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

June 12, 1775

 
 
June 12, 1775 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, August 2012
1. June 12, 1775 Marker
Inscription. 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 commodore of both vessels, thus creating the First Colonial Navy of the Revolution. On June 15, 1775 the sloop Katy participated in the first naval battle of the revolution off Jamestown R.I. renamed the Providence, this ship became the first vessel authorized for the Continental Navy, the first to land Marines in battle, and... the first command of John Paul Jones
 
Erected 1975 by R.I. Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 39.732′ N, 71° 27.024′ W. Marker is in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, in Kent County. Marker is on Court House Lane, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. General James Mitchell Varnum Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Kentish Guards Drill Field
June 12, 1775 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, August 2012
2. June 12, 1775 Marker
Kinda hard to see but it is on the lower right hand side of the building
(about 700 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.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 8 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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