Adamsville, Rhode Island: Birthplace of the Rhode Island Red

Had this famous chicken been born only a few hundred feet east, it would have been the Massachusetts Red. Plaque marks the spot.

Address:
Harbor Rd, Adamsville, RI
Directions:
I-195 exit 8. Hwy 24 south to exit 1A, then Hwy 81 south several miles to its end in Adamsville. Left on Main St., then a quick right at Harbor Rd (across from Abraham Manchesters Restaurants). The plaque is on the southeast corner, just behind the baseball backstop and only a few hundred feet from the border of Massachusetts.
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Chicken plaque.

Birthplace of the Rhode Island Red Chicken

The Rhode Island Red Chicken plaque is quite large. Well worth the trip to see it and get your picture taken with the chicken!

[Donna Capozzi, 01/05/2009]
Birthplace of the Rhode Island Red Chicken

A huge bronze plaque, attached to a an even larger corner stone of a wall. A great illustration of the Rhode Island Red Rooster, inscribed "The Rhode Island Red - To Commemorate the birthplace of the Rhode Island Red breed of fowl which originated near this location." The plaque is dated at the bottom 1925. Well worth the visit for you chicken lovers out there! It's only minutes off Route 195 coming from Providence or Cape Cod, or from Route 24 in Newport!

[Katie, 12/09/2000]

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