons of oil a month.

In the . . . — Map (db m56679) HM

Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Prospect HillFire Control Stations — Modern Coastal Defenses
This area along the crest of Prospect Hill was an integral part of the Narragansett Bay coastal defense system from 1916 to 1945. From here, military observers had an unobstructed view of the approaches to the Bay, as well as East and West passages . . . — Map (db m56678) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — The 1749 Foundation
Below this concrete cap sits the stone foundation Beavertail's 1749 lighthouse.

Initially built to provide safe passage into Newport's colonial harbor, it was designed and built by Peter Harrison, "America's first architect," who later . . . — Map (db m56457) HM

Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — The Assistant Keeper's House
The first assistant keeper at Beavertail Light was hired about 1859. It appears that the early assistant keepers shared part of the keeper's quarters or lived in one of the outbuildings on site. In 1898, the U.S. Lighthouse Board added this . . . — Map (db m88631) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — The Granite Light Tower
The current tower was built in 1856 to replace a deteriorating 1753 structure. The granite tower rises to a height of 40.9 feet and measures 10 feet on each side. It is constructed of 27 rows of granite blocks, weighing a total of 180 tons. . . . — Map (db m88666) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — The Keeper's House
Although most lighthouse keepers were married, at many small lighthouses they lived a solitary life while their families remained on the mainland. Beavertail, being on Conanicut Island, allowed the keepers and their family to live at the site. . . . — Map (db m88672) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — The West Passage to Narragansett Bay
You are looking at the West Passage, one of two entrances to Narragansett Bay, New England's largest estuary. There are over 30 islands in the bay. There is very little commercial shipping in the West Passage since it is much shallower than the . . . — Map (db m88640) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Whale Rock Lighthouse
What resembles a submarine on the surface just over a mile southwest of this point is all that remains of the Whale Rock Lighthouse. Whale Rock is a flat ledge about a half acre in size, yet it claimed at least eight ships and six lives . . . — Map (db m88648) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Little Compton — Col. Benjamin Church
This Tablet erected by the Rhode Island Society of Colonial Wars in recognition of the exceptional services rendered by Col. Benjamin Church His fearless leadership and effective command during King Philip's war 1675-1676 — Map (db m52392) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Middletown — Green End Fort
Built 1777 by the English for the defence of Newport The gift of ---------- W. W. Sherman J. N. Brown H. Brown F. S. Barker S. P. Barker — Map (db m48062) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Middletown — Prescott’s Headquarters
In this house the British General Prescott was taken prisoner on the night of July 9, 1777 by Lieutenant-Colonel Barton of the Rhode Island Line. — Map (db m48060) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — A Giant Among Forts
Imagine this twenty acre fort filled to capacity: 2,400 soldiers here to defend Newport with 468 cannon sited along the most probable attack routes. Though designed to house an imposing force, Fort Adams was normally garrisoned with several . . . — Map (db m48125) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Alexander Jack Jr. Housec.1811 — NRF Founded by Doris Duke 1968
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m66358) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Bay Islands Park
The Bay Islands Park, managed by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, consists of nine sites that extend from Patience Island in the upper bay to Beavertail and Brenton Point overlooking Rhode Island Sound. Each of the nine . . . — Map (db m48451) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Between the Wars
Fort Adams . . . often was dubbed the country club of the army, especially by those officers and enlisted men who were assigned to it after duty in foreign areas. And its peacetime background was dotted with stories of high society and . . . — Map (db m48233) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Boats of the Bay
1.   Ferry Increasing numbers of Rhode Islanders board cruise boats and ferries to get out of the Bay. These ferries are reminiscent of the pleasure steamboats that were so common on Narragansett Bay one hundred years ago. 2.   Fast . . . — Map (db m56460) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Brenton Point Maritime Memorial
In Honor of Ernest Coggeshall, Jr. 9/2/15 – 4/27/95 Capt. Joseph X. “Jay” O’Brien, Jr. 4/21/54 – 12/16/90 Dad, Mom and Family [ Right Side of Monument : ] James Wah Gin Wong 1918 – 1993 Stephen Joseph . . . — Map (db m48922) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Brenton Point State Park
Governor Philip W. Noel Lt. Governor J. Joseph Garrahy Director Dennis J. Murphy, Jr. Sen. Erich A. O’D. Taylor, President Sen. Robert J. McKenna Mayor Humphrey J. Donnelly, III Committee Chairman James Thomson Douglas Agnes R. Curtis . . . — Map (db m48973) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Buffum-Redwood Housec. 1700 enlarged 1740 — NRF Founded by Doris Duke 1968
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m66364) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Building a Fortress
U.S. army officer, Joseph G. Totten superintended the construction of Fort Adams beginning in 1825. He oversaw all details of construction until 1838, when he was appointed as the first Chief Engineer of the newly created Army Corps of Engineers. [ . . . — Map (db m48181) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Buliod-Perry Housec. 1750
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m48689) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Cap't George Buckmaster Housec. 1768 — NRF Founded by Doris Duke 1968
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m66356) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Captain John Warren HouseBuilt 1737
French Navy Artillery Headquarters   1780 - 1781 — Map (db m48098) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Changing Role of the Fort
The late 19th century saw revolutionary changes in both weapons and strategies of defense. Steam powered ships with high velocity naval guns could now bring the walls down and rendered forts obsolete. To remedy the risk, Fort Adams expanded outside . . . — Map (db m48230) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Chateau-sur-Mer & Its Neighbors: A Victorian District Preserved
The buildings surrounding Chateau-sur-Mer capture the spirit of Newport in the High Victorian era. This block preserves one of the greatest concentrations of Victorian architecture and landscape design in Newport from the period 1850 to 1890. The . . . — Map (db m48609) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Defending From Land Assault
Think about how difficult a land attack against Fort Adams would be. First, you would have to capture the Redoubt, located a quarter mile to the south. You would then have to charge up the sloping glacis to the Southern front. Finally, you would . . . — Map (db m48138) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Defending Narragansett Bay
During the 19th century, Newport was the only deep water harbor between New York and Boston which could serve as a base for a large fleet of warships. Fort Adams was located at a crucial point where it could prevent the entry of enemy warships into . . . — Map (db m48129) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Defending Narragansett Bay
During the 19th century, Newport was the only deep water harbor between New York and Boston which could serve as a base for a large fleet of warships. Fort Adams was located at a crucial point where it could prevent the entry of enemy warships into . . . — Map (db m48235) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Eisenhower Park
Named in honor of Dwight D. Eisenhower President of the United States 1953 – 1961 Dedicated   22 July 1960 — Map (db m48969) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Elisha Johnson Housec. 1750
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m66366) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — EqyptAir Flight 990 Memorial
In loving memory of the 217 family members and friends lost on EqyptAir Flight 990 ca 60 miles south of Nantucket Island October 31, 1999 ♦   ♦   ♦ May God’s eternal light shine on them ♦   ♦   ♦ “They are . . . — Map (db m48925) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Erich A. O’D. Taylor
Statesman ~ Legislator Teacher   ~   Patriot 1st Chairman – Fort Adams Foundation May 18, 1972 A dynamic force for the preservation of Fort Adams with a determination as unyielding as this granite block. — Map (db m48444) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Fort Adams
History you can Touch Explore the casemates where the big guns once roared. Discover how 8 soldiers worked together to load and fire each cannon. Step into the quarters where the soldiers and their families lived. Ascend to the scenic . . . — Map (db m48249) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Fort Adams
History you can Touch Explore the casemates where the big guns once roared. Discover how 8 soldiers worked together to load and fire each cannon. Step into the quarters where the soldiers and their families lived. Ascend to the scenic . . . — Map (db m48276) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Fort Adams
