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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Newport.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Newport to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Newport to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Newport once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Newport to:

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Newport to Tuscumbia, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 192 miles [309 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,536 miles [10,518.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,253 miles [11,672.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,128 miles [8,252.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Newport ...

We have found 84 communities that share the name Newport.

While the name Newport is unique within Alabama, we know of another 72 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Newport, we know of 12 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities located beyond Alabama

Communities located internationally


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 GeorgiaMinnesotaOklahomaVermont
 IdahoMississippiOntarioVirginia
 IllinoisMissouriOregonWashington
 IndianaNebraskaPennsylvaniaWest Virginia
 IowaNew HampshirePrince Edward IslandWisconsin
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 KentuckyNew YorkRhode Island 

Arkansas

Jackson County

Our profile page for Newport, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the West Northwest

Ouachita County

Our profile page for Newport, Ouachita County   [Map]
Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the West Southwest

California

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Newport, Mendocino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,987 miles [3,197.8 km] to the West Northwest

Orange County

Our profile page for Newport, Orange County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Orange County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Newport, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Monroe County

Our profile page for Newport, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the Southeast

Wakulla County

Our profile page for Newport, Wakulla County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Fannin County

Our profile page for Newport, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the East

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Idaho

Kootenai County

Our profile page for Newport, Kootenai County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Kootenai County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Illinois

Madison County

Our profile page for Newport, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Vermillion County

Our profile page for Newport, Vermillion County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the North

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Iowa

Johnson County

Our profile page for Newport, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the North Northwest

Jones County

Our profile page for Newport, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the North Northwest

Louisa County

Our profile page for Newport, Louisa County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Newport, Dickinson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Dickinson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Neosho County

Our profile page for Newport, Neosho County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Neosho County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Campbell County

Our profile page for Newport, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Winn Parish

Our profile page for Newport, Winn Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Newport, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,203 miles [1,936 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Charles County

Our profile page for Newport, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the East Northeast

Worcester County

Our profile page for Newport, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Gogebic County

Our profile page for Newport, Gogebic County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Gogebic County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Monroe County

Our profile page for Newport, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Washington County

Our profile page for Newport, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Newport, Attala County   [Map]
Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the Southwest

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Newport, Chickasaw County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 77 miles [123.9 km] to the Southwest

DeSoto County

Our profile page for Newport, DeSoto County   [Map]
Distance: About 131 miles [210.8 km] to the West

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Missouri

Barton County

Our profile page for Newport, Barton County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Rock County

Our profile page for Newport, Rock County   [Map]
Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the Northwest

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New Hampshire

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Newport, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Newport, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the East Northeast

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Newport, Hunterdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Herkimer County

Our profile page for Newport, Herkimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 901 miles [1,450 km] to the Northeast

Monroe County

Our profile page for Newport, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the Northeast

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Newport, Onondaga County   [Map]
Distance: About 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the Northeast

Orange County

Our profile page for Newport, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 856 miles [1,377.6 km] to the Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Newport   [Map]
Distance: About 1,993 miles [3,207.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Carteret County

Our profile page for Newport, Carteret County   [Map]
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the East

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Newport   [Map]
Distance: About 1,442 miles [2,320.7 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for Newport, Adams County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Adams County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Madison County

Our profile page for Newport, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the North Northeast

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Newport, Mahoning County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the Northeast

Portage County

Our profile page for Newport, Portage County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Portage County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Shelby County

Our profile page for Newport, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the North Northeast

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Newport, Tuscarawas County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Newport, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Carter County

Our profile page for Newport, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Newport   [Map]
Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Benton County

Our profile page for Newport, Benton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Benton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Newport, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,017 miles [3,246 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Newport, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the Northeast

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Newport, Luzerne County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Luzerne County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Northampton County

Our profile page for Newport, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the Northeast

Perry County

Our profile page for Newport, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Newport   [Map]
Distance: About 1,538 miles [2,475.2 km] to the Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Newport   [Map]
Distance: About 1,506 miles [2,423.7 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Newport County

Our profile page for Newport, Newport County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

York County

Our profile page for Newport, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for Newport, Cocke County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Clay County

Our profile page for Newport, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the West

Harris County

Our profile page for Newport, Harris County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Harris County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Walker County

Our profile page for Newport, Walker County
This community is historic.
Although located in Walker County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Newport, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,369 miles [2,203.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Orleans County

Our profile page for Newport, Orleans County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,084 miles [1,744.5 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Augusta County

Our profile page for Newport, Augusta County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the East Northeast

Giles County

Our profile page for Newport, Giles County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the East Northeast

Isle of Wight County

Our profile page for Newport, Isle of Wight County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Isle of Wight County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Page County

Our profile page for Newport, Page County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Newport, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,966 miles [3,164 km] to the Northwest

Pend Oreille County

Our profile page for Newport, Pend Oreille County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,752 miles [2,819.6 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Newport, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Door County

Our profile page for Newport, Door County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Door County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <4>


Australia

- Victoria   [Map]

Distance: About 9,523 miles [15,325.8 km] to the West Southwest

- New South Wales   [Map]

Distance: About 9,097 miles [14,640.2 km] to the West Southwest

- Queensland   [Map]

Distance: About 8,834 miles [14,216.9 km] to the West

Curacao   [Map]

Distance: About 1,972 miles [3,173.6 km] to the Southeast

England

- East Riding of Yorkshire   [Map]

Distance: About 4,216 miles [6,785 km] to the Northeast

- Shropshire   [Map]

Distance: About 4,175 miles [6,719 km] to the Northeast

- Uttlesford   [Map]

Distance: About 4,296 miles [6,913.7 km] to the Northeast

- Isle of Wight   [Map]

Distance: About 4,269 miles [6,870.3 km] to the Northeast

Wales

- Pembrokeshire   [Map]

Distance: About 4,094 miles [6,588.7 km] to the Northeast

- Newport   [Map]

Distance: About 4,178 miles [6,723.8 km] to the Northeast

Ireland

- County Mayo   [Map]

Distance: About 3,870 miles [6,228.2 km] to the Northeast

- Tipperary   [Map]

Distance: About 3,936 miles [6,334.4 km] to the Northeast

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The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Newport. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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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<3>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<4>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Newport to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.425 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.326 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.481 degrees.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Newport.



 
 
 

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