Newport, Kentucky

city in Campbell County, Kentucky, United States

Newport is a city in Kentucky in the United States. It is in Campbell County. It is where the Ohio and Licking rivers come together.

Newport, Kentucky
Monmouth Street Historic District
Monmouth Street Historic District
Newport, Kentucky is located in Kentucky
Newport, Kentucky
Newport, Kentucky
Newport, Kentucky is located in the United States
Newport, Kentucky
Newport, Kentucky
Coordinates: 39°5′19″N 84°29′25″W / 39.08861°N 84.49028°W / 39.08861; -84.49028
CountryUnited States
Named forChristopher Newport
 • TypeCommission-City Manager[1]
 • Total3.01 sq mi (7.80 km2)
 • Land2.75 sq mi (7.14 km2)
 • Water0.26 sq mi (0.66 km2)
Elevation528 ft (161 m)
 • Total14,150
 • Density5,136.12/sq mi (1,982.99/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code859
FIPS code21-55884
GNIS feature ID2404373[3]
The former home of General James Taylor, who founded Newport.

Newport was the county seat of Campbell County, Kentucky from 1797 until 1823, and then again from 1824 until 1840.[5]

References change

  1. "City of Newport website". Archived from the original on 2023-02-13. Retrieved 2023-11-14.
  2. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 18, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Newport, Kentucky
  4. "QuickFacts: Newport city, Kentucky". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 13, 2023.
  5. Alexandria and Newport Courthouses, Campbell County Historian Jim Reis