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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.
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

 
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 . . .
Marker in Fort Adams State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
2. Marker in Fort Adams State Park
 Biography of President John Adams. Official White House website. (Submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Additional comments.
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 fortís 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.

 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
John Adams Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
4. Closeup of John Adams
Fort Adams image. Click for full size.
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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