Newport in Newport County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
1735 – 1826
United States in
whose honor this
Fort was named.
July 4th, 1799
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
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. Touch for map. Marker is located on the west side of Fort Adams State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Newport RI 02840, United States of America.
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); 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.
Also see . . . Biography of President John Adams. Official White House website. (Submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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."
— Submitted January 24, 2016, by Richard Laferriere of Newport, Rhode Island.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 596 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.