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By Bryan Simmons, February 1, 2012
Rhode Island Red Marker
Rhode Island (Newport County), Adamsville — Rhode Island Red
To commemorate the birthplace of the Rhode Island Red breed of fowl which originated near this location. Red fowls were breed extensively by farmers of this district and later named Rhode Island Reds and brought into National prominence by the . . . — Map (db m56093) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Conanicut Battery
Conanicut Battery A Revolutionary Fort Built by Americans in 1776 Grounds cleared and tablet placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution of Rhode Island — Map (db m56383) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Fog Signal Building
In 1829, Congress appropriated $1,250 for a 600-pound fog bell for Beavertail. Prior to that time the keeper fired a cannon on foggy nights. That same year a fog bell house was built adjacent to the tower. Beavertail has probably seen more . . . — Map (db m88667) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Fort Wetherill
Situated atop 50-70 foot high cliffs with clear views of the horizon and Block Island to the south. Fort Wetherill held an important strategic position within an extended harbor defense system of Narragansett Bay during World Wars I and . . . — Map (db m56680) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Foundation of the Original Beavertail Lighthouse
Foundation of the Original Beavertail Lighthouse Erected 1749 Third Lighthouse To Be Established On The Atlantic Coast — Map (db m88630) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Harbor Mine (Torpedo) Complex
The Harbor Mine or Torpedo Complex was constructed during the period of 1908 to 1911 as part of a comprehensive harbor defense system for Narragansett Bay. The two-story concrete structure served as a Mine Storage Warehouse in which the parts . . . — Map (db m56683) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — History of the Beavertail Light Station
1678 Town of Jamestown is incorporated. There are about 150 residents. 1705 Jamestown Town Council orders that a Watch House be built at "Beaver Tail." 1712 Jamestown Town Council . . . — Map (db m88673) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — History of the Dumplings
Historically, the rocky cliffs behind and above the buildings of the Harbor Mine Complex were of military significance to Rhode Island's earliest colonists, who built earthen fortifications on its headland and installed cannon to protect nearby . . . — Map (db m56686) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Memorial to the Veterans of Jamestown
Memorial To The Veterans of Jamestown, Rhode Island Who Served In The Spanish - American War World War One World War Two The Korean War The Vietnamese War — Map (db m88699) WM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Oil Storage Building
Beavertail Light was lit with whale oil for many decades. Whale oil was smoky, hard to light at cold temperatures, and the quality varied greatly. In addition, early lights were dim and burned twenty to thirty gallons of oil a month.

In the . . . — Map (db m56679) HM

Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Prospect HillFire Control Stations — Modern Coastal Defenses
This area along the crest of Prospect Hill was an integral part of the Narragansett Bay coastal defense system from 1916 to 1945. From here, military observers had an unobstructed view of the approaches to the Bay, as well as East and West passages . . . — Map (db m56678) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — The 1749 Foundation
Below this concrete cap sits the stone foundation Beavertail's 1749 lighthouse.

