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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.

The location of Newport has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Newport referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Newporter<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Newport is 500 feet [152 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

If Newport still existed, it would have been in the (256) & (938)<5> area codes.

Communities near Newport ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Florence   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the East (E) of Newport

Located in Lauderdale County

Muscle Shoals   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Newport

Sheffield   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of Newport

Tuscumbia   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Newport

Iuka   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Newport

Located in Tishomingo County (MS)

Cherokee   [Map]

Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Newport

Littleville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Newport

Saint Florian   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Newport

Located in Lauderdale County

Waterloo   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Newport

Located in Lauderdale County

Gatesville   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Newport

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.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Newport. If available, we provide a satellite 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:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://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>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<3>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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<4>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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<5>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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 we use 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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