Newport, a city of Campbell co., Kentucky, on the Ohio river, immediately above the mouth of the Licking, and opposite Cincinnati, 63 m. N. N. E. of Frankfort; pop. in 1850, 5,895; in 1800, 10,040; in 1870, 15,087. It is handsomely built on an elevated plain commanding a fine view, and is ornamented and made attractive by numerous shade trees. In the city and its suburbs are a large number of elegant residences. Communication with Cincinnati is maintained by a steam ferry and a splendid new iron bridge for ordinary travel and railroad trains. There is a suspension bridge over Licking river between Newport and Covington, and a street railroad running over this bridge and the Covington and Cincinnati bridge connects the three cities. A street railroad also connects Newport with the two villages of Dayton and Bellview, situated on the Ohio river above the town. The Louisville, Cincinnati, and Lexington railroad passes through the city. It is noted for its excellent schools. There are several large rolling mills, iron founderies, saw mills, and various manufactories. The city contains a bank, a United States arsenal and military post, a daily and weekly newspaper, and ten churches.
The principal courts of the county are held here.
I. A municipal and parliamentary borough and market town of Monmouthshire, England, on the right hank of the river Usk, about 5 m. from its mouth, and 20 m. S. W. of Monmouth; pop. in 1871, 27,069. It is largely engaged in ship building, and has several iron founderies, nail works, and manufactories of anchors, chain cables, etc. There is a dock capable of admitting large vessels. In 1872 there entered the port 2,573 British vessels, tonnage 279,159, and 3(33 foreign vessels, tonnage 91,429; cleared, 8,110 British vessels, tonnage 718,063, and 566 foreign vessels, tonnage 179,868. The imports of foreign and colonial merchandise were valued at £362,245, the exports at £2,233,770; the gross amount of customs duties was £51,374. The town is connected with Gloucester and Cardiff by railway, and with Pontypool by railway and the Monmouthshire canal. Of the castle of Newport, which is supposed to have been built by the earl of Gloucester, a son of Henry I., only a square tower and a part of the great hall remain.
In 1839 it was the scene of the chartist insurrection for which John Frost and others were found guilty of high treason and transported for life.
England A Municipal And Parliamentary Borough Of Hampshire, in the isle of Wight, on the left bank of the river Medina, which is navigable for small vessels, 18 m. S. S. E. of Southampton; pop. in 1871, 8,522. Lace and agricultural implements are manufactured.