Block Island in Washington County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
Elevation 78 Ft.
— 1661 —
lived in caves and shelters.
Site of first church 1772
Oliver Dodge, Trustrum Dodge
Nearby site of first
school house, windmill, pound,
Indian burying hill
Erected 1942 by Block Island Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1772.
Location. 41° 9.786′ N, 71° 34.77′ W. Marker is in Block Island, Rhode Island, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Lakeside Dr. and Old Center Rd. on Lakeside Dr.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Block Island RI 02807, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mohegan Bluffs (approx. 1˝ miles away); The S.S. Black Point (approx. 14.6 miles away); Point Judith Light House (approx. 14.6 miles away); General Joseph Stanton Monument (approx. 15 miles away); Samuel Ward Birthplace Site (approx. 15.8 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2009, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,133 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2009, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.