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

John Adams

1735 – 1826

 
 
John Adams Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
1. John Adams Marker
Inscription.  
Second President
of the
United States in
whose honor this
Fort was named.
July 4th, 1799

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #02 John Adams, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1799.
 
Location. 41° 28.341′ N, 71° 20.691′ W. Marker is in Newport, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker can be reached from Lincoln Drive, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the west side of Fort Adams State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport RI 02840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S.S. Bennington CVA-20 (within shouting distance of this marker); Southwest Battery (approx. half a mile away); Defending From Land Assault (approx. half a mile away); Between the Wars (approx. half a mile away); Changing Role of the Fort (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Giant Among Forts (approx. 0.6 miles away);
Marker in Fort Adams State Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
2. Marker in Fort Adams State Park
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Three Tiers of Firepower (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Adams Foundation (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
 
More about this marker. Monument consists of a bust of John Adams on a pedestal containing the marker.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Historic Adams Bust Relocated Inside the Fort
"After standing bare to rain, sleet and snow for 81 years, a bronze bust of John Adams, the second president of the United States, has been moved inside Fort Adams. It was relocated from the fort’s small cemetery, which does not have fencing or security, to inside the building, overlooking the parade grounds." Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted January 24, 2016, by Richard Laferriere of Newport, Rhode Island.
 
John Adams Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
3. John Adams Marker
The marker was erected on July 4th, 1799. This was on Adams' 64th Birthday, the 23rd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence (which he helped get adopted by Congress) and exactly 27 years before his death.
Closeup of John Adams image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
4. Closeup of John Adams
Fort Adams image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
5. Fort Adams
The fort mentioned on the marker is located in the park, north of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 731 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Aug. 17, 2022