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Welcome to Newport ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Newport, you might consider that their post office opened in 1851.
When the people of Newport refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Newporter<2>
Newport is 1,920 feet [585 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Newport lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Newport: (540)
Communities Also Named Newport ...
While we believe that this Newport is located in Giles County, we know of another 3 Virginia communities named Newport. Those communities are located in the following counties: Augusta, Isle of Wight and Page County.
Beyond Virginia, 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, Tennessee, Texas (3), Utah, Vermont, 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.
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.
Adding Newport to Our Gazetteer ...
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Newport was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).
We also found Newport in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Newport.
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 Giles County: www.gilescounty.org/
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This page was last modified/updated: 22 Nov 2023