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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.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Newport:
    • 41.487966, -71.309705
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Newport
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Newport ...

We have found 84 communities that share the name Newport.

Within Rhode Island, the name Newport is unique.

Beyond Rhode Island, we know of another 72 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 72 communities, 67 are located in the United States and six are in Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Newport, we know of twelve communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Colbert County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Newport [Colbert County].
    • Arkansas
      • Jackson County
      • This Newport is located in Jackson County and lies 1,146 miles [1,844.3 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Newport.
      • Ouachita County
      • This Newport is located in Ouachita County and lies 1,292 miles [2,079.3 km] to the west southwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ouachita County community of Newport.
    • California
      • Mendocino County
      • This Newport is located in Mendocino County and lies 2,713 miles [4,366.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mendocino County community of Newport.
      • Orange County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Newport [Orange County].
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This Newport is located in New Castle County and lies 256 miles [412 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of Newport.
    • Florida
      • Monroe County
      • This Newport is located in Monroe County and lies 1,245 miles [2,003.6 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Newport.
      • Wakulla County
      • This Newport is located in Wakulla County and lies 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km] to the southwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wakulla County community of Newport.
    • Georgia
      • Fannin County
      • This Newport is located in Fannin County and lies 841 miles [1,353.5 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fannin County community of Newport.
    • Idaho
      • Kootenai County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Newport [Kootenai County].
    • Illinois
      • Madison County
      • This Newport is located in Madison County and lies 1,013 miles [1,630.3 km]<2> to the west of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Newport.
    • Indiana
      • Vermillion County
      • This Newport is located in Vermillion County and lies 848 miles [1,364.7 km]<2> to the west of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vermillion County community of Newport.
    • Iowa
      • Johnson County
      • This Newport is located in Johnson County and lies 1,038 miles [1,670.5 km]<2> to the west of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Newport.
      • Jones County
      • This Newport is located in Jones County and lies 1,022 miles [1,644.7 km] to the west of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jones County community of Newport.
      • Louisa County
      • This Newport is located in Louisa County and lies 1,029 miles [1,656 km] to the west of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Louisa County community of Newport.
    • Kansas
      • Dickinson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Newport [Dickinson County].
      • Neosho County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Newport [Neosho County].
    • Kentucky
      • Campbell County
      • This Newport is located in Campbell County and lies 713 miles [1,147.5 km]<2> to the west of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Campbell County community of Newport.
    • Louisiana
      • Winn Parish
      • This Newport is located in Winn Parish and lies 1,328 miles [2,137.2 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winn Parish community of Newport.
    • Maine
      • Penobscot County
      • This Newport is located in Penobscot County and lies 252 miles [405.6 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Penobscot County community of Newport.
    • Maryland
      • Charles County
      • This Newport is located in Charles County and lies 363 miles [584.2 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles County community of Newport.
      • Worcester County
      • This Newport is located in Worcester County and lies 294 miles [473.1 km] to the southwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Newport.
    • Michigan
      • Gogebic County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Newport [Gogebic County].
      • Monroe County
      • This Newport is located in Monroe County and lies 618 miles [994.6 km]<2> to the west of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Newport.
    • Minnesota
      • Washington County
      • This Newport is located in Washington County and lies 1,113 miles [1,791.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Newport.
    • Mississippi
      • Attala County
      • This Newport is located in Attala County and lies 1,170 miles [1,882.9 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Attala County community of Newport.
      • Chickasaw County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Newport [Chickasaw County].
      • DeSoto County
      • This Newport is located in DeSoto County and lies 1,120 miles [1,802.5 km] to the west southwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeSoto County community of Newport.
    • Missouri
      • Barton County
      • This Newport is located in Barton County and lies 1,240 miles [1,995.6 km]<2> to the west of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barton County community of Newport.
    • Nebraska
      • Rock County
      • This Newport is located in Rock County and lies 1,432 miles [2,304.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rock County community of Newport.
    • New Hampshire
      • Sullivan County
      • This Newport is located in Sullivan County and lies 136 miles [218.9 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Newport.
    • New Jersey
      • Cumberland County
      • This Newport is located in Cumberland County and lies 253 miles [407.2 km]<2> to the southwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Newport.
      • Hunterdon County
      • This Newport is located in Hunterdon County and lies 194 miles [312.2 km] to the west southwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hunterdon County community of Newport.
    • New York
      • Herkimer County
      • This Newport is located in Herkimer County and lies 222 miles [357.3 km]<2> to the northwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Herkimer County community of Newport.
      • Monroe County
      • This Newport is located in Monroe County and lies 339 miles [545.6 km] to the west northwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Newport.
      • Onondaga County
      • This Newport is located in Onondaga County and lies 278 miles [447.4 km] to the west northwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Onondaga County community of Newport.
      • Orange County
      • This Newport is located in Orange County and lies 164 miles [263.9 km] to the west of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Newport.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Newport lies 1,001 miles [1,611 km]<2> to the northeast of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • North Carolina
