Ye Olde Map of James Towne or Quononquit Island
Visit the Jamestown Philomenian Library and enjoy the many versions of this map of our town.
“Ye Olde Map” was created in 1928 in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the incorporation of the town. It was designed by Sylvester Clyde King, Jr., a commercial artist who lived in North Kingstown.
The map has been used for many purposes. Students at the Thomas H. Clarke School learned manual skills by craving the map into their carpentry projects. Walter Leon Watson, whose printing firm held the copyright, printed the map on the dust jacket of his 1949 history of Jamestown. And several organization have incorporated it in promotional and advertising materials.