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East Greenwich in Kent County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

General James Mitchell Varnum Home

 
 
General James Mitchell Varnum Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, August 2012
1. General James Mitchell Varnum Home Marker
Inscription.  General James Mitchell Varnum Brigadier General of the Continental Army was instrumental in creating the Rhode Island Black Regiment which provided the first genuine route to freedom for Afro-American people in Rhode Island
 
Erected by Rhode Island Black Heritage Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 41° 39.726′ N, 71° 27.079′ W. Marker is in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Pierce Street and Revolution Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 54 Pierce Street, East Greenwich RI 02818, 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. June 12, 1775 (within shouting distance of this marker); Kentish Guards Drill Field (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Marlborough Street Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Peter Freeman Lot (approx. 3.3 miles away);
General James Mitchell Varnum Home Sign image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, August 2012
2. General James Mitchell Varnum Home Sign
The Fighting Bee (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Nathanael Greene Homestead Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away); Liberty Tree Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); Nathanael Greene Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Greenwich.
 
Also see . . .  Varnum House Museum website. (Submitted on August 11, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
General James Mitchell Varnum Home image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons
3. General James Mitchell Varnum Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 631 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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