Providence in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
Giovanni Da Verrazzano
Giovanni Da Verrazzano
The navigator from Italy
who in 1524 crossed the perilous northern Ocean
behold the coast of the future United States
cast anchor in this bay
explore its islands
one of which because of its shape he christened Rhodes name later extended to the entire state of Rhode Island
Donated by Carrara, The Marble City and by Greve in Chanti where Verrazzano was born in pledge of ever growing friendship between the American and Italian people
Location. 41° 49.505′ N, 71° 24.481′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 44) just from College Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in front of World War I Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Providence RI 02903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Rhode Island Korean Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The History of The Weybosset Bridge (within shouting distance Around the Corner from Market Square (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hurricane of September 21st 1938 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Grand Lodge of Rhode Island (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burning of British Taxed Tea (about 300 feet away); Stephan Hopkins (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
Also see . . .
1. Giovanni Da Verrazzano (Wikipedia). (Submitted on June 12, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts.)
2. Giovanni Da Verrazzano. (Submitted on June 12, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts.)
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Exploration • Waterways & Vessels
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 756 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 12, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.