Bristol Ferry Town Common

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This is the site of a town common dating back to 1714. Ferry service started here in 1640. This 1.5 acre space was originally used by farmers and others to keep their livestock and other goods while waiting for the ferry to Bristol. Above the ferry area was a British fort during the Occupation. This area was the transportation hub for Aquidneck Island (Rhode Island) and there are records of George Washington passing through here after visiting with General Rochambeau in 1781. The French and Americans would make the start of their long journey to victory at Yorktown through Bristol Ferry.

A picture of the Bristol Ferry Town Common plaque, with a suspension bridge in the background.
Bristol Ferry Town Common Plaque
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