Newport

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Overview
Located in the northern tip of Kentucky and fortuitously bordered by rivers on two sides, Newport has flourished for over 200 years. Col. James Taylor of Caroline County, Virginia, received a military grant for 1,500 acres, and his son Hubbard selected and surveyed a tract of wilderness along the Ohio River. This area was chosen and named Newport in honor of Christopher Newport, a British privateer who commanded several early expeditions to Virginia, including the voyage transporting the first permanent colonists to Jamestown. With the establishment of a diverse mixture of businesses and the arrival of German and Italian immigrants, Newport has grown over the years and developed into a thriving community.
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ISBN: 9780738517285
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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State: Kentucky
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Authors Judy L. Neff, a local physician with an interest in regional history, and Peggy Wiedemann Harris, a lifelong Newport resident, have compiled images of Newport's past, including some that have never before been published, to tell the story of this spirited city.
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