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Newport, Alabama

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Welcome to Newport ...

So far, we have found very little information about Newport. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Newport to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Newport, please Contact Us.

Newport would have been located within present day Colbert County.

When the people of Newport referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Newporter<2>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Newport is 500 feet [152 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Newport was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Newport once stood is in the (256) & (938)<4> area codes.

Communities near Newport ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<5>.

Community   2015<6>
Cherokee   [Map]   1,014   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Florence   [Map]   40,026   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Littleville   [Map]   990   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,706   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Saint Florian   [Map]   464   E   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Newport.

Communities Also Named Newport ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 73 communities that are also named Newport - they are located in Arkansas (2), California (2), Delaware, Florida (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (3), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi (3), Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), New York (4), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (7), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (4), Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (3), Utah, Vermont, Virginia (4), Washington (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Newport.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Newport. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Newport. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Newport.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Newport:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Newport no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Colbert County

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Newport, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Newport refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Newport may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Newport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Newport.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Newport. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Newport) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newport. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7790, Longitude: -87.9061     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Newport.

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<7>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Newport.


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