      • Carteret County
      • This Newport is located in Carteret County and lies 553 miles [890 km]<2> to the southwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carteret County community of Newport.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Newport lies 441 miles [709.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Ohio
      • Adams County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Newport [Adams County].
      • Madison County
      • This Newport is located in Madison County and lies 646 miles [1,039.6 km]<2> to the west of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Newport.
      • Mahoning County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Newport [Mahoning County].
      • Portage County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Newport [Portage County].
      • Shelby County
      • This Newport is located in Shelby County and lies 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the west of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Newport.
      • Tuscarawas County
      • This Newport is located in Tuscarawas County and lies 528 miles [849.7 km] to the west of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscarawas County community of Newport.
      • Washington County
      • This Newport is located in Washington County and lies 540 miles [869 km] to the west southwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Newport.
    • Oklahoma
      • Carter County
      • This Newport is located in Carter County and lies 1,494 miles [2,404.4 km]<2> to the west of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carter County community of Newport.
    • Ontario
      • This Newport lies 468 miles [753.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Oregon
      • Benton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Newport [Benton County].
      • Lincoln County
      • This Newport is located in Lincoln County and lies 2,623 miles [4,221.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Newport.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lawrence County
      • This Newport is located in Lawrence County and lies 471 miles [758 km]<2> to the west of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Newport.
      • Luzerne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Newport [Luzerne County].
      • Northampton County
      • This Newport is located in Northampton County and lies 224 miles [360.5 km] to the west southwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northampton County community of Newport.
      • Perry County
      • This Newport is located in Perry County and lies 311 miles [500.5 km] to the west of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Newport.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Newport lies 544 miles [875.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Quebec
      • This Newport lies 567 miles [912.5 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • South Carolina
      • York County
      • This Newport is located in York County and lies 694 miles [1,116.9 km]<2> to the southwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Newport.
    • Tennessee
      • Cocke County
      • This Newport is located in Cocke County and lies 744 miles [1,197.4 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cocke County community of Newport.
    • Texas
      • Clay County
      • This Newport is located in Clay County and lies 1,556 miles [2,504.1 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Newport.
      • Harris County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Newport [Harris County].
      • Walker County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Walker County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walker County community of Newport.
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • This Newport is located in Davis County and lies 2,089 miles [3,361.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Newport.
    • Vermont
      • Orleans County
      • This Newport is located in Orleans County and lies 242 miles [389.5 km]<2> to the north of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orleans County community of Newport.
    • Virginia
      • Augusta County
      • This Newport is located in Augusta County and lies 487 miles [783.8 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Augusta County community of Newport.
      • Giles County
      • This Newport is located in Giles County and lies 568 miles [914.1 km] to the west southwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Giles County community of Newport.
      • Isle of Wight County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Newport [Isle of Wight County].
      • Page County
      • This Newport is located in Page County and lies 434 miles [698.5 km] to the west southwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Page County community of Newport.
    • Washington
      • King County
      • This Newport is located in King County and lies 2,493 miles [4,012.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Newport.
      • Pend Oreille County
      • This Newport is located in Pend Oreille County and lies 2,251 miles [3,622.6 km] to the west northwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pend Oreille County community of Newport.
    • West Virginia
      • Wood County
      • This Newport is located in Wood County and lies 560 miles [901.2 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Newport that is located in Newport County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Newport.
    • Wisconsin
      • Door County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Newport [Door County].
  • Communities Beyond North America ...
    • Australia
      • - Victoria
      • Distance: 10,503 miles [16,902.9 km]<2> to the west
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • - New South Wales
      • Distance: 10,059 miles [16,188.4 km] to the west
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • - Queensland
      • Distance: 9,746 miles [15,684.7 km] to the west
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Curacao
      • Distance: 2,037 miles [3,278.2 km]<2> to the south
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • England
      • - East Riding of Yorkshire
      • Distance: 3,248 miles [5,227.1 km]<2> to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • - Shropshire
      • Distance: 3,199 miles [5,148.3 km] to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • - Uttlesford
      • Distance: 3,319 miles [5,341.4 km] to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • - Isle of Wight
      • Distance: 3,284 miles [5,285.1 km] to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Wales
      • - Pembrokeshire
      • Distance: 3,112 miles [5,008.3 km]<2> to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • - Newport
      • Distance: 3,195 miles [5,141.9 km] to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Ireland
      • - County Mayo
      • Distance: 2,894 miles [4,657.4 km]<2> to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • - Tipperary
      • Distance: 2,954 miles [4,754 km] to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Bonnet Shores [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonnet Shores
    • Bonnet Shores [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Newport
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonnet Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonnet Shores
  • Bridgetown [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgetown
    • Bridgetown [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Newport
