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East Greenwich in Kent County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

General James Mitchell Varnum Home

 
 
General James Mitchell Varnum Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, August 2012
1. General James Mitchell Varnum Home Marker
Inscription. 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
 
Erected by Rhode Island Black Heritage Society.
 
Location. 41° 39.726′ N, 71° 27.079′ W. Marker is in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Pierce Street and Revolution Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 54 Pierce Street, East Greenwich RI 02818, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. June 12, 1775 (within shouting distance of this marker); Kentish Guards Drill Field (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Marlborough Street Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Nathanael Greene Homestead Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away); Liberty Tree Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); Nathanael Greene Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); Nathanael Greene (approx. 5.3 miles away); The General Nathanael Greene Homestead (approx. 5.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in East Greenwich.
 
Also see . . .  Varnum House Museum website
General James Mitchell Varnum Home Sign image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, August 2012
2. General James Mitchell Varnum Home Sign
. (Submitted on August 11, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
General James Mitchell Varnum Home image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons
3. General James Mitchell Varnum Home
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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