Peleg Arnold Tavern

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Arnold, Peleg, Tavern
Peleg Arnold tavern North Smithfield RI.JPG
Peleg Arnold Tavern, built ca. 1690
Peleg Arnold Tavern is located in Rhode Island
Peleg Arnold Tavern
Location Union Village, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°59′21″N 71°32′2″W / 41.98917°N 71.53389°W / 41.98917; -71.53389Coordinates: 41°59′21″N 71°32′2″W / 41.98917°N 71.53389°W / 41.98917; -71.53389
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74000046[1]
Added to NRHP July 30, 1974

The Peleg Arnold Tavern off Great Road in Union Village in North Smithfield, Rhode Island was built around 1690 and is one the oldest homes in North Smithfield. The oldest part of house was built in the late 17th century by Richard Arnold, one of the earliest settlers in the area.[2] His descendant, Peleg Arnold, greatly expanded the building a century later. Peleg Arnold was a justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and representative to the Continental Congress. Arnold's popular tavern served as center of American military operations in the town during the American Revolution. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[3]

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  • Walter Nebiker, The History of North Smithfield (Somersworth, NH: New England History Press, 1976).
  • Edward Field, State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations at the End of the Nineteenth Century, (Mason Pub. Co., RI: 1902), 646-649. [1]

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