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Providence in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Providence (Water Street)

 
 
Providence (Water Street) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
1. Providence (Water Street) Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected by The Rhode Island Black heritage Society.
 
Location. 41° 49.309′ N, 71° 24.338′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is on South Water Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Providence RI 02903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. HMS Gaspee (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Brown House (about 800 feet away); Rhode Island Irish Famine Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephan Hopkins (approx. mile away); Horace Mann (approx. mile away); The Arcade (approx. mile away); Giovanni Da Verrazzano (approx. mile away); World War I Memorial (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Providence.
 
Also see . . .  Cape Verdean American. (Submitted on June 22, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
Providence (Water Street) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
2. Providence (Water Street) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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