The historic fort is believed to be the home of a phantom black dog, seen here since the Revolutionary War era. When the British took over the fort in 1776, they were menaced by a terrifying black dog prowling the place, and a black dog symbolizes death in British folklore. The dog’s apparition continues to be seen, glaring, and often walking through walls. His barking and howling have been heard as well.
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- Fort Wetherill Road
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- 41.4801278, -71.36499479999998
- Newport County, Rhode Island
- Nearest Towns:
- Jamestown, RI (1.2 mi.)
Newport, RI (2.8 mi.)
Newport East, RI (4.7 mi.)
Narragansett Pier, RI (5.8 mi.)
Middletown, RI (5.9 mi.)
North Kingstown, RI (7.1 mi.)
Wakefield-Peacedale, RI (7.4 mi.)
Kingston, RI (8.2 mi.)
Melville, RI (8.5 mi.)
Portsmouth, RI (10.3 mi.)
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