Jireh Bull Blockhouse

The Jireh Bull Blockhouse (RI-926, also known as the Jireh Bull Garrison House or Jireh Bull Block House) is an historic archaeological site on Middlebridge Road in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. In 1657 a blockhouse was built on the site by Jireh Bull, son of Rhode Island Governor Henry Bull. The stone garrison house was burned by the Native Americans in King Philip's War on December 15, 1675, and fifteen of its defenders were massacred. The site was acquired by the Rhode Island Historical Society in 1925.[2]

Jireh Bull Blockhouse Historic Site
JirehBullHouseNormanIsham.jpg
Drawing of the site by Norman Isham, 1917
Nearest citySouth Kingstown, Rhode Island
Built1657 (1657)
NRHP reference No.83003869[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 3, 1983

The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "Historical and Architectural Resources of South Kingstown, Rhode Island" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-09-25.