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

The Colony House / The State House

 
 
The Colony House / The State House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
1. The Colony House / The State House Marker
Inscription.
The Colony House
1739 – 1776

The State House
1776 – 1900

Here the Assembly met and the
governors were inaugurated
until 1900

 
Location. 41° 29.425′ N, 71° 18.793′ W. Marker is in Newport, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Square and Broadway, on the right when traveling east on Washington Square. Touch for map. Marker is located across the street from Eisenhower 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. Old State House (a few steps from this marker); The Colony House (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Eisenhower Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilbour-Ellery House (within shouting distance of this marker); Militia Common (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Perry (about 300 feet away); White Horse Tavern (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
 
Also see . . .  Colony House. Information from the Newport Historical Society. (Submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Colony House / The State House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
2. The Colony House / The State House Marker
The marker can be seen on the left corner of the building.
The Colony House / The State House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
3. The Colony House / The State House Marker
Built c. 1739, the Newport Colony House is the fourth oldest statehouse still standing in the United States.
The Colony House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
4. The Colony House
From this balcony, citizens of Newport were told of the death of King George II and the ascension of George III to the throne. On July 20, 1776, Major John Handy read the Declaration of Independence from these front steps.
 
 
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 422 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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