A Shelter for Persons Distressed

A Shelter for Persons Distressed (HM121B)

Location: Providence, RI 02903 Providence County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 49.833', W 71° 24.637'

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In 1636, Roger Williams bought land from the Narragansett chiefs and established a colony here near the site of a fresh water spring. Naming the town for God's providence to him, Williams declared the settlement a shelter for the persecuted of all religions. The original settlers built their house in a row along the west side of the street, on narrow plots running uphill. The Williams house was directly across the street.
HM NumberHM121B
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 6:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 299823 N 4633772
Decimal Degrees41.83055000, -71.41061667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 49.833', W 71° 24.637'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 49' 49.98" N, 71° 24' 38.22" W
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Area Code(s)401
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 237 N Main St, Providence RI 02903, US
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