Sites & cities that bear the name of Adamstown


Today in : Pitcairn
First trace of activity : ca. 11th century C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Adamstaun

Description : Adamstown is the capital of, and the only settlement on, the Pitcairn Islands. The history of the Pitcairn Islands begins with the settlement of the islands by Polynesians in the 11th century. The Polynesians established a culture that flourished for four centuries and then vanished. Pitcairn was settled again in 1790 by a group of British mutineers on HMS Bounty and Tahitians. Adamstown is named for the last surviving mutineer, John Adams.

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