History you can Touch Explore the casemates where the big guns once roared. Discover how 8 soldiers worked together to load and fire each cannon. Step into the quarters where the soldiers and their families lived. Ascend to the scenic . . . — Map (db m48284) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Fort Adams Foundation
To honor the members of the Fort Adams Foundation May 4, 1976 Governor Philip W. Noel Lt. Governor J. Joseph Garrahy Director Dennis J. Murphy, Jr. George E. Howarth, 1st Commandant Sen. Erich A. O’D. Taylor, President Sen. Robert J. McKenna Rep. . . . — Map (db m48971) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Gideon Cornell Housec. 1765 — NRF Founded by Doris Duke 1965
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m66355) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Going Great Guns
Picture this space in action as gun crews drilled in live fire exercises – the booming noise of cannon, the thick smoke, the smell of burnt powder, and the shouting of commands. This casemate, a chamber with openings for cannons, could house . . . — Map (db m48333) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Great Friends Meeting House
In 1639, Helen and Nicholas Easton, John Clarke, William Coddington and others left Portsmouth, the settlement founded in 1638 by Anne Hutchinson and others on the northern end of Aquidneck Island. They came south and founded Newport. Newport’s . . . — Map (db m48498) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Hunter House
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States U.S. . . . — Map (db m48093) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — J. Joseph M. Martin
In Memory Of J. Joseph M. Martin 1874 - 1933 Veteran of Spanish - American War Company F. 1st Rhode Island U.S. Volunteer Infantry Member Of 1901 - Common Council - 1907 1907 - Representative Council - 1916 1917 - Board of . . . — Map (db m88700) HM WM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — James Nicholl HouseCirca 1750
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places The James Nicoll House c. 1750 by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m48687) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — John Adams1735 – 1826
Second President of the United States in whose honor this Fort was named. July 4th, 1799 — Map (db m48085) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Jonathan Gibbs Housec. 1771 — NRF Founded by Doris Duke 1968
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m66361) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Life in Fort Adams
I did not have far or long to look, because, being the junior officer of the garrison I could displace no other, and besides, there was but one casemate available for me to choose from . . .   A good sweeping and a little glazing of broken . . . — Map (db m48130) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Maj. Gen. Isaac Ingalls Stevens
In memory of Maj. Gen. Isaac Ingalls Stevens Born in Andover, Mass. Who gave to the service of his country a quick and comprehensive mind, a warm and generous heart, a firm will and a strong arm, and who fell while rallying his command with the flag . . . — Map (db m48625) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Mary Ferrazzali Park
Mary Ferrazzoli (1928-1994) was the visionary leader who founded the Friends of the Waterfront in 1982. She vigorously championed public access and stood firmly opposed to the commercial overdevelopment of the Newport waterfront blocking public . . . — Map (db m59981) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Memorial to the French Fleet
[ South side : ] Near this spot the French army of 6000 men led by General Rochambeau our allies in the War for Independence first set foot upon American soil July XIII 1780 [ East side : ] I welcome the news of your arrival A . . . — Map (db m49054) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Militia Commonc. 1700
This piece of land was given to the town of Newport by Major Nathaniel Sheffield and Mr. Daniel Thurston as common land to be used as a mustering place for the militia. This marker dedicated by the Artillery Company of Newport on their 250th year . . . — Map (db m48096) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Missing at Sea May 7, 2007
Capt. Trey Topping July 25, 1967 Capt. Jason Franks February 10, 1973 Christine Grinavic January 21, 1981 Rhiannon Borisoff July 26, 1984 Now they are sailing alongside their God with fair winds, following seas, and the warm sun shining on their . . . — Map (db m48617) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Newport Harbor
Newport Harbor has been a center of commerce and industry since the days Narragansetts and Wampanoags, Native Americans, fished the waters of this bay. The first European explorer was Giovanni da Verranzzano, an Italian who sailed for the King of . . . — Map (db m48244) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Newport Historic District
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States U.S. . . . — Map (db m48092) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Old State House
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States U.S. . . . — Map (db m48091) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Oliver Hazard Perry
At the age of twenty seven years he achieved the Victory of Lake Erie September 10, 1816 [ Right of Monument : ] Born in South Kingstown, R.I. August 23, 1785 Died at Port Spain, Trinidad August 23, 1819 Aged 34 years [ Back of . . . — Map (db m48630) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Perry
[ Back of Monument : ] “We have met the enemy and they are ours” Sept. 10th, 1813. — Map (db m48500) WM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Portuguese Navigators Monument
“This monument is a gift to the people of the United States of America, from the Rhode Island General Assembly in conjunction with the National Committee of the Commemorations of the Discoveries of Portugal and commissioned under the . . . — Map (db m48088) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Portuguese Navigators: Pioneers in Maritime Exploration
The monument before you honors the Portuguese navigators of the Golden Age of Maritime Exploration, which spanned from the early 1400’s to the late 1500’s. During this era, Portugal was the forerunner in maritime exploration – both coasts of . . . — Map (db m48378) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Returning Old Glory 2001
While Fort Adams was in active service from 1842 to 1950, the United States flag flew proudly over the ramparts. When the last U.S. Army unit departed our flag was hauled down, and there was no longer a flagpole within the Fort proper. During 2001 . . . — Map (db m48246) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Rhode Island Marine Memorial
Since 1775 the United States Marines have served our nation in peace and war. ------------------- Semper Fidelis These marines continue to be true to these words. Cpl. Rick R. Crudale – West Warwick • Sgt. Timothy R. Giblin – North . . . — Map (db m48622) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — RI Pilots of Brenton Reef Pilot Station
In memory of Rhode Island State licensed pilots serving the Brenton Reef Pilot Station located 4 miles due south. Capt. John J. Neary, Jr.   Serving 1955 – 1997 Capt. Walter H. Fricke   Serving 1971 – 1989 Capt. Carl T. Ohrn   Serving . . . — Map (db m48988) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Rochambeau
[ Left Marker : ]On June eighteenth, 1781, General Rochambeau left Newport with his army to join the American forces on the Hudson, and on August nineteenth, 1781, the combined armies under command of General Washington began their . . . — Map (db m48054) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Rosecliff & Its Neighbors: Fading Glamour & Modern Revival
The 1940s brought enormous change to houses on this block of Bellevue Avenue as Gilded Age glamour faded due to demolitions, fire, and acquisition of many properties for use by schools. Increasing income and real estate taxes and a changing . . . — Map (db m48598) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Rough Point & Its Neighbors: Preserved Houses
This part of Bellevue Avenue reflects the architectural variety of 19th century Newport houses, from the Gothic Revival and Second Empire French villas of the early 1850s to the Stick Style cottages of the 1870s and the Beaux Arts Classical . . . — Map (db m48591) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Rovensky Park & Its Neighbors: Open Space Preserved
Endowed with spectacular natural scenery and a gentle climate, Newport was a gardener’s paradise. This section of Bellevue Avenue reflects the rich horticultural heritage of the city and centuries of garden design, estate development, and land . . . — Map (db m48616) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — S/V MarquesLost at Sea — June 3, 1984
In memoriam Stuart Finlay           Susan Peterson Howell Captain                     Counselor Crew and Trainees Jan Brims • Benjamin Bryant • Aloma Finlay • Christopher Finlay • Janis Gravleis • Jack Heath • Thelma Heath • Rodney Hector • . . . — Map (db m48985) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Samuel Bours Housec. 1777 — NRF
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m66360) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Southwest Battery
During the late 19th century the Southwest battery was the advanced position for directing fire against the enemy’s warships. It was here that the giant Rodman cannons hurled their massive 15’ projectiles, each weighing over 300 pounds, to a range . . . — Map (db m48143) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — The Breakers
Built 1893 - 1895 has been designated a National Historic Landmark This building possesses National significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1994 National Park Service United States Department of the . . . — Map (db m76659) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — The Colony House
