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
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1524.
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 Rhode Island Holocaust Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The History of The Weybosset Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Around the Corner from Market Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Rochambeau's Army in Rhode Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Rhode Island World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hurricane of September 21st 1938 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
Also see . . . Giovanni Da Verrazzano (Wikipedia). (Submitted on June 12, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 796 times since then and 6 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.