“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Westerly in Washington County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)


Avondale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dwight C. Brown Jr.
1. Avondale Marker
Inscription. 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 the U. S. Post Office decried the lottery label. Original seaport for the Westerly area. Its old houses were once home to whaling captains and sealers. Captain Pendleton's home, the great house still stands on the Avondale Farm. On these shores Captain George Potter's company stood ready to repel the British in 1814.
Erected 1962 by Avondale Improvement Ass'n.
Location. 41° 19.44′ N, 71° 50.35′ W. Marker is in Westerly, Rhode Island, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Watch Hill Road and Avondale Road, on the right when traveling south on Watch Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker located at 90 degree bend in road, heading south at junction of Watch Hill Road and Avondale Road - clearly visible from either road, about 20 ft. from Watch Hill Road. Marker is in this post office area: Westerly RI 02891, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Watch Hill Merry-Go-Round (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Shipyard (approx. 3.1 miles away); Stonington Founders Monument (approx. 3.1 miles away in Connecticut); Wequetequock Burial Ground (approx. 3.2 miles away in Connecticut); Stonington (approx. 3.2 miles away in Connecticut); Battle of Stonington Monument (approx. 3.4 miles away in Connecticut); The Defenders Of The Fort (approx. 3˝ miles away in Connecticut); Thomas Howe House (approx. 3˝ miles away in Connecticut). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westerly.
Categories. Colonial Era
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2010, by Dwight C. Brown Jr. of Bradford, Rhode Island. This page has been viewed 875 times since then and 22 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 6, 2010, by Dwight C. Brown Jr. of Bradford, Rhode Island. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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