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Welcome to Newport ...

Newport is located in DeSoto County<1>.

When the people of Newport refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Newporter<2>

Time Zone: Newport lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Newport lies within the (662) area code.

Communities Also Named Newport ...

While we believe that this Newport is located in DeSoto County, we know of another 2 Mississippi communities named Newport. Those communities are located in the following counties: Attala and Chickasaw County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 73 communities that are also named Newport - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California (2), Delaware, Florida (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (3), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, 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.

Communities near Newport ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Newport.

  • Southaven [DeSoto County]
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    • Southaven [DeSoto County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the east of Newport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 55,780 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southaven have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southaven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southaven<5>
  • Horn Lake [DeSoto County]
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    • Horn Lake [DeSoto County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the east of Newport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,272 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horn Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horn Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horn Lake<5>
  • West Memphis [Crittenden County]
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    • West Memphis [Crittenden County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the north of Newport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,402 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Memphis have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Memphis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Memphis<5>
  • Hernando [DeSoto County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hernando
    • Hernando [DeSoto County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the east of Newport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,399 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hernando have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hernando
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hernando<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Walls [DeSoto County]
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      • Walls [DeSoto County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,420 people
      • Former name for Walls:
      • Alpika
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walls<5>
    • Hughes [Saint Francis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hughes
      • Hughes [Saint Francis County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the west of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hughes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hughes<5>
    • Tunica [Tunica County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunica
      • Tunica [Tunica County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 864 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tunica have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tunica<5>
    • Edmondson [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmondson
      • Edmondson [Crittenden County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the north of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 391 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edmondson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmondson
    • Horseshoe Lake [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe Lake
      • Horseshoe Lake [Crittenden County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the west of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseshoe Lake
    • Anthonyville [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anthonyville
      • Anthonyville [Crittenden County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anthonyville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anthonyville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Newport. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Newport.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Newport.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Newport. See our Newspapers Page for Newport.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Newport ...

Looking for more information about Newport? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Newport, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Newport.

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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 DeSoto County: www.desotoms.com/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including DeSoto, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8932, Longitude: -90.2285       In this case, the coordinates for Newport have been taken from the 2010 Census.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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