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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Newport, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Newport and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Newport and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Newport. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Newport.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Rock County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Rock County sighting report from eBird.

Since Newport is near Holt County and also Keya Paha County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Holt County

Sighting report for Keya Paha County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Newport.

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 village such as Newport to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Newport and extending to:

  • Bassett [Map], which is the Seat of Rock County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Newport to Bassett, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 183 miles [294.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). 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 1,190 miles [1,915.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 47 days and walking would take 68 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,541 miles [10,526.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,300 miles [11,748.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,219 miles [8,399.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Newport ...

We have found 84 communities that share the name Newport.

While the name Newport is unique within Nebraska, 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 outside of Nebraska

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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DelawareMarylandOhioUtah
 
FloridaMichiganOklahomaVermont
 
GeorgiaMinnesotaOntarioVirginia
 
IdahoMississippiOregonWashington
 
IllinoisMissouriPennsylvaniaWest Virginia
 
IndianaNew HampshirePrince Edward IslandWisconsin
 
IowaNew JerseyQuebec 
 
KansasNew YorkRhode Island 

Alabama

Colbert County

Our profile page for Newport, Colbert County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the Southeast.

Arkansas

Jackson County

Our profile page for Newport, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the Southeast.

Ouachita County

Our profile page for Newport, Ouachita County   [Map]

Distance: About 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the South Southeast.

California

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Newport, Mendocino County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,284 miles [2,066.4 km] to the West.

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.

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Newport, New Castle County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,245 miles [2,003.6 km] to the East.

Florida

Monroe County

Our profile page for Newport, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,615 miles [2,599.1 km] to the Southeast.

Wakulla County

Our profile page for Newport, Wakulla County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,197 miles [1,926.4 km] to the Southeast.

Georgia

Fannin County

Our profile page for Newport, Fannin County   [Map]

Distance: About 976 miles [1,570.7 km] to the East Southeast.

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.

Illinois

Madison County

Our profile page for Newport, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Indiana

Vermillion County

Our profile page for Newport, Vermillion County   [Map]

Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Iowa

Johnson County

Our profile page for Newport, Johnson County   [Map]

Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the East.

Jones County

Our profile page for Newport, Jones County   [Map]

Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the East.

Louisa County

Our profile page for Newport, Louisa County   [Map]

Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the East Southeast.

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.

Kentucky

Campbell County

Our profile page for Newport, Campbell County   [Map]

Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Louisiana

Winn Parish

Our profile page for Newport, Winn Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 819 miles [1,318.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Newport, Penobscot County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,499 miles [2,412.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Maryland

Charles County

Our profile page for Newport, Charles County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,208 miles [1,944.1 km] to the East.

Worcester County

Our profile page for Newport, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,297 miles [2,087.3 km] to the East.

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 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the East.

Minnesota

Washington County

Our profile page for Newport, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Newport, Attala County   [Map]

Distance: About 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the Southeast.

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Newport, Chickasaw County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the Southeast.

DeSoto County

Our profile page for Newport, DeSoto County   [Map]

Distance: About 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the Southeast.

Missouri

Barton County

Our profile page for Newport, Barton County   [Map]

Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the Southeast.

New Hampshire

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Newport, Sullivan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,366 miles [2,198.4 km] to the East.

New Jersey

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Newport, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,275 miles [2,051.9 km] to the East.

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Newport, Hunterdon County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,261 miles [2,029.4 km] to the East.

New York

Herkimer County

Our profile page for Newport, Herkimer County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,226 miles [1,973.1 km] to the East.

Monroe County

Our profile page for Newport, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,099 miles [1,768.7 km] to the East.

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Newport, Onondaga County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,161 miles [1,868.4 km] to the East.

Orange County

Our profile page for Newport, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,275 miles [2,051.9 km] to the East.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Newport   [Map]

Distance: About 2,208 miles [3,553.4 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Carteret County

Our profile page for Newport, Carteret County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,320 miles [2,124.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Newport   [Map]

Distance: About 1,753 miles [2,821.2 km] to the East Northeast.

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 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the East.

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Newport, Mahoning County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 968 miles [1,557.8 km] to the East.

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 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the East.

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Newport, Tuscarawas County   [Map]

Distance: About 941 miles [1,514.4 km] to the East.

Washington County

Our profile page for Newport, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the East.

Oklahoma

Carter County

Our profile page for Newport, Carter County   [Map]

Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the South.

Ontario

Our profile page for Newport   [Map]

Distance: About 965 miles [1,553 km] to the East.

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 1,239 miles [1,994 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Newport, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the East.

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 1,233 miles [1,984.3 km] to the East.

Perry County

Our profile page for Newport, Perry County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,153 miles [1,855.6 km] to the East.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Newport   [Map]

Distance: About 1,815 miles [2,921 km] to the East Northeast.

Quebec

Our profile page for Newport   [Map]

Distance: About 1,705 miles [2,743.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Rhode Island

Newport County

Our profile page for Newport, Newport County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,432 miles [2,304.6 km] to the East.

South Carolina

York County

Our profile page for Newport, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,109 miles [1,784.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for Newport, Cocke County   [Map]

Distance: About 974 miles [1,567.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Texas

Clay County

Our profile page for Newport, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the South.

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.

Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Newport, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the West.

Vermont

Orleans County

Our profile page for Newport, Orleans County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,355 miles [2,180.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Virginia

Augusta County

Our profile page for Newport, Augusta County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,098 miles [1,767.1 km] to the East.

Giles County

Our profile page for Newport, Giles County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km] to the East Southeast.

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 1,118 miles [1,799.2 km] to the East.

Washington

King County

Our profile page for Newport, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,160 miles [1,866.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Pend Oreille County

Our profile page for Newport, Pend Oreille County   [Map]

Distance: About 938 miles [1,509.6 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Newport, Wood County   [Map]

Distance: About 953 miles [1,533.7 km] to the East.

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.


Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Australia

- Victoria   [Map]

Distance: About 9,109 miles [14,659.5 km] to the West Southwest

- New South Wales   [Map]

Distance: About 8,653 miles [13,925.7 km] to the West Southwest

- Queensland   [Map]

Distance: About 8,318 miles [13,386.5 km] to the West

Curacao   [Map]

Distance: About 2,788 miles [4,486.9 km] to the Southeast

England

- East Riding of Yorkshire   [Map]

Distance: About 4,230 miles [6,807.5 km] to the Northeast

- Shropshire   [Map]

Distance: About 4,210 miles [6,775.3 km] to the Northeast

- Uttlesford   [Map]

Distance: About 4,331 miles [6,970.1 km] to the Northeast

- Isle of Wight   [Map]

Distance: About 4,329 miles [6,966.9 km] to the Northeast

Wales

- Pembrokeshire   [Map]

Distance: About 4,152 miles [6,682 km] to the Northeast

- Newport   [Map]

Distance: About 4,234 miles [6,814 km] to the Northeast

Ireland

- County Mayo   [Map]

Distance: About 3,917 miles [6,303.8 km] to the Northeast

- Tipperary   [Map]

Distance: About 3,998 miles [6,434.2 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Newport ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Dyer   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest of Newport   [Map]

Emmet   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Inez (Historic)   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Long Pine   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the West   [Map]

Mariaville (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Meadville   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Riverview   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Springview   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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 (or directions), 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: 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: 42.6002, Longitude: -99.3283     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 322.573 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.763 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.473 degrees.

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<7>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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<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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Newport could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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