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

Kentish Guards Drill Field

 
 
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By Bryan Simmons, August 2012
1. Kentish Guards Drill Field Marker
Inscription.  
1774-1974
Kentish Guards Drill Field
To those Kentish Guardsmen who in 1774 utilized this field to prepare themselves for the conflict that assured our independence. This tablet was dedicated on the 200th Anniversary of the Kentish Guards
October 19, 1974
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is October 19, 1805.
 
Location. 41° 39.656′ N, 71° 27.153′ W. Marker is in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from Church Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in the east end of the field under the large flagpole. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. General James Mitchell Varnum Home (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); June 12, 1775 (about 700 feet away); The Marlborough Street Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Peter Freeman Lot (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Fighting Bee
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(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 . . .
1. Few People Know Rhode Island Has Its Own Militia That Dates Back To The Revolutionary War. Only in Your State entry (Submitted on February 23, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Armory of the Kentish Guards. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 23, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 636 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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