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Welcome to Newport ...

Newport is located in Giles County<1>.

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

Newport is within the (540) area code.

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.

  • Blacksburg [Montgomery County]
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    • Blacksburg [Montgomery County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southeast of Newport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,074 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<6>
  • Christiansburg [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christiansburg
    • Christiansburg [Montgomery County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Newport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christiansburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Christiansburg<6>
  • Radford [Radford City]
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    • Radford [Radford City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Newport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,255 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radford<6>
  • Pearisburg [Giles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearisburg
    • Pearisburg [Giles County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Newport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,620 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearisburg<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dublin [Pulaski County]
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      • Dublin [Pulaski County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Newport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,578 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dublin<6>
    • Narrows [Giles County]
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      • Narrows [Giles County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Newport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<6>
    • Pembroke [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Giles County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Newport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,077 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<6>
    • Rich Creek [Giles County]
    • Peterstown [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterstown
      • Peterstown [Monroe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Newport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peterstown<6>
    • Mountain Lake [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Lake
      • Mountain Lake [Giles County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Newport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Newport was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Newport on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Giles County

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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 Giles County: www.gilescounty.org/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Giles, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Newport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 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: 37.2942, Longitude: -80.4953    
<5>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.
<6>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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