Middletown in Newport County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
the British General Prescott
was taken prisoner
on the night of July 9, 1777
by Lieutenant-Colonel Barton
of the Rhode Island Line.
Erected 1933 by State of Rhode Island.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is July 9, 1784.
Location. 41° 33.193′ N, 71° 17.415′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker is on West Main Road (Rhode Island Route 114), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at Prescott Farm. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2009 West Main Road, Middletown RI 02842, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War I Memorial Tower (approx. 3.1 miles away); Green End Fort (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Black Regiment (approx. 3.7 miles away); The 1st Rhode Island Regiment and the Battle of Rhode Island (approx. 3.7 miles away); Site of the Battle of Rhode Island Maj. Gen. Isaac Ingalls Stevens (approx. 4 miles away); Equality Park (approx. 4.1 miles away); Oliver Hazard Perry (approx. 4.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 765 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.