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Near West Kingston in Washington County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Great Swamp Fight

 
 
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By Dwight C. Brown Jr., circa ca 1968
1. The Great Swamp Fight Marker
Inscription.  Three Quarters of a mile to the Southward on an island in the Great Swamp the Narragansett Indians were decisively defeated by the United Forces of the Massachusetts Bay, Connecticut, and Plymouth Colonies, Sunday, December 19, 1675.
 
Erected 1933 by State of Rhode Island.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraMilitaryNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is December 19, 1965.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 41° 28.753′ N, 71° 35.71′ W. Marker was near West Kingston, Rhode Island, in Washington County. Marker was at the intersection of South County Trail (Rhode Island Route 2) and Great Swamp Monument Road, on the left when traveling west on South County Trail. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: West Kingston RI 02892, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Great Swamp Fight (approx. ¾ mile away); Washington County Jail (approx. 3.6 miles away); Dedicated to All Patriots
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By Bryan Simmons, August 3, 2011
2. Post Where The Marker Was
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(approx. 5 miles away); In Memory of All War Veterans (approx. 5 miles away); Medal of Honor-Honor Roll (approx. 5.2 miles away); Rhode Island National Guard (approx. 5.2 miles away); Jewish War Veterans (approx. 5.3 miles away); Address by President Abraham Lincoln (approx. 5½ miles away).
 
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By Barbara Crudale, Volunteer, Smith's Castle, RI, June 2, 2003
3. The Great Swamp Fight Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2009, by Byron C. Lewin of University Place, Washington. This page has been viewed 3,308 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on June 6, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. Photos:   1. submitted on April 9, 2010, by Dwight C. Brown Jr. of Bradford, Rhode Island.   2. submitted on June 6, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts.   3. submitted on October 4, 2009, by Byron C. Lewin of University Place, Washington. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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