Newport in Newport County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
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.
Fort Adams is a main reason for Newport’s very substantial Irish population today.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
Location. 41° 28.789′ N, 71° 20.209′ W. Marker is in Newport, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker can be reached from Fort Adams Drive, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located inside Fort Adams. 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. Defending Narragansett Bay (a few steps from this marker); Going Great Guns (a few steps from this marker); Returning Old Glory 2001 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Defending Narragansett Bay (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Adams Life in Fort Adams (within shouting distance of this marker); Building a Fortress (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Adams Foundation (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 575 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.