Early Plymouth colonists called Barrington "The Garden of the Colony" for its beautiful location on Narragansett Bay and the Providence River, its numerous streams and meadows, and its fertile soil.
- from Bicknell, A History . . . — — Map (db m223012) HM
"When workers were building the Barrington Bridge in 1914, my grandmother, Maria Balia, who lived nearby would serve them drinks that she kept cold in her well. The workers used to go to her house every day and sit under the grape . . . — — Map (db m222998) HM
Osamequin Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary is named in honor of the Massasoit (Great Leader) Osamequin (or Ousamequin) of the Pokanoket Tribe. Osamequin, which means Yellow Feather, led his people in helping the settlers of the Plymouth Colony . . . — — Map (db m223753) HM
"I remember the spectacular view of the Barrington River in the Spring and Summer; the boats were moored in the beautiful harbor which gave the police access to our community from both land and water."
- Police Officer Joseph . . . — — Map (db m223004) HM
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
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
World War I
World War II
World War II
Combat Merchant Marines
Oath of . . . — — Map (db m222954) WM
In January 1680, following King Philips 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
Erected in memory of the stalwart founders and builders of Bristol those courageous men and women whose dauntless spirit and renowned achievements have become the everlasting heritage of this town — — Map (db m222923) HM
Finney's Distillery was discovered during demolition of the structure of the original Bank of Bristol (shown below, center). For nearly thirty-five years, two hundred gallons of rum were made each day. The rum was placed in barrels called . . . — — Map (db m222816) HM
In 1675, after King Philip's War, the lands known as Mount Hope were ceded to Plymouth Colony. Plymouth sold the area that became the Town of Bristol and its deep water harbor to four proprietors, who laid out streets relative to the waterfront. . . . — — Map (db m222772) HM
Today, Bristol's waterfront embodies the town's many successful efforts to repurpose its maritime-related resources and structures. The creation of the Bristol Waterfront Historic District in 1975 encouraged residents to work actively towards . . . — — Map (db m222783) HM
With the collapse of the DeWolf empire in 1825, Bristol's golden years came to an abrupt halt. Although the maritime economy would eventually rebound, it would never reach the plateau it had known prior to 1825. By the 1830s, new pressures on . . . — — Map (db m222828) HM
In Bristol's early years, the waterfront was an important means of transportation. In addition to ships engaged in the trans-Atlantic merchant trade, smaller boats ferried people and goods around both Narraganset Bay, and beyond to cities like . . . — — Map (db m222836) HM
After the Civil war, Bristol's economy shifted to the production of rubber goods. In 1865, August O. Bourn established the National Rubber Company on Wood Street and began manufacturing rubber using vulcanizing technology, which had been recently . . . — — Map (db m222849) HM
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
In 1818 James DeWolf and his brother built the DeWolf Warehouse. The DeWolf family engaged in numerous sea-related enterprises that included the slave trade, rum distilleries, privateering, merchant marine, insurance, banking and Cuban sugar and . . . — — Map (db m222814) HM
In grateful recognition of the veterans of Bristol Rhode Island who gave their lives to defend the liberties of the world
~ In memory of ~
Barboza, Manuel M.
Barron, Robert K. . . . — — Map (db m222893) WM
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
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
This Federal Style mansion designed by Russel Warren was built by George DeWolf in 1810. Money received from the trading of enslaved people funded its construction. The DeWolf family financed 88 slaving voyages accounting for 60 percent of all . . . — — Map (db m222899) HM
Dedicated to the following employees who entered the Armed Forces of our country
W. Steven Burns
J. Raymond Dugan
Carmelo Ficarra . . . — — Map (db m222950) WM
Dedicated in memory of
Specialist Michael Andrade
169th/115th MP Company
U.S. Army RI National Guard
May this boardwalk be a place for reflection, prayer and joy for all who visit. A place to remember and honor the sacrifices of all . . . — — Map (db m222781) WM
Organized by members of the Church of England 1718. First church erected on this spot 1720. Burned by the British May 25, 1778. Second church erected 1786. removed to make way for a larger one 1833. Third church burned Dec. 5, 1858. Fourth church . . . — — Map (db m222933) HM
The Herreshoff Manufacturing Company was started here in 1863 by John B. Herreshoff with his brother Nathanael G. Herreshoff as designer.
