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Newport, Kentucky
Newport, Kentucky

Newport, one of the seats of Campbell county, is located near the confluence of the Ohio and Licking rivers. The town was founded in 1792 and named for Captain Christopher Newport, who sailed the first English ship to Jamestown in 1607. The other seat of Campbell county is Alexandria.

Newport was incorporated in 1834.

The Campbell Court House post office opened in 1800 and later became known as Newport.

The population of Newport in 2020 was 14,230.

Photo of Campbell County Courthouse
The Campbell County Courthouse in Newport was built in 1883.


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