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Near West Kingston in Washington County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Great Swamp Fight

 
 
The Great Swamp Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dwight C. Brown Jr., circa ca 1968
1. The Great Swamp Fight Marker
Inscription. Three Quarters of a mile to the Southward on an island in the Great Swamp the Narragansett Indians were decisively defeated by the United Forces of the Massachusetts Bay, Connecticut, and Plymouth Colonies, Sunday, December 19, 1675.
 
Erected 1933 by State of Rhode Island.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 41° 28.753′ N, 71° 35.71′ W. Marker was near West Kingston, Rhode Island, in Washington County. Marker was at the intersection of South County Trail (Rhode Island Route 2) and Great Swamp Monument Road, on the left when traveling west on South County Trail. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: West Kingston RI 02892, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Great Swamp Fight (approx. mile away); Washington County Jail (approx. 3.6 miles away); Medal of Honor-Honor Roll (approx. 5.2 miles away); Rhode Island National Guard (approx. 5.2 miles away); Jewish War Veterans (approx. 5.3 miles away); Lonely Lookout Memorial (approx. 5.5 miles away); We Aim-To Deliver (approx. 5.5 miles away); Armed Services Memorial (approx. 5.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Post Where The Marker Was image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, August 3, 2011
2. Post Where The Marker Was
The Great Swamp Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barbara Crudale, Volunteer, Smith's Castle, RI, June 2, 2003
3. The Great Swamp Fight Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2009, by Byron C. Lewin of University Place, Washington. This page has been viewed 3,135 times since then and 94 times this year. Last updated on June 6, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. Photos:   1. submitted on April 9, 2010, by Dwight C. Brown Jr. of Bradford, Rhode Island.   2. submitted on June 6, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts.   3. submitted on October 4, 2009, by Byron C. Lewin of University Place, Washington. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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