The Irish Connection to Fort Adams

The Irish Connection to Fort Adams (HMWU7)

Location: Newport, RI 02840 Newport County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 28.789', W 71° 20.209'

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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.
HM NumberHMWU7
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 6:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 304895 N 4594659
Decimal Degrees41.47981667, -71.33681667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 28.789', W 71° 20.209'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 28' 47.34" N, 71° 20' 12.54" W
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Area Code(s)401
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110 Fort Adams Dr, Newport RI 02840, US
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