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Welcome to Newport ...

The city of Newport is located in Cocke County<1> and is the County Seat for Cocke County.

The location of Newport has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Newport refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Newporter<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Newport has a population of 6,884 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Newport.

Newport is 1,150 feet [351 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Newport lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Newport had an population of 6,884 people. This is a decrease of 0.88% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.94% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Newport had a population of 6,945 people (or 19.47% of the total population of Cocke County). This makes Newport the county's most populous community.

The population of Newport represents 0.11% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 76th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,945 people, the population of Newport decreased 4.1% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,242 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Newport.

Adding Newport to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Newport in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Newport elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Tennessee (1888).

We also found Newport mentioned in the book Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Newport on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Newport ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that 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, Mississippi (3), 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, 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.

  • Morristown [Hamblen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morristown
    • Morristown [Hamblen County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Newport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,193 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morristown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morristown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morristown<7>
  • Sevierville [Sevier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sevierville
    • Sevierville [Sevier County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Newport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,117 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sevierville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sevierville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sevierville<7>
  • Jefferson City [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson City
    • Jefferson City [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Newport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,194 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson City<7>
  • Harrisburg [Sevier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
    • Harrisburg [Sevier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Newport
    • Estimated population in 2014: 6,219 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dandridge [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dandridge
      • Dandridge [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,202 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dandridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dandridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dandridge<7>
    • Monte Vista Estates [Hamblen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monte Vista Estates
      • Monte Vista Estates [Hamblen County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,860 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monte Vista Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monte Vista Estates
    • White Pine [Hamblen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Pine
      • White Pine [Hamblen County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Pine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Pine<7>
    • West Myers [Cocke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Myers
      • West Myers [Cocke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,282 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Myers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Myers
    • Casablanca [Hamblen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casablanca
      • Casablanca [Hamblen County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,223 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Casablanca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casablanca
    • Pittman Center [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittman Center
      • Pittman Center [Sevier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 570 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittman Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittman Center

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. Our list includes 19 papers. 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Newport, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Newport.

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 Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Cocke, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>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 city'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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Newport.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Newport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 35.9610, Longitude: -83.1977       In this case, the coordinates for Newport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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