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7th Day Baptist Churches of Hopkinton and Westerly Marker image, Touch for more information
By Dwight C. Brown Jr., February 15, 2006
7th Day Baptist Churches of Hopkinton and Westerly Marker
Rhode Island (Washington County), Ashaway — 7th Day Baptist Churches of Hopkinton and Westerly
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
Rhode Island (Washington County), Ashaway — First Seventh Day Baptist Church of Hopkinton — 1622-1935
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
Rhode Island (Washington County), Ashaway — Seventh Day Baptist Minister's Monument
(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
Rhode Island (Washington County), Block Island — Fresh Pond — Elevation 78 Ft. — 1661
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
Rhode Island (Washington County), Block Island — Mohegan Bluffs — Elevation 163 Ft.
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
Rhode Island (Washington County), Charlestown — General Joseph Stanton Monument
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)
Rhode Island (Washington County), Cross' Mills — Fort Ninigret Marker
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
Rhode Island (Washington County), Cross's Mills — Fort Ninigret
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Rhode Island (Washington County), Exeter — 43d Infantry Division Memorial
In memory of our deceased comrades 43d Infantry Division, Veterans Association Winged Victory — Map (db m66422) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Exeter — Armed Services Memorial
This Memorial Monument is dedicated to those who have served in the Armed Forces so that we may live in peace and freedom from fear. — Map (db m66421) WM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Exeter — Jewish War Veterans
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
Rhode Island (Washington County), Exeter — Lonely Lookout Memorial
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
Rhode Island (Washington County), Exeter — Medal of Honor-Honor Roll
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
Rhode Island (Washington County), Exeter — Rhode Island National Guard
(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
Rhode Island (Washington County), Exeter — U.S. Navy Armed Guard Memorial
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
Rhode Island (Washington County), Exeter — We Aim-To Deliver
U.S. Navy Armed Guard WWII-Dedicated to all who served. — Map (db m66427) WM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Kingston — Washington County Jail
Old Washington County Jail Kingston, Rhode Island Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of Interior 1792-1858 — Map (db m56073) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Narragansett — Point Judith Light House
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
Rhode Island (Washington County), Narragansett — The Narragansett Pier — Towers & Casino — Architects: McKim, Mead & White
1883-1886 The Towers is one of the most highly visible, widely known, and universally cherished landmarks in the state of Rhode Island. It recalls Narragansett Pier’s heyday as one of the foremost seaside resorts of nineteenth-century America, the . . . — Map (db m75997) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Narragansett — The S.S. Black Point
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
Rhode Island (Washington County), North Kingstown — Roger Williams
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
Rhode Island (Washington County), Saunderstown — Gilbert Stuart Birthplace
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
Rhode Island (Washington County), South Kingstown — Pettaquamscutt Rock
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
Rhode Island (Washington County), Wakefield — Carter Jackson Monument
East side 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
Rhode Island (Washington County), West Kingston — The Great Swamp Fight — 19 December 1675
Attacked 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 in the “Great Swamp . . . — Map (db m22879) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), West Kingston — The Great Swamp Fight
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
Rhode Island (Washington County), Westerly — Avondale
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
Rhode Island (Washington County), Westerly — First Bridge over Pawcatuck River
Near this spot was the ford or Indian trail used until the building of the first bridge over Pawcatuck River about 1712. — Map (db m29918) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Westerly — Pawcatuck River
Pawcatuck River mentioned as the western boundary of Rhode Island in the charter of 1663 — Map (db m29916) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Westerly — Samuel Ward Birthplace Site
A.D. 1904 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
Rhode Island (Washington County), Westerly — Spanish American War Monument
To the Soldiers and Sailors who served and to all the patriotic men and women who helped defend the nation’s honor - in the war with Spain - Dedicated July 18, 1924 — Map (db m68273) WM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Westerly — The Shipyard
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
Rhode Island (Washington County), Westerly — Watch Hill Merry-Go-Round
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
Rhode Island (Washington County), Westerly — Westerly – Pawcatuck War Memorial
In Memory Of All Who Gave Their Lives And In Honor Of All Who Served To Preserve Our Freedom ( far left panel) Korean Conflict Robinson Donald W. • Choquette Arthur G. • Barr J. Lindsey • Gaccione Louis R. • Chase Howard F. Jr. • . . . — Map (db m68234) WM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Westerly — Westerly Veterans Memorial
Westerly World War Memorial 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

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