Fox Hill Fort
Fox Hill Fort (1775-17??) - A Revolutionary War Patriot fort established in 1775 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island. Named Fox Hill Fort after the location. Abandoned in 17??.
History of Fox Hill Fort
Established in 1775 as a battery of six 18-pounder cannons and four field pieces for the defense of Providence.
Paraphrased from Providence Town Meeting Minutes 29 Aug 1775 and later
Before August 30, the fort at Fox Hill had been completed and was ready for service; on that day Thomas Gilman was stationed at the fort as a permanent guard.
During the latter part of August, 1775, the British ships cruising about the bay threatened an attack on Providence, and the batteries in the harbor were manned, and the militia assembled under arms; the enemy, however, did not approach the town.
No remains and because of topographic changes over the years, an uncertain location.