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Tiverton in Newport County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Fort Barton

 
 
Fort Barton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
1. Fort Barton Marker
Inscription.
The earthen mounds on this site are the original fortifications that defended Tiverton against British forces that occupied Aquidneck Island. With hand tools & human toil colonists dug the breastworks then pulled artillery pieces up the hill to the redoubt.

Please enoy your visit in a way that preserves the sanctity of the place.
 
Location. 41° 37.518′ N, 71° 12.425′ W. Marker is in Tiverton, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Highland Road and Lawton Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on a walking trail at Fort Barton, across the street from Tiverton Town Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Tiverton RI 02878, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Holtís Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Barton (within shouting distance of this marker); Portsmouth Compact (approx. 2 miles away); Butts Hill Fort (approx. 2.4 miles away); W 3 R (approx. 2.5 miles away); Battle of Rhode Island † 1778 (approx.
Fort Barton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
2. Fort Barton Marker
2.9 miles away); Garden of New England (approx. 2.9 miles away); Site of the Battle of Rhode Island (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tiverton.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Rhode Island. (Submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Fort Barton Woods & Revolutionary War Redoubt. Map of the Fort Barton area. (Submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Observation Tower at Fort Barton image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
3. Observation Tower at Fort Barton
Fort Barton Earthworks image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
4. Fort Barton Earthworks
The earthworks of Fort Barton are seen here from the observation tower. The marker is also visible along the trail.
View from the Observation Tower image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
5. View from the Observation Tower
Aquidneck Island, which was occupied by the British at the start of the Battle of Rhode Island, as seen from the observation tower.
Fort Barton image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
6. Fort Barton
This view of Fort Barton is from the Town Hall. The trail on which the marker is located is to the left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 654 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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