Because of its commitment to religious toleration, Newport had no established church during the colonial period. There was no Puritan meeting house on the town square as was the norm elsewhere in New England. Instead, the Colony House and the Brick . . . — Map (db m48556) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — The Colony House / The State House
The Colony House 1739 – 1776 The State House 1776 – 1900 Here the Assembly met and the governors were inaugurated until 1900 — Map (db m48090) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — The Irish Connection to Fort Adams
Problem . . . Insufficient workforce to build a Fortress. The solution would come from Ireland. Five hundred families came to not only escape famine and economic hardship, but here they obtained the freedoms they so longed for in their homeland. . . . — Map (db m48703) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — The New Jersey Housec. 1800 — NRF Founded by Doris Duke 1968
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m66362) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — The Rocky Shore
This rocky outcrop is sometimes eroded by waves powerful enough to tear a hole in them. Colonies of small marine animals living on the shore, however, can withstand these forces. Some withdraw into narrow crevices, others attach themselves . . . — Map (db m48463) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — The Tree of LibertyWilliam Ellery Park
To commemorate the repeal of the Stamp Act in March 1766, William Read deeded a small triangle of land at this site where grew the original Tree of Liberty, to William Ellery and others in trust. This tree was cut down by British occupation forces . . . — Map (db m48095) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Three Tiers of Firepower
The Fast Passage provides easy entry to Narragansett Bay. So in wartime, an enemy fleet could have sailed right into Newport, with cannons blazing! To answer this potential threat, Fort Adams focused its firepower here on the west wall. Top tier . . . — Map (db m48133) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Tom Robinson House
Home of Quaker Tom Robinson and his descendants since 1759. Headquarters of Vicomte de Noailles, 1780-81 — Map (db m48099) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Touro Synagogue
The results of the religious toleration upon which Newport was founded are nowhere more evident than in the houses of worship clustered within a few hundred feet of this location: Touro Synagogue, the Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House, the United . . . — Map (db m48580) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Touro SynagogueNational Historic Site
Touro Synagogue of Jeshuat Israel Congregation Founded 1658 Ths oldest synagogue building in the United States was designed by Peter Harrison. Ground was broken August 1, 1759. It was dedicated on December 2, 1763. Here, 1781-84 The Rhode Island . . . — Map (db m48698) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — U.S.S. Bennington CVA-20
In memory of our shipmates and members of Air Task Group 181 lost in an accidental explosion on the USS Bennington while operating off the coast of Rhode Island on May 26, 1954 [ List of those killed in the explosion. ] “As long as . . . — Map (db m48623) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Understanding the FortFort Adams
This model of Fort Adams provides an overview of the Fort’s design, including the main structure and the outworks for land defense. The drawings of the Fort show details of its construction and reveal the complexity of its design along with the . . . — Map (db m66374) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Washington Square
Washington Square, originally called the Mall and later the Parade, is ringed by buildings constructed over two centuries. The Square reflects Newport’s transformation from a rudimentary outpost to one of the five major trading posts in colonial . . . — Map (db m48545) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — White Horse Tavern1673
“America’s Oldest Tavern” Yearly gathering place of the members of the Colonial Legislature — Map (db m48097) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Wilbour-Ellery House1801
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m48691) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Portsmouth — Battle of Rhode Island   1778
During the American Revolution the British strategy focused on controlling American ports and blockading the coast. Because of Newport’s significance as a deep-water port and as a center of trade, British forces landed in Newport in December of . . . — Map (db m48348) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Portsmouth — Butts Hill Fort
These fortifications erected by the British 1777 were occupied by the Americans 1778, becoming the island base of the Continental Army under General Sullivan in the Battle of Rhode Island. They are now consecrated to the immortal memory of those . . . — Map (db m48069) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Portsmouth — Garden of New England
The Use of the Land The scenic landscape that can be seen from this vantage point has had a rich and vibrant history. The Narragansett Indians inhabited this area of Rhode Island for thousands of years before its discovery by European . . . — Map (db m48738) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Portsmouth — Portsmouth Compact1638-1936
Erected to honor the memory and perpetuate the spirit and ideals of the founders of the first government in the world to allow and to insure to its citizens civil and religious liberty. Established on this Site in the Year 1638 Portsmouth . . . — Map (db m29736) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Portsmouth — Site of the Battle of Rhode Island
has been designated a --------------------------------- National Historic Landmark ---------------------------------- This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1975 National Park . . . — Map (db m48094) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Portsmouth — The 1st Rhode Island Regiment and the Battle of Rhode Island
The 1st Rhode Island Regiment of the Continental Line 1775 – 1783 The war for American Independence was a long and arduous struggle that demanded much of the American people. Rhode Island responded to those demands with patriotic fervor, . . . — Map (db m48374) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Portsmouth — The Black RegimentBattle of Rhode Island
. . . — Map (db m8407) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Portsmouth — W 3 R
Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route March To Victory 1781 – 1782 ← — Map (db m48976) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Tiverton — Fort Barton
The earthen mounds on this site are the original fortifications that defended Tiverton against British forces that occupied Aquidneck Island. With hand tools & human toil colonists dug the breastworks then pulled artillery pieces up the hill to the . . . — Map (db m48078) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Tiverton — Fort Barton
Through the unrelenting efforts of Dr. James W. Holt, Jr. Fort Barton was preserved. It was given to the town of Tiverton by the Newport Historical Society in 1968. In 1777 the site was fortified by the colonial army to defend against British . . . — Map (db m48225) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Tiverton — Holt’s Trail
By the sincerity of his dedication and perseverance Dr. James W. Holt, Jr. motivated by the love for his community and the understanding of his environment, has served to preserve here an unspoiled display of our historical foundation which will . . . — Map (db m48873) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Central Falls — Pierce Park and Riverwalk
Due to land disputes and broken peace treaties between local natives and early English settlers, King Philip's War took place for 14 months during 1675 and 1676. Captain Michael Pierce's fight with the natives occured on this spot in March of 1676. . . . — Map (db m45093) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Cumberland — Monastery Bell
This bell was cast by George Holbrook in East Medway MA in 1840, and was installed at 22 Broad St. It remained there until 1977 when it was dismantled by the Knights of Columbus and brought to the Hayden Library and dedicated to the departed . . . — Map (db m55663) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Cumberland — Nine Men’s Misery
On this spot where they were slain by the Indians were buried the nine soldiers captured in Pierce’s fight. March 26, 1676. — Map (db m2924) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — Daggett House
Built in 1685, this is the oldest standing house in Pawtucket and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is now operated by the Pawtucket Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. For tour Hours Contact the Park Office — Map (db m45087) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — First Successful Cotton Mill in America
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the First Successful Cotton Mill in America this tablet was presented to the Old Slater Mill Association, present owners of this historic building in honor of the textile pioneer whose name they . . . — Map (db m1613) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — John F. "Jack" McGeeRhode Island's First Aviator
1885-1918 During his flying career, Jack McGee, one of Pawtucket's most famous sons and a pioneer in this country's aviation history, used this general area of Darlington to make many of his historic flights. On June 11th 1918 he was killed . . . — Map (db m45089) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — Looff Carousel
This is the oldest stander carousel in the world it was built by pioneer craftsman Charles I. D. Looff in 1895, and was installed in Slater park in 1910.

