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South Kingstown in Washington County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Pettaquamscutt Rock

 
 
Pettaquamscutt Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
1. Pettaquamscutt Rock Marker
Inscription.
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, and Thomas Mumford, January 20, 1657-8. Here at Treaty Rock Roger Williams and William Coddington probably completed purchase of Providence and Aquidneck, March 24, 1637-8, and the Atherton Company in 1662 foreclosed its mortgage on the Narragansett lands.
 
Erected 1958 by Town of South Kingston.
 
Location. 41° 28.265′ N, 71° 27.086′ W. Marker is in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Middlebridge Road and John Street, on the right when traveling south on Middlebridge Road. Click for map. Marker is located in Treaty Rock Park. Marker is in this post office area: Wakefield RI 02879, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carter Jackson Monument (approx. 1.9 miles away); Honor Roll Town of Narragansett World War (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Narragansett Pier (approx. 2.8 miles away); Conanicut Battery
Pettaquamscutt Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
2. Pettaquamscutt Rock Marker
(approx. 3 miles away); History of the Beavertail Light Station (approx. 3.1 miles away); Whale Rock Lighthouse (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Assistant Keeper's House (approx. 3.1 miles away); The West Passage to Narragansett Bay (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Marker in Treaty Rock Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
3. Marker in Treaty Rock Park
Treaty Rock image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
4. Treaty Rock
This rock is located within sight of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,102 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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