Mystery Tower of Newport - Newport, RI
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 29.150 W 071° 18.597
19T E 307156 N 4595267
Quick Description: The mysterious Newport Tower is located in Truro Park at Mill Street and Bellevue Ave. in Newport, RI.
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 5/20/2019 10:03:39 AM
Waymark Code: WM10K72
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 4

Long Description:
There has been much speculation about the origin of the Newport Tower. Some believe it is evidence of pre-Columbian visits by Vikings, the Portuguese, the Knights Templar, or even the Chinese. In 1993 carbon-14 dating of the oldest mortar of the Tower indicated a date of 1635 and 1698. Newport was settled by the followers of Roger Williams in 1636 and was incorporated as a town in 1639. The C-14 evidence is consistent with the Tower being constructed in the colonial era.

The best information is that the Tower is the remains of a windmill. Benedict Arnold (December 21, 1615 – June 19, 1678), the first colonial governor of Rhode Island, mentions "my stone built Wind Mill" in his will. The Tower is located near his grave and the site his now demolished mansion.
Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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