Initially built to provide safe passage into Newport's colonial harbor, it was designed and built by Peter Harrison, "America's first architect," who later . . . — Map (db m56457) HM

Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — The Assistant Keeper's House
The first assistant keeper at Beavertail Light was hired about 1859. It appears that the early assistant keepers shared part of the keeper's quarters or lived in one of the outbuildings on site. In 1898, the U.S. Lighthouse Board added this . . . — Map (db m88631) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — The Granite Light Tower
The current tower was built in 1856 to replace a deteriorating 1753 structure. The granite tower rises to a height of 40.9 feet and measures 10 feet on each side. It is constructed of 27 rows of granite blocks, weighing a total of 180 tons. . . . — Map (db m88666) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — The Keeper's House
Although most lighthouse keepers were married, at many small lighthouses they lived a solitary life while their families remained on the mainland. Beavertail, being on Conanicut Island, allowed the keepers and their family to live at the site. . . . — Map (db m88672) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — The West Passage to Narragansett Bay
You are looking at the West Passage, one of two entrances to Narragansett Bay, New England's largest estuary. There are over 30 islands in the bay. There is very little commercial shipping in the West Passage since it is much shallower than the . . . — Map (db m88640) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Jamestown — Whale Rock Lighthouse
What resembles a submarine on the surface just over a mile southwest of this point is all that remains of the Whale Rock Lighthouse. Whale Rock is a flat ledge about a half acre in size, yet it claimed at least eight ships and six lives . . . — Map (db m88648) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Little Compton — Col. Benjamin Church
This Tablet erected by the Rhode Island Society of Colonial Wars in recognition of the exceptional services rendered by Col. Benjamin Church His fearless leadership and effective command during King Philip's war 1675-1676 — Map (db m52392) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Middletown — Green End Fort
Built 1777 by the English for the defence of Newport The gift of ---------- W. W. Sherman J. N. Brown H. Brown F. S. Barker S. P. Barker — Map (db m48062) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Middletown — Prescott’s Headquarters
In this house the British General Prescott was taken prisoner on the night of July 9, 1777 by Lieutenant-Colonel Barton of the Rhode Island Line. — Map (db m48060) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — A Giant Among Forts
Imagine this twenty acre fort filled to capacity: 2,400 soldiers here to defend Newport with 468 cannon sited along the most probable attack routes. Though designed to house an imposing force, Fort Adams was normally garrisoned with several . . . — Map (db m48125) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Alexander Jack Jr. Housec.1811 — NRF Founded by Doris Duke 1968
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m66358) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Bay Islands Park
The Bay Islands Park, managed by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, consists of nine sites that extend from Patience Island in the upper bay to Beavertail and Brenton Point overlooking Rhode Island Sound. Each of the nine . . . — Map (db m48451) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Between the Wars
Fort Adams . . . often was dubbed the country club of the army, especially by those officers and enlisted men who were assigned to it after duty in foreign areas. And its peacetime background was dotted with stories of high society and . . . — Map (db m48233) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Boats of the Bay
1.   Ferry Increasing numbers of Rhode Islanders board cruise boats and ferries to get out of the Bay. These ferries are reminiscent of the pleasure steamboats that were so common on Narragansett Bay one hundred years ago. 2.   Fast . . . — Map (db m56460) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Brenton Point Maritime Memorial
In Honor of Ernest Coggeshall, Jr. 9/2/15 – 4/27/95 Capt. Joseph X. “Jay” O’Brien, Jr. 4/21/54 – 12/16/90 Dad, Mom and Family [ Right Side of Monument : ] James Wah Gin Wong 1918 – 1993 Stephen Joseph . . . — Map (db m48922) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Brenton Point State Park
Governor Philip W. Noel Lt. Governor J. Joseph Garrahy Director Dennis J. Murphy, Jr. Sen. Erich A. O’D. Taylor, President Sen. Robert J. McKenna Mayor Humphrey J. Donnelly, III Committee Chairman James Thomson Douglas Agnes R. Curtis . . . — Map (db m48973) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Buffum-Redwood Housec. 1700 enlarged 1740 — NRF Founded by Doris Duke 1968
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m66364) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Building a Fortress
U.S. army officer, Joseph G. Totten superintended the construction of Fort Adams beginning in 1825. He oversaw all details of construction until 1838, when he was appointed as the first Chief Engineer of the newly created Army Corps of Engineers. [ . . . — Map (db m48181) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Buliod-Perry Housec. 1750
