Here for more than a century was the religious, business and civil center of Westerly. Near by in private homes, the people met in town meetings. Here crossed paths from what is now Hopkinton, Richmond and Westerly. Here were the first mill dam and . . . — — Map (db m29616) HM
Seventh Day Baptists, members of a church of like faith in Newport, Rhode Island until 1708, first worshipped in this community in 1672. The first meeting house was built in 1680. The nearby-by church, which replaced the original building, was . . . — — Map (db m30392) HM
(on the North side the following)
1680 - 1899
This Monument is a Memorial to the early Pastors of the Second Seventh-day Baptist Church in America, whose remains lie buried within the enclosing circle. They were stalwart men and sound . . . — — Map (db m30707) HM
Here original settlers lived in caves and shelters. Site of first church 1772 Pastors Oliver Dodge, Trustrum Dodge Nearby site of first school house, windmill, pound, precious spring. Indian burying hill — — Map (db m17231) HM
1590 A war party of 40 Mohegan Indians was driven over these bluffs by Block Island Indians - The Manisseans. Along this shore many vessels were wrecked S. Ann Hope S.S. Leyden Mars Spartan John Davis Munago S.S. Meteor Lightburne . . . — — Map (db m17230) HM
South of this spot is located Fort Ninigret marked by the State of Rhode Island as a memorial of the Narragansett and Niantic Indians. The unwavering friends and allies of our fathers. — — Map (db m31988) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m88151)
On Friday, March 2, 1945 at 2215 hours, Grumman F6F-5N Hellcat Buno
71418 crashed shortly after takeoff from runway 22, where it exploded and burned on the ice-covered waters 500 Ft off . . . — — Map (db m114948) HM
This American Liberty Elm was named after "The Liberty Tree: Our Country's first Symbol of Freedom." On the morning of August 14, 1765, the people of Boston awakened to discover two effigies suspended from an elm tree in protest of the hated . . . — — Map (db m114946) HM
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, . . . — — Map (db m138220) HM WM
In faithful memory of the veterans of all Wars of the United States of America, the Rhode Island State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution established this”Patriots Memorial Grove” 1979 — — Map (db m152521) WM
Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America Department of Rhode Island and Ladies Auxiliary.
Dedicated in Memory of all departed comrades who served their country in time of war to preserve freedom and human rights.
To honor their . . . — — Map (db m66425) WM
The lonely lookout through all weather searching the sea and sky for the enemy. The Signal Men and radio men communicate to ships in the convoy, while gun crews stand ready. A tribute to these brave men whom the world is indebted, these men must not . . . — — Map (db m66423) WM
To have struggled for freedom and to have sacrificed ones gift of life for his fellow man is service of the highest order. For such selflessness thoughtful men will be eternally grateful.
(Four Panels going from left to right)
(Panel 1) Medal . . . — — Map (db m66438) HM
(Inscription under the statue) Rhode Island National Guard
(Left Panel) Army National Guard-Since 1638-The Rhode Island Army National Guard was formed as a State Militia for the protection of the people. It always answers the call to arms when . . . — — Map (db m66428) WM
The U.S. Navy Armed Guard
The division of the U.S. Navy that dealt with the protection of merchant vessels from attacks by submarines and aircraft was known as the Armed Guard.
The armament of the merchant vessels started with one gun in . . . — — Map (db m66424) WM
Town of Narragansett
Walter H. B. Allen Jr.
Charles W. Booth
Frank H. Brayman Jr
Joseph A. Bristow
Edwin L. Card
Louis E. Card . . . — — Map (db m126612) WM
The Towers is one of the most highly visible, widely known, and universally cherished landmarks in the state of Rhode Island. It recalls Narragansett Piers heyday as one of the foremost seaside resorts of nineteenth-century America, the . . . — — Map (db m75997) HM
Wooden Light House Established 1810
Destroyed by storm September 17, 1815 / present tower built 1857
51 feet above ground - 65 feet above water
Occulting white light - 15 second group / 17,300 candle power
A tribute to the fishermen of . . . — — Map (db m51914) HM
The S.S. Black Point was built in 1918 at Camden, New Jersey as a coal collier. She was owned by Sprague Steamship Co. of Boston, Mass. And was 369 long 55 at the beam and was carrying 7500 tons of coal. Captain Charles Prior was master with a . . . — — Map (db m76004) HM WM
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 . . . — — Map (db m78927) HM
In 1942 Rhode Islander Frank J. lafrate was a 22 year old civilian file clerk at the Quonset Point Naval Air Station. In his spare time he drew cartoons. A Navy lieutenant with the newly established 'Construction Battalions' asked if he could . . . — — Map (db m115191) HM
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States. U.S. Department . . . — — Map (db m65655) HM
At this “round rock,” noted Indian landmark, the original purchase of this land was made from Quassaquanch, Kachanaquant, and Quequaquenuet, chief Sachems of the Narragansetts, by Samuel Wilbor, John Hull, John Porter, Samuel Wilson, . . . — — Map (db m48053) HM
On January 13th, 1886, Daniel Billington Griffin purchased a certain tract of land situated in Wakefield Village from Rowland & John N. Hazard for the sum of 2,000 dollars.
This particular parcel of land was located on the corner of Post Road . . . — — Map (db m115166) HM
This pillar is erected to the memory of William Jackson of Virginia, who was murdered upon this spot by ship captain Thomas Carter of Newport, Rhode Island who, having been ship-wrecked and rendered penniless thereby, and being . . . — — Map (db m29314) HM
within their fort upon this island
the Narragansett Indians
made their last stand
in King Philip's War and
were crushed by the united forces
of the Massachusetts Connecticut
and Plymouth Colonies
“Great Swamp . . . — — Map (db m22879) HM
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. — — Map (db m56046) HM
Founded in 1750 as Lotteryville
So named from the 1750 land lottery granted by the Rhode Island Assembly to Captain Joseph Pendleton to recoup the loss of his brigantine and its cargo on a return from the West Indies. Renamed Avondale in 1893 when . . . — — Map (db m30394) HM
Erected by the Samuel Ward Society, Children of the American Revolution of Westerly, Rhode Island, to mark the site of the birthplace of Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Ward, born in Westerly, November 17, 1756, died in New York City, August . . . — — Map (db m68757) WM
Highlights of the History
The Watch Hill Merry-Go-Round was built by the Charles Dare Company of NYC in 1867 using overstocked rocking horses
A traveling carnival brought the Merry-Go-Round to Watch Hill in 1883 and just left it here . . . — — Map (db m68179) HM
At the top of the marker, inscribed in a circle around an anchor, is the word Hope and the dates 1636 - 1936.
Entrance to the shipyard 1834-1874 whence sailed whalers and merchantmen hewn from native timber, commanded by native sons. . . . — — Map (db m31104) HM
In Memory Of All Who Gave Their
Lives And In Honor Of All Who
Served To Preserve Our Freedom
( far left panel)
Robinson Donald W. Choquette Arthur G. Barr J. Lindsey Gaccione Louis R. Chase Howard F. Jr. . . . — — Map (db m68234) WM
1917 – 1918
( south plaque on the column )
5th Co., C.A.C., R.I.N.G.
Adams, Edmund Adams, Irving R. Arnott, George Asher, Lloyd Barber, Wilfred Bentley, John I. Bernasconi, Peter . . . — — Map (db m69006) WM