The Company designed and built many famous vessels including Seagoing Torpedo Boat No. 1 U.S.S. Cushing . . . — — Map (db m222724) HM
The War of Independence
Voice of the People
In response to the "Boston Tea Party" the citizens of Bristol in the Town Meeting of February 28, 1774 adopted an 11-point resolution in support which included these words: . . . — — Map (db m222856) HM WM
The America's Cup is not only the most prestigious and exciting yacht race in the world, but it is also a blending of each competing country's best technology and talent. All of the racing teams from each country engage their best naval . . . — — Map (db m222749) HM
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
1917 - 1918
In honor and in memory of the citizens of Bristol, R.I. who served in World War I
This square is dedicated in honor of the citizens of Bristol who served in the wars of our . . . — — Map (db m222902) WM
Rhode Island College, now Brown University, was founded on this site with the Rev. James Manning as its first President.
The First Commencement was held here in 1769, when the student enrollment was 29.
The College moved to its . . . — — Map (db m222989) HM
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
The town of Warren was first settled by people from the Pokanoket Tribe, later known as the Wampanoag. The Pokanoket controlled the land from Plymouth to the eastern shores of Narragansett Bay. In 1620, Osamequin, which translates as Yellow . . . — — Map (db m223848) HM
In memory of Hugh Cole. Born London, England, 1627. Died Swansea, Mass, 1699. An honorable and useful citizen of Plymouth Colony. Many years a representative of Swansea, Mass. A sergeant in King Philip's War, 1675. An esteemed friend of King . . . — — Map (db m223850) HM
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
This tablet was erected
May 25, 1897
Benevolent Baptist Society
Incorporated Aug. 29, 1785.
Pres. Nathan Miller
V.Pres. Ebenezer Cole
Treas. Robert Carr
Sec. Wm Turner Miller . . . — — Map (db m222986) HM
This truly magnificent building has been a light in both the spiritual and navigational life of Warren.
The first Methodist sermon ever preached in Warren was by Rev. Daniel Smith in 1789. The Rev. Jesse Lee, noted pioneer of . . . — — Map (db m222983) HM
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
The Warren Artillery Company
~ incorporated May 17, 1842~ supported Governor King during the "Dorr Rebellion." In recognition, the state and town each gave the company $500 toward the total cost of $3,000 to build an "armory and public . . . — — Map (db m222980) HM
Dedicated in memory of
Ronald James Wilkinson
Sgt. Wilkinson, a native of Warren, was born February 29, 1948 and was killed in action February 23, 1969 in Bien Hoa, South Vietnam, during the "Second Tet Offensive" . . . — — Map (db m222996) WM
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-Honor — — Map (db m66343) WM
War of 1812
Spanish American War
World War I
World War II
Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom
Died While in Service of Our Country . . . — — Map (db m222982) WM
Indigenous people known today as the Pokanoket Tribe had made their home in the Town of Warren for thousands of years prior to the arrival of the first European settlers.
The town and the surrounding area was called Sowams, and the land . . . — — Map (db m222960) HM
Washington St. so called since 1835. In colonial days, known as Ferry Lane; later, as King St. On the corner opposite stood Burrs Tavern, which in Revolutionary times played host to Washington; Jefferson, De Lafayette, De Castellux, Putnam and . . . — — Map (db m66344) HM
William Schaff is a veteran of the local arts scene known primarily for his album artwork for bands such as Okkervill River, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. He is also the founder of Warren's "Fort Foreclosure," a . . . — — Map (db m222994) HM