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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bristol County, Rhode Island

 
Clickable Map of Bristol County, Rhode Island and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Bristol County, RI (13) Kent County, RI (16) Newport County, RI (112) Providence County, RI (218) Bristol County, MA (184)  BristolCounty(13) Bristol County (13)  KentCounty(16) Kent County (16)  NewportCounty(112) Newport County (112)  ProvidenceCounty(218) Providence County (218)  BristolCountyMassachusetts(184) Bristol County (184)
Bristol is the county seat for Bristol County
Adjacent to Bristol County, Rhode Island
      Kent County (16)  
      Newport County (112)  
      Providence County (218)  
      Bristol County, Massachusetts (184)  
 
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1Rhode Island (Bristol County), Bristol — An Artistic BridgeMount Hope Bridge
The Mount Hoge Bridge was immediately heralded as a triumph of engineering and remarkably beautiful structure. Steinman had began with an inherently graceful bridge form and then given special attention in the artistic design of the entire . . . Map (db m186854) HM
2Rhode Island (Bristol County), Bristol — Bridge ConstructionMount Hope Bridge
The Mount Hope Bridge was built as a private toll bridge by the Mount Hope Bridge Co. after state proposals for a public bridge were defeated. In 1927, Dr. David B Steinman, the noted New York bridge engineer, produced the design for a graceful . . . Map (db m186853) HM
3Rhode Island (Bristol County), Bristol — Bristol Civil War Monument
. . . Map (db m198186) WM
4Rhode Island (Bristol County), Bristol — Early Bristol 17th Century Beginnings
In January 1680, following King Philip’s War, Plymouth Colony sold the area “known by the name of Mount Hope Neck and Poppasquash Neck”, which was part of Sowams, the ancestral home of the Pokanoket Tribe. Following the sale, four wealthy Boston . . . Map (db m186127) HM
5Rhode Island (Bristol County), Bristol — In the Miery SwampKing Philip Fell
In the 'Miery Swamp,' 100 feet W.S.W. from this spring, according to tradition, King Philip fell, August 12, 1676, O.S. This stone placed by the R.I. Historical Society. December, 1877.Map (db m86296) HM
6Rhode Island (Bristol County), Bristol — Mount HopeSacred Land of the Pokanokets — A Sowams Heritage Area Site —
Mount Hope (originally Montaup in the Pokanoket language) is a wooded promontory on the eastern shore of Bristol, Rhode Island overlooking the part of Narragansett Bay known as Mount Hope Bay. Before the European settlers arrived in New England, . . . Map (db m186121) HM
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7Rhode Island (Bristol County), Bristol — Mount Hope Bridge
Connecting Providence plantations settled by Roger Williams 1636 with the island of Rhode Island settled by John Clarke 1638 (purchased from the Indians and originally called Aquidneck) On the nearby shores of Mount Hope lived the Wampanoag . . . Map (db m198190) HM
8Rhode Island (Bristol County), Bristol — Washington Crossed HereMount Hope Bridge
For centuries travelers have come here, where the waters narrow between Mount Hope Bay and Narragansett Bay, to come over to Aquidneck Island. Before 1929, the trip was made by water. The Wampanoag people, who were the earliest residents of Mount . . . Map (db m190085) HM
9Rhode Island (Bristol County), Warren — Burr's HillRoyal Pokanoket Burial Site — Sowams Heritage Area —
The Sowams Heritage Area includes Barrington, Bristol, East Providence, Providence, and Warren RI, and Rehoboth, Seekonk and Swansea, MA. Sowams means "Southern Area” and was the historic home of the Pokanokets (later described as Wampanoags) . . . Map (db m155910) HM
10Rhode Island (Bristol County), Warren — Massasoit Park Sacred Circle Monument
In October of 2000 the Massasoit Park Revitalization Committee rehabilitated and re-dedicated this park for the community of Warren as a recreational space for the Historic Waterfront District. In the “Sacred Circle,” East, West, North and . . . Map (db m188388) HM
11Rhode Island (Bristol County), Warren — 3 — The Middle PassageWarren Historic Site
Rhode Island was the center of the American transatlantic slave trade, accounting for the majority of American slave voyages from 1700 until 1808. More than 110,000 Africans were forcibly taken from their homeland on Rhode Island ships and . . . Map (db m150887) HM
12Rhode Island (Bristol County), Warren — Vietnam Memorial
In memory of those from Warren killed in action in Vietnam. PFC Lester M DeRiso • Capt Edward C. Krawczyk • Sgt Ronald J. Wilkinson • Cpl Richard C. Brule. Service-Sacrifice-HonorMap (db m66343) WM
13Rhode Island (Bristol County), Warren — Washington St.
Washington St. so called since 1835. In colonial days, known as Ferry Lane; later, as King St. On the corner opposite stood Burr’s Tavern, which in Revolutionary times played host to Washington; Jefferson, De Lafayette, De Castellux, Putnam and . . . Map (db m66344) HM
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Dec. 3, 2022