Tiverton in Newport County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
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.
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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. 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, Castles • War, US Revolutionary •
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