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m48689) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Cap't George Buckmaster Housec. 1768 — NRF Founded by Doris Duke 1968
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m66356) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Captain John Warren HouseBuilt 1737
French Navy Artillery Headquarters   1780 - 1781 — Map (db m48098) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Changing Role of the Fort
The late 19th century saw revolutionary changes in both weapons and strategies of defense. Steam powered ships with high velocity naval guns could now bring the walls down and rendered forts obsolete. To remedy the risk, Fort Adams expanded outside . . . — Map (db m48230) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Chateau-sur-Mer & Its Neighbors: A Victorian District Preserved
The buildings surrounding Chateau-sur-Mer capture the spirit of Newport in the High Victorian era. This block preserves one of the greatest concentrations of Victorian architecture and landscape design in Newport from the period 1850 to 1890. The . . . — Map (db m48609) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Defending From Land Assault
Think about how difficult a land attack against Fort Adams would be. First, you would have to capture the Redoubt, located a quarter mile to the south. You would then have to charge up the sloping glacis to the Southern front. Finally, you would . . . — Map (db m48138) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Defending Narragansett Bay
During the 19th century, Newport was the only deep water harbor between New York and Boston which could serve as a base for a large fleet of warships. Fort Adams was located at a crucial point where it could prevent the entry of enemy warships into . . . — Map (db m48129) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Defending Narragansett Bay
During the 19th century, Newport was the only deep water harbor between New York and Boston which could serve as a base for a large fleet of warships. Fort Adams was located at a crucial point where it could prevent the entry of enemy warships into . . . — Map (db m48235) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Eisenhower Park
Named in honor of Dwight D. Eisenhower President of the United States 1953 – 1961 Dedicated   22 July 1960 — Map (db m48969) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Elisha Johnson Housec. 1750
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m66366) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — EqyptAir Flight 990 Memorial
In loving memory of the 217 family members and friends lost on EqyptAir Flight 990 ca 60 miles south of Nantucket Island October 31, 1999 ♦   ♦   ♦ May God’s eternal light shine on them ♦   ♦   ♦ “They are . . . — Map (db m48925) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Erich A. O’D. Taylor
Statesman ~ Legislator Teacher   ~   Patriot 1st Chairman – Fort Adams Foundation May 18, 1972 A dynamic force for the preservation of Fort Adams with a determination as unyielding as this granite block. — Map (db m48444) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Fort Adams
History you can Touch Explore the casemates where the big guns once roared. Discover how 8 soldiers worked together to load and fire each cannon. Step into the quarters where the soldiers and their families lived. Ascend to the scenic . . . — Map (db m48249) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Fort Adams
History you can Touch Explore the casemates where the big guns once roared. Discover how 8 soldiers worked together to load and fire each cannon. Step into the quarters where the soldiers and their families lived. Ascend to the scenic . . . — Map (db m48276) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Fort Adams
History you can Touch Explore the casemates where the big guns once roared. Discover how 8 soldiers worked together to load and fire each cannon. Step into the quarters where the soldiers and their families lived. Ascend to the scenic . . . — Map (db m48284) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Fort Adams Foundation
To honor the members of the Fort Adams Foundation May 4, 1976 Governor Philip W. Noel Lt. Governor J. Joseph Garrahy Director Dennis J. Murphy, Jr. George E. Howarth, 1st Commandant Sen. Erich A. O’D. Taylor, President Sen. Robert J. McKenna Rep. . . . — Map (db m48971) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Gideon Cornell Housec. 1765 — NRF Founded by Doris Duke 1965
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m66355) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Going Great Guns
Picture this space in action as gun crews drilled in live fire exercises – the booming noise of cannon, the thick smoke, the smell of burnt powder, and the shouting of commands. This casemate, a chamber with openings for cannons, could house . . . — Map (db m48333) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Great Friends Meeting House
In 1639, Helen and Nicholas Easton, John Clarke, William Coddington and others left Portsmouth, the settlement founded in 1638 by Anne Hutchinson and others on the northern end of Aquidneck Island. They came south and founded Newport. Newport’s . . . — Map (db m48498) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Hunter House
