Wakefield in Washington County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
In 1888 Mary Whaley authored a short story entitled "A Stroll Down Main Street.” She described Main Street, its buildings and assorted landmarks, as well as its business and property owners. As she strolled down Main Street, she referred to the corner of Main and Robinson Street as "Griffin's Hollow,”
The buildings of Griffin's Hollow will have small, historical markers that will show when the buildings were constructed, and name the first occupants of Mr. Griffin’s empire. Learn, explore, shop and enjoy the shops of Griffin’s Hollow.
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 41° 26.326′ N, 71° 29.926′ W. Marker is in Wakefield, Rhode Island, in Washington County. Marker is on Main Street (Rhode Island Route 1A) south of Robinson Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is a large, shiny, glass billboard mounted at eye level on the north wall of Brickley's Ice Cream building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 322 Main Street, Wakefield RI 02879, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carter Jackson Monument (approx. 1½ miles away); Honor Roll Town of Narragansett World War (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Honor Roll Town of Narragansett World War The Narragansett Pier (approx. 2.3 miles away); Washington County Jail (approx. 3.2 miles away); Pettaquamscutt Rock (approx. 3.3 miles away); Whale Rock Lighthouse (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Assistant Keeper's House (approx. 5.2 miles away).
Also see . . . Wakefield, Rhode Island.
Wakefield is a village in the town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, and the commercial center of the town. The Wakefield village center along Main Street (old Boston Post Road) between Belmont Avenue and Columbia Street was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996 as Wakefield Historic District. The district is significant for being an early commercial and industrial center. The district includes 53 properties over an area of 400 acres. (Submitted on March 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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