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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.
ISBN: 9780738517285
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Kentucky
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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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