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Our Genealogy Helper for Newport ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Newport (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Newport. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Newport is located in Johnson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Johnson County: Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Linn, Louisa, Muscatine & Washington.

Below are the counties that are near Newport. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Newport:

  DirDistance
Johnson     (The home county for Newport)
  Solon   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Oasis   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Coralville   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Iowa City   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  University Heights   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  North Liberty   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Tiffin   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Shueyville   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Hills   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Swisher   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Oxford   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lone Tree   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Benton
  Walford   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Norway   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Atkins   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Watkins   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Newhall   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Shellsburg   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Blairstown   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Van Horne   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Benton City - Historic   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Luzerne   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Urbana   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Vinton   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cedar
  West Branch   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cedar Bluff   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Centerdale   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Downey   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Buchanan   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cedar Valley   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Springdale   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mechanicsville   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Tipton   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Stanwood   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lime City   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Clarence   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Clinton
  Toronto   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wheatland   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Calamus   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lost Nation   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Iowa
  Amana   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Homestead   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Middle Amana   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  South Amana   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Conroy   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Williamsburg   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Parnell   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Marengo   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  North English   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ladora   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Millersburg   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Jackson
  Monmouth   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Baldwin   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jones
  Martelle   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Morley   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Olin   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Stone City   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Anamosa   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Amber   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oxford Mills   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oxford Junction   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Center Junction   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Langworthy   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Onslow   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Keokuk
  Kinross   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Keota   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  South English   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Harper   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Linn
  Ely   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mount Vernon   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lisbon   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bertram   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lincolnway Village   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cedar Rapids   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Fairfax   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Grand View Village   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Marion   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Springville   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Squaw Creek Village   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cedar Hills   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hiawatha   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
 
Louisa
  Cotter   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Letts   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Columbus Junction   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Columbus City   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Grandview   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wyman   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Muscatine
  West Liberty   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Atalissa   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Nichols   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Moscow   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Conesville   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  South Towne Park   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Muscatine   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fruitland   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Midway Beach   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Scott
  New Liberty   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dixon   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Walcott   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hickory Grove   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Maysville   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Blue Grass   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Washington
  Riverside   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Kalona   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wellman   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ainsworth   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Washington   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  West Chester   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Crawfordsville   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Mercer (IL)
  Eliza (IL)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Rock Island (IL)
  Illinois City (IL)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Newport, see our County-by-County Page for Newport.

Cemeteries Near Newport ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Newport.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Newport covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  W St. Mary's Newport Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Morse Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Newport Twp. Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Agudas Achim Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE North Scott Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Oasis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE St. Bridgets Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Alt Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Morman Burying Ground   [Map]     
  SW Handcart Pioneer Burial Ground   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Old Friends Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE West Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Honey Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sutliff Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N St. Peter & Pauls Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Ridgewood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Facklers Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Molback Farm Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Thompson - Cherry Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Chamness Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shawver Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ivanhoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sulek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Newport ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Newport.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Newport, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Newport.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

While we didn't find Newport in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Newport.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Newport, with the one closest to Newport listed first.

Elmira   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Newport
 - Elmira had railroad service and no post office
 
Morse   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Newport
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Morse had a post office and railroad service
 
Solon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Newport
 - 1895 population of 353 people (with 2,680 people in 2018)
 - Solon had a post office and railroad service
 
Graham - Historic   [Map]
 - While Graham was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Newport
 - Graham had railroad service and no post office
 
Oasis   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Newport
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Oasis had a post office and railroad service
 
Coralville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Newport
 - 1895 population of 173 people (with 21,664 people in 2018)
 - Coralville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Iowa City   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Newport
 - 1895 population of 7,016 people (with 76,290 people in 2018)
 - Iowa City had a post office and railroad service
 
North Liberty   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Newport
 - 1895 population of 138 people (with 19,239 people in 2018)
 - North Liberty had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Newport. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Newport in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Newport:

These websites are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //iowaculture.gov/history/

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Iowa to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Johnson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cedar County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clinton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Iowa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jones County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Keokuk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Linn County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Louisa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Muscatine County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Scott County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mercer County (IL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rock Island County (IL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Johnson County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Iowa

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Iowa
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Illinois

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Iowa

About Johnson County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Newport. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Johnson County: www.johnson-county.com/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 41.7386, Longitude: -91.4741     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>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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