Open weekends April, May, June, September, October and daily in July and August. . . . — Map (db m45091) HM

Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — The Old Slater Mill
The birthplace of the cotton manufacturing industry in America. Here in 1793 Samuel Slater, Moses Brown, and William Almy established the first successful cotton factory in the United States. — Map (db m1612) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — 30 — Wilkinson Mill
National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark Wilkinson Mill, 1810. Site of the shop of David Wilkinson (1771–1852) Father of the American Machine Tool Industry. — Map (db m1611) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — A Changing Nation
By the end of the Revolutionary War, the center of town had moved to several blocks south of this point. From 1820 to 1850 the Blackstone Canal and Providence and Worcester Railroad were built along the western edge of this plot, and Canal Street . . . — Map (db m56211) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — A Howling Wilderness
Though uninhabited on the eve of its settlement by Europeans, this area already had a 7000 year history of activity by native Americans. In 1636, this land was the low, marshy shoreline of a large saltwater cove to the west, along the eastern side . . . — Map (db m56175) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — A Shelter for Persons Distressed
In 1636, Roger Williams bought land from the Narragansett chiefs and established a colony here near the site of a fresh water spring. Naming the town for God's providence to him, Williams declared the settlement a shelter for the persecuted of all . . . — Map (db m56176) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — A Thoroughfare Town
This intersection was the earliest center of colonial Providence. A grist mill stood just north, at the falls of Moshassuck River, and a tannery and taverns were nearby across the street. In 1676 the natives of many tribes united against the New . . . — Map (db m56152) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Beneficent Congregational Church
Organized in 1743 under the leadership of Joseph Snow Sr. as ruling elder First minister Rev Joseph Snow Jr. 1743-1793 Original meeting house built on this site 1744-6 Present building dedicated in 1810 Vestry and Chancel remodeled and present . . . — Map (db m56338) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Bethel A.M.E. Church
Former site of the Bethel A.M.E. Church 1866-1961 Beginning as a free mission in 1795, members met in the African Meeting House before purchasing this lot in 1820. The services were held in the homes of the members for over 40 years. In 1866, . . . — Map (db m30314) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski
Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski Soldier of Liberty American Revolutionary Hero 1747-1779 This monument was erected by the Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski Bi-Centennial memorial committee of Rhode Island in memory of Casimir Pulaski. A . . . — Map (db m57674) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Burning of British Taxed Tea
Near this spot the men and women of Providence showed their resistance to the unfair taxation by burning British Taxed tea in the night March 2nd 1775 — Map (db m56349) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — College Hill Historic District
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States US . . . — Map (db m56155) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Colonial Wharf at South Water Street: 1910-1942 /Fox Point and the Night Boat Era 1822-1932
Providence Harbor walk at Fox Point & India Point

