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Providence in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Burning of British Taxed Tea

 
 
Burning of British Taxed Tea Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
1. Burning of British Taxed Tea Marker
Inscription. Near this spot the men and women of Providence showed their resistance to the unfair taxation by burning British Taxed tea in the night March 2nd 1775
 
Erected 1894 by Rhode Island Societies of Sons of the American Revolution and Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 49.551′ N, 71° 24.489′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 44) and College Street, on the left when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. 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 Grand Lodge of Rhode Island (here, next to this marker); The Hurricane of September 21st 1938 (within shouting distance of this marker); Around the Corner from Market Square (within shouting distance of this marker); The History of The Weybosset Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Rhode Island Korean Veterans Memorial
Marker is on the left side of the building image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
2. Marker is on the left side of the building
(within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Giovanni Da Verrazzano (about 300 feet away); First Town House of Providence (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 595 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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