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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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • War, US Revolutionary.
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. Marker is located on a walking trail at Fort Barton, across the street from Tiverton Town Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tiverton RI 02878, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Holt’s 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 FortW 3 R (approx. 2˝ miles away); Battle of Rhode Island 1778 (approx. 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). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 825 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.