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A Shelter for Persons Distressed

 
 
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By Bryan Simmons, June 5, 2012
1. A Shelter for Persons Distressed Marker
Inscription. In 1636, Roger Williams bought land from the Narragansett chiefs and established a colony here near the site of a fresh water spring. Naming the town for God's providence to him, Williams declared the settlement a shelter for the persecuted of all religions. The original settlers built their house in a row along the west side of the street, on narrow plots running uphill. The Williams house was directly across the street.
 
Location. 41° 49.833′ N, 71° 24.637′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is on North Main Street, in the median. Touch for map. The Marker is located in the Roger Williams National Memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Providence RI 02903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Wellspring of Providence (here, next to this marker); The Original Water Supply (a few steps from this marker); A Howling Wilderness (within shouting distance of this marker); Gabriel Bernon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Century to Statehood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Thoroughfare Town (about 300 feet away); Witness to History (about 300 feet away); Snow Town Riot 1831 (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
A Shelter for Persons Distressed image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 5, 2012
2. A Shelter for Persons Distressed
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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