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States U.S. . . . — Map (db m48093) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — J. Joseph M. Martin
In Memory Of J. Joseph M. Martin 1874 - 1933 Veteran of Spanish - American War Company F. 1st Rhode Island U.S. Volunteer Infantry Member Of 1901 - Common Council - 1907 1907 - Representative Council - 1916 1917 - Board of . . . — Map (db m88700) HM WM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — James Nicholl HouseCirca 1750
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places The James Nicoll House c. 1750 by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m48687) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — John Adams1735 – 1826
Second President of the United States in whose honor this Fort was named. July 4th, 1799 — Map (db m48085) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Jonathan Gibbs Housec. 1771 — NRF Founded by Doris Duke 1968
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m66361) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Life in Fort Adams
I did not have far or long to look, because, being the junior officer of the garrison I could displace no other, and besides, there was but one casemate available for me to choose from . . .   A good sweeping and a little glazing of broken . . . — Map (db m48130) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Maj. Gen. Isaac Ingalls Stevens
In memory of Maj. Gen. Isaac Ingalls Stevens Born in Andover, Mass. Who gave to the service of his country a quick and comprehensive mind, a warm and generous heart, a firm will and a strong arm, and who fell while rallying his command with the flag . . . — Map (db m48625) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Mary Ferrazzali Park
Mary Ferrazzoli (1928-1994) was the visionary leader who founded the Friends of the Waterfront in 1982. She vigorously championed public access and stood firmly opposed to the commercial overdevelopment of the Newport waterfront blocking public . . . — Map (db m59981) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Memorial to the French Fleet
[ South side : ] Near this spot the French army of 6000 men led by General Rochambeau our allies in the War for Independence first set foot upon American soil July XIII 1780 [ East side : ] I welcome the news of your arrival A . . . — Map (db m49054) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Militia Commonc. 1700
This piece of land was given to the town of Newport by Major Nathaniel Sheffield and Mr. Daniel Thurston as common land to be used as a mustering place for the militia. This marker dedicated by the Artillery Company of Newport on their 250th year . . . — Map (db m48096) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Missing at Sea May 7, 2007
Capt. Trey Topping July 25, 1967 Capt. Jason Franks February 10, 1973 Christine Grinavic January 21, 1981 Rhiannon Borisoff July 26, 1984 Now they are sailing alongside their God with fair winds, following seas, and the warm sun shining on their . . . — Map (db m48617) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Newport Harbor
Newport Harbor has been a center of commerce and industry since the days Narragansetts and Wampanoags, Native Americans, fished the waters of this bay. The first European explorer was Giovanni da Verranzzano, an Italian who sailed for the King of . . . — Map (db m48244) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Newport Historic District
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States U.S. . . . — Map (db m48092) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Old State House
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States U.S. . . . — Map (db m48091) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Oliver Hazard Perry
At the age of twenty seven years he achieved the Victory of Lake Erie September 10, 1816 [ Right of Monument : ] Born in South Kingstown, R.I. August 23, 1785 Died at Port Spain, Trinidad August 23, 1819 Aged 34 years [ Back of . . . — Map (db m48630) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Perry
[ Back of Monument : ] “We have met the enemy and they are ours” Sept. 10th, 1813. — Map (db m48500) WM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Portuguese Navigators Monument
“This monument is a gift to the people of the United States of America, from the Rhode Island General Assembly in conjunction with the National Committee of the Commemorations of the Discoveries of Portugal and commissioned under the . . . — Map (db m48088) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Portuguese Navigators: Pioneers in Maritime Exploration
The monument before you honors the Portuguese navigators of the Golden Age of Maritime Exploration, which spanned from the early 1400’s to the late 1500’s. During this era, Portugal was the forerunner in maritime exploration – both coasts of . . . — Map (db m48378) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Returning Old Glory 2001
While Fort Adams was in active service from 1842 to 1950, the United States flag flew proudly over the ramparts. When the last U.S. Army unit departed our flag was hauled down, and there was no longer a flagpole within the Fort proper. During 2001 . . . — Map (db m48246) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Rhode Island Marine Memorial
