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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kent County, Rhode Island

 
Clickable Map of Kent 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 Kent County, RI (16) Bristol County, RI (13) Newport County, RI (112) Providence County, RI (218) Washington County, RI (45) New London County, CT (289) Windham County, CT (91)  KentCounty(16) Kent County (16)  BristolCounty(13) Bristol County (13)  NewportCounty(112) Newport County (112)  ProvidenceCounty(218) Providence County (218)  WashingtonCounty(45) Washington County (45)  NewLondonCountyConnecticut(289) New London County (289)  WindhamCounty(91) Windham County (91)
East Greenwich is the county seat for Kent County
Adjacent to Kent County, Rhode Island
      Bristol County (13)  
      Newport County (112)  
      Providence County (218)  
      Washington County (45)  
      New London County, Connecticut (289)  
      Windham County, Connecticut (91)  
 
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1Rhode Island (Kent County), Coventry — Coventry War Memorial
Dedicated to the citizens of the Town of Coventry who made the supreme sacrifice serving their Country • • • Erected by the Coventry Garden Club May 30, 1949Map (db m152527) WM
2Rhode Island (Kent County), Coventry — Liberty Tree Memorial
This American Liberty Elm was named after “The Liberty Tree: Our Country’s First Symbol of Freedom.” On the morning of August 14, 1765 Boston awakened to discover two effigies of British official hanging from the branches of a towering . . . Map (db m83422) HM
3Rhode Island (Kent County), Coventry — Liberty Tree Memorial
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 Stamp . . . Map (db m152526) HM
4Rhode Island (Kent County), Coventry — Major Edouard J. Jacques
In Memory of Major Edouard J. Jacques For his dedicated service to the United States of America having received the Distinguished Flying Cross from the 8th Army Air Force during WWII (1944-1945), the R.I. Star, & for his dedicated service to the . . . Map (db m152528) HM WM
5Rhode Island (Kent County), Coventry — Nathanael Greene
Of the generals of the American Revolution, second only to Washington. Built this house in 1770 and lived in it as a private. He joined the army at Cambridge in 1775.Map (db m83586) HM
6Rhode Island (Kent County), Coventry — Nathanael Greene Memorial
Coventry High School and the National Student Council honor Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene Rhode Island           Delaware New Hampshire           Maryland Massachusetts           Virginia New York           North Carolina Connecticut           . . . Map (db m83411) HM
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7Rhode Island (Kent County), Coventry — The General Nathanael Greene Homestead
Homestead OverviewIn 1770, this house was built by 27 year-old Quaker and iron-master, Nathanael Greene. The building is a well-preserved 18th Century structure of simple, yet refined design. The iron forge, which was located on the Pawtuxet . . . Map (db m83326) HM
8Rhode Island (Kent County), Coventry — The Nathanael Greene Homestead Cemetery
Cemetery HistoryThe first Greene family interment occurred in 1786 with the death of Miss Margaret Greene, daughter of Jacob (General Greene’s brother) and Margaret Greene. There are seventeen identified interments in the cemetery and four . . . Map (db m83400) HM
9Rhode Island (Kent County), Coventry — Waterman Tavern — National Register of Historic Places - 1974 —
Used as Headquarters for the French Troops on their march to and from Yorktown 1781-1782 Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene Gen. Lafayette Gen. Rochambeau RI Commemorative Committee for Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene Coventry . . . Map (db m189625) HM
10Rhode Island (Kent County), East Greenwich — General James Mitchell Varnum Home
General James Mitchell Varnum Brigadier General of the Continental Army was instrumental in creating the Rhode Island Black Regiment which provided the first genuine route to freedom for Afro-American people in Rhode IslandMap (db m58174) HM
11Rhode Island (Kent County), East Greenwich — June 12, 1775
On June 12, 1775 The General Assembly for the state of Rhode Island met on this site and enacted a resolution to charter and arm two sloops for the protection of trade and appointed Abraham Whipple to be commander with the rank and power of . . . Map (db m58263) HM
12Rhode Island (Kent County), East Greenwich — Kentish Guards Drill Field
1774-1974 Kentish Guards Drill Field To those Kentish Guardsmen who in 1774 utilized this field to prepare themselves for the conflict that assured our independence. This tablet was dedicated on the 200th Anniversary of the Kentish Guards . . . Map (db m58261) HM
13Rhode Island (Kent County), East Greenwich — The Marlborough Street Chapel
Built in 1872 by William Northup on the former site of Scalloptown. This chapel was the first fully integrated congregation in East Greenwich.Map (db m58389) HM
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14Rhode Island (Kent County), Greene — Summit
The village of Summit was called Perry’s Hollow in the 18th century. Located on a ridge between the Flat River and the Moosup River Watersheds, the name “Summit” signified a high point along the adjacent railroad line. Summit . . . Map (db m107453) HM
15Rhode Island (Kent County), Warrick — The Peter Freeman LotWarwick Historical Cemetery #26
The Peter Freeman Lot (Warwick Historical Cemetery #26) is an historic cemetery protected by State and City regulations. The Lot is described as 100 feet by 75 feet in size, containing 22 individuals (with 20 inscribed headstones and one . . . Map (db m150256) HM
16Rhode Island (Kent County), Warwick — Conimicut Lighthouse
Location: Conimicut Shoal, entrance to Providence River, Narragansett Bay 41 43 01 N 71 20 42 W Originally Established: 1868 Present Light House Established: 1882 / Automated: 1963 Construction Material: Cast iron / Present Optic: 250 mm . . . Map (db m198179) HM
 
 
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Dec. 8, 2022