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Newport, Kentucky

city in Campbell County, Kentucky, United States

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

Newport, Kentucky
Newport skyline.jpg
Location of Newport, Kentucky
Location of Newport, Kentucky
Coordinates: 39°5′19″N 84°29′25″W / 39.08861°N 84.49028°W / 39.08861; -84.49028Coordinates: 39°5′19″N 84°29′25″W / 39.08861°N 84.49028°W / 39.08861; -84.49028
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyCampbell
Area
 • Total3.0 sq mi (7.7 km2)
 • Land2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation
512 ft (156 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total15,273
 • Density6,267.8/sq mi (2,420.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
41071-41072
Area code(s)859
FIPS code21-55884
GNIS feature ID0499438
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.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Alexandria and Newport Courthouses, Campbell County Historian Jim Reis