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North Kingstown in Washington County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Roger Williams

 
 
Roger Williams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, July 7, 2013
1. Roger Williams Marker
Inscription.  In 1637 near this spot, ROGER WILLIAMS set up a trading post where he dwelt for many years, trading and treating with the Narragansett Indians. His dealings so completely won and held the friendliness of the powerful Narragansett sachems that for more than a generation the white settlements of Rhode Island were spared to become a flourishing State.
 
Erected 1934 by North Kingstown Committee of the Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Tricentennial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 41° 34.95′ N, 71° 27.567′ W. Marker is in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Post Road (U.S. 1) and Old Post Road on Post Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North Kingstown RI 02852, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Fighting Bee (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gilbert Stuart Birthplace (approx. 4.4 miles away); 43d Infantry Division Memorial
Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island, meeting with the Narragansett Indians image. Click for full size.
Engraving by James Charles Armytage at the New York Public Library, 1856
2. Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island, meeting with the Narragansett Indians
(approx. 4.7 miles away); Armed Services Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); U.S. Navy Armed Guard Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Lonely Lookout Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); We Aim-To Deliver (approx. 4.7 miles away); Address by President Abraham Lincoln (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 15, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee.   2. submitted on October 8, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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