Newport, Kentucky (Images of America Series)

Newport, Kentucky (Images of America Series)

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by Judy L. Neff, Judy Reff, Peggy Wiedemann Harris
     
 

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738517285
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
12/03/2004
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
749,980
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the 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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Newport, Kentucky (Images of America Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book follows the history of Newport KY and the pictures are fantastic. If you are a Newport Native, or a newly relocated resident, this book is a great one to review.