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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bristol, 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
Bristol is in Bristol County
      Bristol County (13)  
ADJACENT TO BRISTOL COUNTY
      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
 
 
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Nov. 28, 2022