Since 1775 the United States Marines have served our nation in peace and war. ------------------- Semper Fidelis These marines continue to be true to these words. Cpl. Rick R. Crudale – West Warwick • Sgt. Timothy R. Giblin – North . . . — Map (db m48622) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — RI Pilots of Brenton Reef Pilot Station
In memory of Rhode Island State licensed pilots serving the Brenton Reef Pilot Station located 4 miles due south. Capt. John J. Neary, Jr.   Serving 1955 – 1997 Capt. Walter H. Fricke   Serving 1971 – 1989 Capt. Carl T. Ohrn   Serving . . . — Map (db m48988) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Rochambeau
[ Left Marker : ]On June eighteenth, 1781, General Rochambeau left Newport with his army to join the American forces on the Hudson, and on August nineteenth, 1781, the combined armies under command of General Washington began their . . . — Map (db m48054) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Rosecliff & Its Neighbors: Fading Glamour & Modern Revival
The 1940s brought enormous change to houses on this block of Bellevue Avenue as Gilded Age glamour faded due to demolitions, fire, and acquisition of many properties for use by schools. Increasing income and real estate taxes and a changing . . . — Map (db m48598) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Rough Point & Its Neighbors: Preserved Houses
This part of Bellevue Avenue reflects the architectural variety of 19th century Newport houses, from the Gothic Revival and Second Empire French villas of the early 1850s to the Stick Style cottages of the 1870s and the Beaux Arts Classical . . . — Map (db m48591) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Rovensky Park & Its Neighbors: Open Space Preserved
Endowed with spectacular natural scenery and a gentle climate, Newport was a gardener’s paradise. This section of Bellevue Avenue reflects the rich horticultural heritage of the city and centuries of garden design, estate development, and land . . . — Map (db m48616) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — S/V MarquesLost at Sea — June 3, 1984
In memoriam Stuart Finlay           Susan Peterson Howell Captain                     Counselor Crew and Trainees Jan Brims • Benjamin Bryant • Aloma Finlay • Christopher Finlay • Janis Gravleis • Jack Heath • Thelma Heath • Rodney Hector • . . . — Map (db m48985) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Samuel Bours Housec. 1777 — NRF
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m66360) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Southwest Battery
During the late 19th century the Southwest battery was the advanced position for directing fire against the enemy’s warships. It was here that the giant Rodman cannons hurled their massive 15’ projectiles, each weighing over 300 pounds, to a range . . . — Map (db m48143) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — The Breakers
Built 1893 - 1895 has been designated a National Historic Landmark This building possesses National significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1994 National Park Service United States Department of the . . . — Map (db m76659) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — The Colony House
Because of its commitment to religious toleration, Newport had no established church during the colonial period. There was no Puritan meeting house on the town square as was the norm elsewhere in New England. Instead, the Colony House and the Brick . . . — Map (db m48556) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — The Colony House / The State House
The Colony House 1739 – 1776 The State House 1776 – 1900 Here the Assembly met and the governors were inaugurated until 1900 — Map (db m48090) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — The Irish Connection to Fort Adams
Problem . . . Insufficient workforce to build a Fortress. The solution would come from Ireland. Five hundred families came to not only escape famine and economic hardship, but here they obtained the freedoms they so longed for in their homeland. . . . — Map (db m48703) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — The New Jersey Housec. 1800 — NRF Founded by Doris Duke 1968
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m66362) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — The Rocky Shore
This rocky outcrop is sometimes eroded by waves powerful enough to tear a hole in them. Colonies of small marine animals living on the shore, however, can withstand these forces. Some withdraw into narrow crevices, others attach themselves . . . — Map (db m48463) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — The Tree of LibertyWilliam Ellery Park
To commemorate the repeal of the Stamp Act in March 1766, William Read deeded a small triangle of land at this site where grew the original Tree of Liberty, to William Ellery and others in trust. This tree was cut down by British occupation forces . . . — Map (db m48095) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Three Tiers of Firepower
The Fast Passage provides easy entry to Narragansett Bay. So in wartime, an enemy fleet could have sailed right into Newport, with cannons blazing! To answer this potential threat, Fort Adams focused its firepower here on the west wall. Top tier . . . — Map (db m48133) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Tom Robinson House
