Cemetery NumberSK030
TownSOUTH KINGSTOWN
Cemetery NameBRIG GEN ISAAC P. RODMAN LOT
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LocationFIORE INDUSTRIAL DR. (#170)
StateRI
DirectionN
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Distance200
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Size in Feet60
Size in Feet137
OwnerSO COUNTY SAND & GRAVEL
Burials30
Inscriptions26
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Exist?YES
Last seen date?2003
Newest1967
Oldest1799
VandalismY
Veteran1
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CommentThis cemetery is off Saugatucket Road between Kingston Road and North Road, about 750 feet north of Emmit Lane in Rocky Brook. It is on a hill in the South County Sand and gravel Co. To get to it turn into Fiore Industrial Drive and drive to the gate house. You must get permission to go into the gravel pit. Follow the grassy path up to the cemetery. It is easy to spot the large monument for Civil War General Isaac Peace Rodman. While the cemetery is nicely cared for, many of the stones are broken. It is 53 feet x 106 feet, in fair condition, enclosed with a stone wall. The General Rodman family is surrounded by granite curbing. The historical cemetery sign is in poor condition. There are thirty burials with 26 inscribed stones. James N. Arnold recorded this cemetery Apr. 17, 1881, his #285 “in the Rodman burial ground north of Rocky Brook lot walled, capped and faced in good order we find...” He also noted a slave lot , his #286, right after he recorded SK 30, “on the east side of wall of the above [SK 30] is another yard the graves of which are marked by rude stones containing 25 large and 18 small graves, we understand these were slaves and their descendants, no protection.” On Dec. 11, 1880 Arnold noted, his #265, “across wall from Gen. Isaac P. Rodman on a knoll, open lot an Indian burial yard supposed, now plowed down was quite a large yard once.” This is the cemetery that prompted Rep. Leona Kelley to introduce legislation that makes it illegal to excavate within 25 feet of a historical cemetery. Recorded by John Sterling and James Wheaton for a 2004 book on South Kingstown cemeteries.
Conditionfair
Enclosurestone wall
Gateno gate
Growthcleared
Terrainhilly moderate