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

Rhode Island Red

 
 
Rhode Island Red Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, 2011
1. Rhode Island Red Marker
Inscription.  

To commemorate the birthplace of the Rhode Island Red breed of fowl which originated near this location

Red fowls were bred extensively by the farmers of this district and later named "Rhode-Island-Reds" and brought into National prominence by the poultry fanciers
 
Erected 1925 by Rhode Island Red Club of America.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimals.
 
Location. 41° 33.239′ N, 71° 7.676′ W. Marker is in Adamsville, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Adamsville Road on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Adamsville RI 02801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Legend of the Turnips (approx. 1.7 miles away in Massachusetts); Col. Benjamin Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); Holt’s Trail (approx. 6.4 miles away); Fort Barton (approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Barton
Rhode Island Red Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, February 1, 2012
2. Rhode Island Red Marker
(approx. 6.4 miles away); Site of the Battle of Rhode Island (approx. 7˝ miles away); The Black Regiment (approx. 7˝ miles away); The 1st Rhode Island Regiment and the Battle of Rhode Island (approx. 7˝ miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 667 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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