1. Fox Point and Night Boat Era 1822-1932 Firefly challenges the Stagecoach Era 2. Colonial Wharf at South Water Street: 1910-1942 3. Fox Point Hurricanes Barrier 1961-1966 Construction and . . . — Map (db m75989) HM

Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Congdon Street Baptist Church
Built in 1874 as the second meeting house and a place of worship for the 19th century Afro-American community — Map (db m57751) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Court and State House
This edifice of which the older portion was begun in the year of Our Lord 1760 and first occupied in 1762 was used as Court and State House by the Colony and State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations until the year 1900 — Map (db m56158) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — First Baptist Church
Members of the Afro-American community met in the vestry of this historic church in 1819 to establish the 1st African Meeting House in Rhode Island. — Map (db m57750) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — First Professional Theater
Site of the "first' Professional Theater in Providence from August 6, 1795- September 23, 1832 — Map (db m56281) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — First Town House of Providence
On this lot stood the first town house of Providence here from time to time Roger Williams presided over freemen from 1644-1647 — Map (db m56159) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Fleur-De-Lys Studio
Fleur-De-Lys Studio Has been designated a National Historic Landmark This building possesses National Significance in Commemorating the History of the United States of America 1992 National Park Services United States Department of the . . . — Map (db m57749) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Fountain Street
At the turn of the century, the area around Mathewson Street was the core of Providence's entertainment district. By 1916, Providence had as many as sixteen theaters.

The site next to Grace Church marked the changes. The Nickel theater known as . . . — Map (db m56464) HM

Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Fox Point Cape Verdean Community
Providence Harbor walk at Fox Point & India Point 1. Fox Point and Night Boat Era 1822-1932 Firefly challenges the Stagecoach Era 2. Colonial Wharf at South Water Street: 1910-1942 3. Fox Point Hurricanes Barrier 1961-1966 Construction and . . . — Map (db m75995) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Fox Point: The 19th Century Port of Providence/Shipping Expands Around the PointDowngrade from goods and passengers to coal and scrap metal
Providence Harbor walk at Fox Point & India Point 1. Fox Point and Night Boat Era 1822-1932 Firefly challenges the Stagecoach Era 2. Colonial Wharf at South Water Street: 1910-1942 3. Fox Point Hurricanes Barrier 1961-1966 Construction and . . . — Map (db m75992) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Gabriel Bernon
Near this spot lived Gabriel Bernon a Huguenot Refugee Born Larochelle France April 6, 1644 Died Providence February 1, 1736 Merchant Colonizer Churchman — Map (db m56148) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Giovanni Da Verrazzano
To Giovanni Da Verrazzano The navigator from Italy who in 1524 crossed the perilous northern Ocean First to behold the coast of the future United States cast anchor in this bay explore its islands one of which because of its shape . . . — Map (db m56325) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Gone From Hence
Roger Williams died in Providence early in 1683, and was buried with a simple ceremony behind his home, near today's intersection of Benefit St. and Bowen St. Remains at the site were exhumed in 1860 and removed to the Old North Burying Ground. In . . . — Map (db m56154) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — HMS Gaspee
"Sons of Liberty"

Upon this corner stood Sabin Tavern in which on the evening of June 9th 1772 the party and organized to destroy the H.R.M. schooner Gaspee. In the destruction of which was shed the first blood in the American Revolution — Map (db m56292) HM

Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Horace Mann
This building honors the memory of Horace Mann 1796-1859 Brown University class of 1819

Father of American public education, Statesman, reformer, and advocate for the abolition of slavery — Map (db m59206) HM

Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — John Brown House
The home of John Brown Reflecting the wealth and position gained from his lucrative career as a slave trader, privateer, China trade merchant and Patriot. — Map (db m56014) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Lady Carrington and The Blackstone Canal
If this were the year 1828 you could climb aboard the barge Lady Carrington and travel by water all the way to Worcester. It was October 8, 1828 and the Blackstone Canal had opened for passenger and cargo service between Providence and Worcester. . . . — Map (db m56470) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Marconi
to Gugliemo Marconi Father of Wireless Telegraphy A grateful generation erects this monument in thanksgiving for the wondrous gift of aerial communication which has enriched commerce and industry. Fostered the arts and sciences. . . . — Map (db m57581) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Olney Street Riot 1831
The Site of the Second Major Riot in 19th century Providence between Afro-American residents and white workers. — Map (db m57584) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Pembroke College Tribute
The building adjacent to this site housed Pembroke College Founded in 1891 with six students, the Woman's College in Brown University formally established in 1896 and renamed Pembroke College in 1928. The first women to receive degrees were . . . — Map (db m56330) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Prince Hall
PHA Dedicated To Our Founder Prince Hall First Grand Master Free and Accepted Masons Patriot Soldier Teacher Sept. 1748 - Dec. 1807 — Map (db m57580) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Prince Hall Masonic Lodge F.A.M.
Hiram Lodge NO.3 of the Prince Hall Masons was founded in 1797. It is the second oldest lodge in Masonic history. The Masonic order has played an invaluable role in the development of Afro-American moral values. Social skills and leadership . . . — Map (db m57579) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Providence (Water Street)
The site of an 18th century seaport village where seafaring merchants participated in the African slave trade. In the 20th century this port was used by Cape Verdeans who came to live in America. — Map (db m56287) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Repentance for Slavery
On this site Providence R.I. July 5th 1999 in conjunction with the 22nd general Synod of the United Church of Christ a group of church and community people gathered in an act of repentance for African American slavery and in celebration of human . . . — Map (db m56283) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Rhode Island Irish Famine Memorial
The great famine of 1845-1851 was the most important event of the Nineteenth century Ireland. In the seven terrible years between 1845 and 1851, the potato crop, on which a large majority of the Irish people depended for their survival, failed . . . — Map (db m56278) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Rhode Island Korean Veterans Memorial
In Tribute to Rhode Island Korean War Veterans — Map (db m56348) WM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Rhode Island Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
Erected by the people of Rhode Island to the memory of the brave men who died that their country might live (Plaque): Civil War Monument This monument commemorates the members of the 1st Rhode Island regiment and the 14th Rhode . . . — Map (db m56161) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Rhode Island State HouseInscription near the dome
To hold forth a lively experiment that a most flourishing civil state may stand and best be maintained with full liberty in religious concernments — Map (db m62089) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Roger Williams Landing 1636
Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island, was born in London in 1603. After graduating from Cambridge University in 1627, Williams took holy orders in the church of England. In 1630 he emigrated to the New World and settled in the Massachusetts . . . — Map (db m57585) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Shakespeare's Head
Built by publisher John Carter in 1772 to house the printing press of the Providence Gazette, the post office and a bookshop as well as Carter's growing family, this is one of the oldest three-story structures in Providence. So named for the . . . — Map (db m56034) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Sissieretta Jones"The greatest singer of her race" — 1868-1933
Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, the internationally celebrated soprano known as "Black Patti" lived near this site at 7 Wheaton Street until her passing on June 24, 1933.

With 17 medals and a diamond tiara bestowed upon her, she was the . . . — Map (db m56160) HM

Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Snow Town Riot 1831
The site of the second major riot between Providence African American Residents and White workers — Map (db m56149) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Steeple Street Complex1827 - 1847
The Steeple Street Complex was built in three main stages between 1827 and 1847 during a key period in Providence's growth into a leading commercial and industrial city. When Joseph Congdon and Randall Green built the first section, 3 Steeple, to . . . — Map (db m56171) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Stephan Hopkins1707 - 1785 — Merchant and Ship Builder
Ten times Governor of Rhode Island Chief Justice of the Superior Court Chancellor of Brown University Member of the Colonial Congress Signer of the Declaration of Independence Lived in this house 1743-1785 Washington was here a guest . . . — Map (db m56030) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The ArcadeAlso known as the Providence Arcade
Has Been Designated a National Historic Landmark this site posses National significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America

An important example of modern monolithic granite construction, this is one of the most . . . — Map (db m44926) HM

Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The Bicentennial of Haitian IndependenceMemorial Plaza
In memory of two Haitian Freedom Fighters born into slavery, Toussaint Louverture and Jean-Jacques Dessalines symbolized those who fought for the liberation of Saint Dominque from its colonial bonds between 1791-1804. Armed with the conviction that . . . — Map (db m57583) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The Brown Bear
The Brown bear was originally cast in plaster by Eli Harvey. A fund raiser campaign to "put a hair on the bear" was led by Senator Theodore Francis Green Class of 1887, and resulted in the commission of a bronze sculpture in 1923, the bronze bear . . . — Map (db m56087) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The Century to Statehood
In the 1700's, the open shoreline on the west side of the street gradually filled with shops and houses. Stores backed onto the cove and often had docks extending into the water for easy loading of wares in the flourishing colonial trade. Between . . . — Map (db m76655) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The First Baptist Church
Founded by Roger Williams A.D. 1638 The oldest Baptist Church in America The oldest church in this state This meeting house erected A.D. 1773 — Map (db m56032) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The Fox Point Hurricane Barrier/A Second Life for the Hurricane Barrier
Providence Harbor walk at Fox Point & India Point

1. Fox Point and Night Boat Era 1822-1932 Firefly challenges the Stagecoach Era. 2. Colonial Wharf at South Water Street: 1910-1942 3. Fox Point Hurricanes Barrier 1961-1966 Construction and . . . — Map (db m75988) HM

Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The Grand Lodge of Rhode Island1797 1853
Saint Johns Lodge Number One F & A. M. of Providence Added and used third story of this building Dedicated by Grand Master Jabez Brown December 27, 1798 Meeting Place of The most Worshipful Grand Lodge F & A. M. of Rhode . . . — Map (db m75998) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The History of The Weybosset Bridge
adapted from The Civic and Architectural Development of Providence by John Hutchins Cady

Just to the north of where you are now standing the first bridge across the Providence River was erected in 1660, connecting the shore of the Neck . . . — Map (db m56466) HM

Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The Hurricane of September 21st 1938
Top Marker The Hurricane of September 21st 1938 driven by a wind velocity of 95 MPH max caused tidal waters to reach a new level as indicated below 13 feet 8½ inches above mean high water one foot eleven and one fourth inches higher . . . — Map (db m56293) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The Meeting Street School
[Upper Marker:] This building was erected in 1769 as a public school house by the town and its properties. Occupied by Brown University in 1770. One of the four first free public school buildings in 1800. Occupied by a school for colored . . . — Map (db m56049) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The Original Water Supply
Left Plaque The Spring on this lot was the original water supply around which Roger Williams gathered the first settlers was in 1721 by reservation in the deed from the Proprietors of Providence made accessible to the townspeople . . . — Map (db m56174) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The Puritan and the Indian
Daniel Chester French Completed 1902 Restored 2002 by Granoff Associates Daniel Chester French is best known as the sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial and Concord's Minute Man. This statuary portrays the two cultures that defined New England . . . — Map (db m56285) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The Second Freewill Baptist (Pond Street) Church
This historic congregation was a leader in the anti-slavery movement. Emancipation day celebration and served as a station on the underground railroad — Map (db m57753) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The Site of Hardscrabble Riot 1824
The site of Addison Hollow where the first nineteenth century blacks purchased property and the site of the first major riot — Map (db m56153) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Thomas A. Doyle
Eighteen years mayor of Providence Pioneer in Urban Renewal — Map (db m56284) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — University Hall
Has Been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic sites act of August 21 1935 This site possess exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the united states of America . . . — Map (db m45072) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Wall of HopeA Rhode Island Community Response to September 11th
This mosaic was created by more than 10,000 Rhode Island Residents of all ages, races, religion, and cultures. The magnificent artwork you see here is a tribute to loved ones lost, to the heroes of the 9-11-01 tragedy and to our hope for the . . . — Map (db m56474) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Welcome to India Point Park
Providence Harbor walk at Fox Point & India Point 1. Fox Point and Night Boat Era 1822-1932 Firefly challenges the Stagecoach Era 2. Colonial Wharf at South Water Street: 1910-1942 3. Fox Point Hurricanes Barrier 1961-1966 Construction and . . . — Map (db m75991) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Woonasquatucket River(Woon ahs kwa tuck it = where the salt water ends)
The Woonasquatucket River is one of the fourteen federally designated American Heritage Rivers. From its headwaters in North Smithfield, it flows to Providence where it creates Waterplace Park, and then joins other rivers to form the upper part of . . . — Map (db m57577) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — World War I Memorial
By this memorial the city of Providence commemorates the loyal courage and fidelity of all her citizens who served in the World War whose high example still summons us to love and serve our country — Map (db m56294) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Riverside — Crescent Park Looff Carousel
Has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1987 National Parks Service United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m59284) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Smithfield — On This Location 5 August 1943 Three Servicemen Perished — Aircraft Accident Memorial
On This Location 5 August 1943 Three Servicemen Perished in an Aircraft Accident 2LT Otis R. Portwig - Richmond VA TSGT Herbert D. Booth - Rahway NJ 2LT Saul Winsten - Pawtucket RI — Map (db m73011) HM WM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Ashaway — 7th Day Baptist Churches of Hopkinton and Westerly
Here for more than a century was the religious, business and civil center of Westerly. Near by in private homes, the people met in town meetings. Here crossed paths from what is now Hopkinton, Richmond and Westerly. Here were the first mill dam and . . . — Map (db m29616) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Ashaway — First Seventh Day Baptist Church of Hopkinton1622-1935
Seventh Day Baptists, members of a church of like faith in Newport, Rhode Island until 1708, first worshipped in this community in 1672. The first meeting house was built in 1680. The nearby-by church, which replaced the original building, was . . . — Map (db m30392) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Ashaway — Seventh Day Baptist Minister's Monument
(on the North side the following) 1680 - 1899 This Monument is a Memorial to the early Pastors of the Second Seventh-day Baptist Church in America, whose remains lie buried within the enclosing circle. They were stalwart men and sound . . . — Map (db m30707) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Block Island — Fresh PondElevation 78 Ft. — 1661
Here original settlers lived in caves and shelters. Site of first church 1772 Pastors Oliver Dodge, Trustrum Dodge Nearby site of first school house, windmill, pound, precious spring. Indian burying hill — Map (db m17231) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Block Island — Mohegan BluffsElevation 163 Ft.
1590 A war party of 40 Mohegan Indians was driven over these bluffs by Block Island Indians - The Manisseans. Along this shore many vessels were wrecked S. Ann Hope • S.S. Leyden Mars • Spartan John Davis • Munago S.S. Meteor • Lightburne . . . — Map (db m17230) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Charlestown — General Joseph Stanton Monument
Text on the Front (North) Side of the Monument: Erected by the State of Rhode Island In Memory of General Joseph Stanton Jr. First U.S. Senator from Rhode Island Under the Constitution from . . . — Map (db m88151)
Rhode Island (Washington County), Cross' Mills — Fort Ninigret Marker
South of this spot is located Fort Ninigret marked by the State of Rhode Island as a memorial of the Narragansett and Niantic Indians. The unwavering friends and allies of our fathers. — Map (db m31988) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Cross's Mills — Fort Ninigret
. . . — Map (db m31372) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Exeter — 43d Infantry Division Memorial
In memory of our deceased comrades 43d Infantry Division, Veterans Association Winged Victory — Map (db m66422) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Exeter — Armed Services Memorial
This Memorial Monument is dedicated to those who have served in the Armed Forces so that we may live in peace and freedom from fear. — Map (db m66421) WM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Exeter — Jewish War Veterans
Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America Department of Rhode Island and Ladies Auxiliary. Dedicated in Memory of all departed comrades who served their country in time of war to preserve freedom and human rights. To honor their . . . — Map (db m66425) WM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Exeter — Lonely Lookout Memorial