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgetown
  • Clarks Village [Newport County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarks Village
    • Clarks Village [Newport County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Newport
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarks Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarks Village
  • Jamestown [Newport County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
    • Jamestown [Newport County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Newport
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jamestown Shores [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown Shores
      • Jamestown Shores [Newport County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Newport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown Shores
    • Little Compton [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Compton
      • Little Compton [Newport County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Newport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Compton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Compton
    • Plum Beach [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Beach
      • Plum Beach [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Newport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Beach
    • Plum Point [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Point
      • Plum Point [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Newport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Point
    • Purgatory [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purgatory
      • Purgatory [Newport County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Newport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purgatory have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purgatory
    • Whale Rock Light [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whale Rock Light
      • Whale Rock Light [Washington County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Newport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whale Rock Light have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Newport. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Harry Anderson     (Actor, comedian, magician)
      • Actor, comedian, magician. He was born in Newport on Tueday October 14, 1952 and died in Asheville (North Carolina) on Monday April 16, 2018 at the age of 65. The body was cremated.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Anderson<5>
    • David Lawrence Angell     (Producer)
      • Producer. He was born in Providence (Rhode Island) on Wednesday April 10, 1946 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday September 11, 2001 at the age of 55.
      • Providence is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Newport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Lawrence Angell<5>
    • Louise 'Lou' Arnold     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. She was born in Pawtucket (Rhode Island) on Friday May 11, 1923 and died in South Bend (Indiana) on Thursday May 27, 2010 at the age of 87. She is buried at Swan Point Cemetery (Providence County, Rhode Island).
      • Pawtucket is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Newport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louise 'Lou' Arnold<5>
    • Carol Haney Blyden     (Dancer)
      • Dancer. She was born in New Bedford (Massachusetts) on Wednesday December 24, 1924 and died in Saddle Brook (New Jersey) on Sunday May 10, 1964 at the age of 39. She is buried at Holyhood Cemetery (Norfolk County, Massachusetts).
      • New Bedford is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Newport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carol Haney Blyden<5>
    • Herbert Butterfield     (Actor)
    • Frankie Carle     (Musician)
    • Phoebe Cary     (Poet)
    • Elizabeth Buffum Chace     (Abolitionist, social reformer)
      • Abolitionist, social reformer. She was born in Providence (Rhode Island) on Tueday December 9, 1806 and died in Providence (Rhode Island) on Tueday December 12, 1899 at the age of 93. She is buried at Swan Point Cemetery (Providence County, Rhode Island).
      • Providence is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Newport.
      • Providence is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Newport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Buffum Chace<5>
    • Andrew James Coakley     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Providence (Rhode Island) on Monday November 20, 1882 and died in New York (New York) on Friday September 27, 1963 at the age of 80. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Providence is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Newport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew James Coakley<5>
    • George M. Cohan     (Composer, producer, playwright, actor)
      • Composer, producer, playwright, actor. He was born in Providence (Rhode Island) on Wednesday July 3, 1878 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday November 5, 1942 at the age of 64. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Providence is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Newport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George M. Cohan<5>
    • Nicholas Colasanto     (Actor, director)
      • Actor, director. He was born in Providence (Rhode Island) on Saturday January 19, 1924 and died in Studio City (California) on Tueday February 12, 1985 at the age of 61.
      • Providence is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Newport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nicholas Colasanto<5>
    • Lester Joseph 'Les' Damon     (Actor)
    • Hugh Duffy     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Cranston (Rhode Island) on Monday November 26, 1866 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Tueday October 19, 1954 at the age of 87. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Cranston is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Newport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hugh Duffy<5>

How Far From Newport to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Newport to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Providence, which is the State Capital of Rhode Island, lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Newport to Providence, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 350 miles [563.3 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,548 miles [8,928.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,252 miles [10,061.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,129 miles [6,645 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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The official website for Newport: www.cityofnewport.com/

The official website for State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.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.
<2>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 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NewportOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4880, Longitude: -71.3097    
<3>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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.
<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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 304.251 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.735 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.123 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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