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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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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 Attala County.

To see how the shape of Mississippi's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Attala County: Carroll, Choctaw, Holmes, Leake, Madison, Montgomery, Neshoba, Winston & Yazoo.

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:

  • Attala County     (The home county of Newport)
    • Sallis [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sallis
      • Sallis [Attala County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sallis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sallis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sallis<3>
    • Kosciusko [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kosciusko
      • Kosciusko [Attala County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,720 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kosciusko have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kosciusko
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kosciusko<3>
    • Possumneck [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possumneck
      • Possumneck [Attala County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Newport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possumneck
    • Ethel [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethel
      • Ethel [Attala County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 385 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethel
    • McCool [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCool
      • McCool [Attala County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCool
  • Carroll County
    • Vaiden [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaiden
      • Vaiden [Carroll County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 957 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vaiden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaiden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vaiden<3>
    • Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 176 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<3>
  • Choctaw County
    • French Camp [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Camp
      • French Camp [Choctaw County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 165 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Camp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for French Camp<3>
    • Weir [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weir
      • Weir [Choctaw County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weir have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weir
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weir<3>
  • Holmes County
    • Goodman [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodman
      • Goodman [Holmes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodman<3>
    • Durant [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durant
      • Durant [Holmes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durant<3>
    • Pickens [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens
      • Pickens [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 995 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<3>
    • Richland [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Holmes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Newport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
    • West [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West
      • West [Holmes County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 149 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West<3>
    • Lexington [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Holmes County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,453 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<3>
    • Jones Crossing [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossing
      • Jones Crossing [Holmes County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Newport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossing
    • Acona [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acona
      • Acona [Holmes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Newport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acona
    • Tchula [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tchula
      • Tchula [Holmes County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,929 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tchula
    • Cruger [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cruger
      • Cruger [Holmes County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cruger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cruger
  • Leake County
    • Redwater [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwater
      • Redwater [Leake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Newport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwater
    • Carthage [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Leake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<3>
    • Lena [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
      • Lena [Leake County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<3>
    • Tuscola [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscola
      • Tuscola [Leake County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Newport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscola
    • Standing Pine [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standing Pine
      • Standing Pine [Leake County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Newport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standing Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standing Pine
    • Walnut Grove [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Leake County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,673 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut Grove<3>
  • Madison County
    • Sharon [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Madison County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Newport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
    • Mill Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Town
      • Mill Town [Madison County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Newport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Town
    • Maris Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maris Town
      • Maris Town [Madison County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Newport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maris Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maris Town
    • Canton [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Madison County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,094 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<3>
    • Madisonville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madisonville
      • Madisonville [Madison County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Newport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
    • Madison [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Madison County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<3>
  • Montgomery County
    • Kilmichael [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilmichael
      • Kilmichael [Montgomery County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilmichael
    • Winona [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winona
      • Winona [Montgomery County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,964 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winona<3>
  • Neshoba County
    • Laurel Hill [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Hill
      • Laurel Hill [Neshoba County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Newport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Hill
    • Philadelphia [Neshoba County]
  • Scott County
    • Sebastopol [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebastopol
      • Sebastopol [Scott County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 276 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebastopol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebastopol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebastopol<3>
  • Winston County
    • Noxapater [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noxapater
      • Noxapater [Winston County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 438 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noxapater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noxapater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Noxapater<3>
  • Yazoo County
    • Eden [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Yazoo County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Yazoo City [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yazoo City
      • Yazoo City [Yazoo County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,869 people
      • Former names for Yazoo City:
      • Hannan's Bluff
      • Manchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yazoo City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yazoo City<3>
    • Bentonia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bentonia
      • Bentonia [Yazoo County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bentonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bentonia<3>

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

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 43 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 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Newport.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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.
    • Stories from Mississippi

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 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.

  • New Roby Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Roby Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Roby Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Roby Cemetery
  • Salem Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Salem Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Salem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem Cemetery
  • McClain Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McClain Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McClain Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McClain Cemetery
  • Hopewell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hopewell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hopewell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell Cemetery
  • Harmon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harmon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harmon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmon Cemetery
  • Wyse Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wyse Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wyse Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyse Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Old Roby Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Roby Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Roby Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Roby Cemetery
    • Wyatt Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wyatt Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wyatt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyatt Cemetery
    • Black Jack Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Black Jack Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Black Jack Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Jack Cemetery
    • Harmonia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harmonia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harmonia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmonia Cemetery
    • New Hope Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Hope Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope Cemetery
    • Dickerson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dickerson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dickerson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickerson Cemetery
    • Roby Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roby Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roby Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roby Cemetery
    • Seneasha Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Seneasha Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Seneasha Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seneasha Cemetery
    • Spring Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spring Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spring Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove Cemetery

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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Newport had a population of 52 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Newport [Attala County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
    • Newport [Attala County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Newport
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Newport had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
  • Sallis [Attala County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sallis
    • Sallis [Attala County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Newport
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 156 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sallis had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sallis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sallis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sallis<3>
  • Shrock [Attala County] - Historic
    • While Shrock was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shrock
    • Shrock [Attala County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Newport
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Shrock had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shrock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Thomastown [Leake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomastown
    • Thomastown [Leake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Newport
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Thomastown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomastown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomastown
  • McAdams [Attala County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McAdams
    • McAdams [Attala County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Newport
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, McAdams had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McAdams have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McAdams
  • McVille [Attala County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McVille
    • McVille [Attala County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Newport
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, McVille had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McVille have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McVille
  • Continue List ...
    • Goodman [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodman
      • Goodman [Holmes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Newport
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,164 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Goodman had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodman<3>
    • Cameron [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cameron
      • Cameron [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Newport
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cameron had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameron
    • Camden [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Madison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Newport
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 161 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Camden had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Conway [Leake County]
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      • Conway [Leake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Newport
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Conway had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Durant [Holmes County]
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      • Durant [Holmes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Newport
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,259 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,262 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Durant had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pickens [Holmes County]
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      • Pickens [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Newport
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 600 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 995 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pickens had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Revive [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Revive
      • Revive [Madison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Newport
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Revive had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Revive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Saint Ann [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Ann
      • Saint Ann [Leake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Newport
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Saint Ann had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Ann have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kosciusko [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kosciusko
      • Kosciusko [Attala County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Newport
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,394 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,720 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kosciusko had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kosciusko have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kosciusko
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kosciusko<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Newport. See our List of 1890's Communities around Newport.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Newport ...

While our initial data about Newport came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Newport in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Newport.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Newport:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Newport. See our Misc Page for Newport for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Mississippi

About Attala County

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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 State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Newport. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Newport

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9371, Longitude: -89.7645       In this case, the coordinates for Newport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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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