The lonely lookout through all weather searching the sea and sky for the enemy. The Signal Men and radio men communicate to ships in the convoy, while gun crews stand ready. A tribute to these brave men whom the world is indebted, these men must not . . . — Map (db m66423) WM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Exeter — Medal of Honor-Honor Roll
To have struggled for freedom and to have sacrificed ones gift of life for his fellow man is service of the highest order. For such selflessness thoughtful men will be eternally grateful. (Four Panels going from left to right) (Panel 1) Medal . . . — Map (db m66438) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Exeter — Rhode Island National Guard
(Inscription under the statue) Rhode Island National Guard (Left Panel) Army National Guard-Since 1638-The Rhode Island Army National Guard was formed as a State Militia for the protection of the people. It always answers the call to arms when . . . — Map (db m66428) WM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Exeter — U.S. Navy Armed Guard Memorial
The U.S. Navy Armed Guard The division of the U.S. Navy that dealt with the protection of merchant vessels from attacks by submarines and aircraft was known as the Armed Guard. The armament of the merchant vessels started with one gun in . . . — Map (db m66424) WM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Exeter — We Aim-To Deliver
U.S. Navy Armed Guard WWII-Dedicated to all who served. — Map (db m66427) WM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Kingston — Washington County Jail
Old Washington County Jail Kingston, Rhode Island Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of Interior 1792-1858 — Map (db m56073) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Narragansett — Point Judith Light House
Wooden Light House Established 1810 Destroyed by storm September 17, 1815 / present tower built 1857 51 feet above ground - 65 feet above water Occulting white light - 15 second group / 17,300 candle power A tribute to the fishermen of . . . — Map (db m51914) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Narragansett — The Narragansett PierTowers & Casino — Architects: McKim, Mead & White
1883-1886 The Towers is one of the most highly visible, widely known, and universally cherished landmarks in the state of Rhode Island. It recalls Narragansett Pier’s heyday as one of the foremost seaside resorts of nineteenth-century America, the . . . — Map (db m75997) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Narragansett — The S.S. Black Point
The S.S. Black Point was built in 1918 at Camden, New Jersey as a coal collier. She was owned by Sprague Steamship Co. of Boston, Mass. And was 369’ long 55’ at the beam and was carrying 7500 tons of coal. Captain Charles Prior was master with a . . . — Map (db m76004) HM WM
Rhode Island (Washington County), North Kingstown — Roger Williams
In 1637 near this spot, ROGER WILLIAMS set up a trading post where he dwelt for many years, trading and treating with the Narragansett Indians. His dealings so completely won and held the friendliness of the powerful Narragansett sachems that for . . . — Map (db m78927) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Saunderstown — Gilbert Stuart Birthplace
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States. U.S. Department . . . — Map (db m65655) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), South Kingstown — Pettaquamscutt Rock
At this “round rock,” noted Indian landmark, the original purchase of this land was made from Quassaquanch, Kachanaquant, and Quequaquenuet, chief Sachems of the Narragansetts, by Samuel Wilbor, John Hull, John Porter, Samuel Wilson, . . . — Map (db m48053) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Wakefield — Carter Jackson Monument
East side This pillar is erected to the memory of William Jackson of Virginia, who was murdered upon this spot by ship captain Thomas Carter of Newport, Rhode Island who, having been ship-wrecked and rendered penniless thereby, and being . . . — Map (db m29314) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), West Kingston — The Great Swamp Fight19 December 1675
Attacked within their fort upon this island the Narragansett Indians made their last stand in King Philip's War and were crushed by the united forces of the Massachusetts Connecticut and Plymouth Colonies in the “Great Swamp . . . — Map (db m22879) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), West Kingston — The Great Swamp Fight
Three Quarters of a mile to the Southward on an island in the Great Swamp the Narragansett Indians were decisively defeated by the United Forces of the Massachusetts Bay, Connecticut, and Plymouth Colonies, Sunday, December 19, 1675. — Map (db m56046) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Westerly — Avondale
Founded in 1750 as Lotteryville So named from the 1750 land lottery granted by the Rhode Island Assembly to Captain Joseph Pendleton to recoup the loss of his brigantine and its cargo on a return from the West Indies. Renamed Avondale in 1893 when . . . — Map (db m30394) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Westerly — First Bridge over Pawcatuck River
Near this spot was the ford or Indian trail used until the building of the first bridge over Pawcatuck River about 1712. — Map (db m29918) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Westerly — Pawcatuck River
Pawcatuck River mentioned as the western boundary of Rhode Island in the charter of 1663 — Map (db m29916) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Westerly — Samuel Ward Birthplace Site
A.D. 1904 Erected by the Samuel Ward Society, Children of the American Revolution of Westerly, Rhode Island, to mark the site of the birthplace of Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Ward, born in Westerly, November 17, 1756, died in New York City, August . . . — Map (db m68757) WM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Westerly — Spanish American War Monument
To the Soldiers and Sailors who served and to all the patriotic men and women who helped defend the nation’s honor - in the war with Spain - Dedicated July 18, 1924 — Map (db m68273) WM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Westerly — The Shipyard
At the top of the marker, inscribed in a circle around an anchor, is the word Hope and the dates 1636 - 1936. Entrance to the shipyard 1834-1874 whence sailed whalers and merchantmen hewn from native timber, commanded by native sons. . . . — Map (db m31104) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Westerly — Watch Hill Merry-Go-Round
Highlights of the History • The Watch Hill Merry-Go-Round was built by the Charles Dare Company of NYC in 1867 using overstocked rocking horses • A traveling carnival brought the Merry-Go-Round to Watch Hill in 1883 and just left it here . . . — Map (db m68179) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Westerly — Westerly – Pawcatuck War Memorial
In Memory Of All Who Gave Their Lives And In Honor Of All Who Served To Preserve Our Freedom ( far left panel) Korean Conflict Robinson Donald W. • Choquette Arthur G. • Barr J. Lindsey • Gaccione Louis R. • Chase Howard F. Jr. • . . . — Map (db m68234) WM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Westerly — Westerly Veterans Memorial
Westerly World War Memorial 1917 – 1918 ( south plaque on the column ) 5th Co., C.A.C., R.I.N.G. Adams, Edmund • Adams, Irving R. • Arnott, George • Asher, Lloyd • Barber, Wilfred • Bentley, John I. • Bernasconi, Peter • . . . — Map (db m69006) WM

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