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

General Joseph Stanton Monument

 
 
General Joseph Stanton Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2015
1. General Joseph Stanton Jr. Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Front (North) Side of the Monument:

Erected by the
State of Rhode Island
In Memory of
General Joseph Stanton Jr.
First U.S. Senator from Rhode Island
Under the Constitution from
1790 to 1793
U.S. Representative from
1801 to 1807
Born July 19, 1739
Died December 15, 1821

Text on the Back (South) Side of the Monument:

Commission
Herbert E. Lewis Chairman
George T. Cranston
Millard F. Tucker
Secretary

 
Erected by State of Rhode Island.
 
Location. 41° 21.313′ N, 71° 42.766′ W. Marker is near Charlestown, Rhode Island, in Washington County. Marker is on Old Post Road near Post Road (U.S. 1), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The monument is located at the western end of a small and narrow strip of land that is situated between the Old Post Road and the Post Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5153 Old Post Road, Charlestown RI 02813, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Ward Birthplace Site (approx. 3 miles away); Fort Ninigret
General Joseph Stanton Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2015
2. General Joseph Stanton Jr. Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the monument.
(approx. 3.8 miles away); Fort Ninigret Marker (approx. 4 miles away); Seventh Day Baptist Minister's Monument (approx. 5.4 miles away); 7th Day Baptist Churches of Hopkinton and Westerly (approx. 5 miles away); First Seventh Day Baptist Church of Hopkinton (approx. 5.9 miles away); Spanish American War Monument (approx. 6.2 miles away); Westerly Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. According to Wikipedia, "there is a monument to Stanton on US Route 1 in Charlestown, Rhode Island, in front of his birthplace, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places."
 
Also see . . .
1. Joseph Stanton, Jr. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on September 4, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Joseph Stanton House/Wilcox Tavern and General Stanton Monument. This is a link to information provided by the United States Department of the Interior, the National Park Service, regarding nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on September 4, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
General Joseph Stanton Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2015
3. General Joseph Stanton Jr. Marker
View of the southwest side of the monument.
General Joseph Stanton Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2015
4. General Joseph Stanton Jr. Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
General Joseph Stanton Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2015
5. General Joseph Stanton Jr. Marker
View of the west side of the monument.
General Joseph Stanton Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2015
6. General Joseph Stanton Jr. Marker
View of the monument looking east along the Post Road (US 1).
General Joseph Stanton Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2015
7. General Joseph Stanton Jr. Marker
View of the monument looking east along the Old Post Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 3, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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