Home of Quaker Tom Robinson and his descendants since 1759. Headquarters of Vicomte de Noailles, 1780-81 — Map (db m48099) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Touro Synagogue
The results of the religious toleration upon which Newport was founded are nowhere more evident than in the houses of worship clustered within a few hundred feet of this location: Touro Synagogue, the Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House, the United . . . — Map (db m48580) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Touro SynagogueNational Historic Site
Touro Synagogue of Jeshuat Israel Congregation Founded 1658 Ths oldest synagogue building in the United States was designed by Peter Harrison. Ground was broken August 1, 1759. It was dedicated on December 2, 1763. Here, 1781-84 The Rhode Island . . . — Map (db m48698) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — U.S.S. Bennington CVA-20
In memory of our shipmates and members of Air Task Group 181 lost in an accidental explosion on the USS Bennington while operating off the coast of Rhode Island on May 26, 1954 [ List of those killed in the explosion. ] “As long as . . . — Map (db m48623) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Understanding the FortFort Adams
This model of Fort Adams provides an overview of the Fort’s design, including the main structure and the outworks for land defense. The drawings of the Fort show details of its construction and reveal the complexity of its design along with the . . . — Map (db m66374) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Washington Square
Washington Square, originally called the Mall and later the Parade, is ringed by buildings constructed over two centuries. The Square reflects Newport’s transformation from a rudimentary outpost to one of the five major trading posts in colonial . . . — Map (db m48545) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — White Horse Tavern1673
“America’s Oldest Tavern” Yearly gathering place of the members of the Colonial Legislature — Map (db m48097) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Wilbour-Ellery House1801
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m48691) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Portsmouth — Battle of Rhode Island   1778
During the American Revolution the British strategy focused on controlling American ports and blockading the coast. Because of Newport’s significance as a deep-water port and as a center of trade, British forces landed in Newport in December of . . . — Map (db m48348) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Portsmouth — Butts Hill Fort
These fortifications erected by the British 1777 were occupied by the Americans 1778, becoming the island base of the Continental Army under General Sullivan in the Battle of Rhode Island. They are now consecrated to the immortal memory of those . . . — Map (db m48069) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Portsmouth — Garden of New England
The Use of the Land The scenic landscape that can be seen from this vantage point has had a rich and vibrant history. The Narragansett Indians inhabited this area of Rhode Island for thousands of years before its discovery by European . . . — Map (db m48738) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Portsmouth — Portsmouth Compact1638-1936
Erected to honor the memory and perpetuate the spirit and ideals of the founders of the first government in the world to allow and to insure to its citizens civil and religious liberty. Established on this Site in the Year 1638 Portsmouth . . . — Map (db m29736) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Portsmouth — Site of the Battle of Rhode Island
has been designated a --------------------------------- National Historic Landmark ---------------------------------- This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1975 National Park . . . — Map (db m48094) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Portsmouth — The 1st Rhode Island Regiment and the Battle of Rhode Island
The 1st Rhode Island Regiment of the Continental Line 1775 – 1783 The war for American Independence was a long and arduous struggle that demanded much of the American people. Rhode Island responded to those demands with patriotic fervor, . . . — Map (db m48374) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Portsmouth — The Black RegimentBattle of Rhode Island
. . . — Map (db m8407) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Portsmouth — W 3 R
Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route March To Victory 1781 – 1782 ← — Map (db m48976) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Tiverton — Fort Barton
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 . . . — Map (db m48078) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Tiverton — Fort Barton
Through the unrelenting efforts of Dr. James W. Holt, Jr. Fort Barton was preserved. It was given to the town of Tiverton by the Newport Historical Society in 1968. In 1777 the site was fortified by the colonial army to defend against British . . . — Map (db m48225) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Tiverton — Holt’s Trail
By the sincerity of his dedication and perseverance Dr. James W. Holt, Jr. motivated by the love for his community and the understanding of his environment, has served to preserve here an unspoiled display of our historical foundation which will . . . — Map (db m48873) HM

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