Introduction to Newport, Kentucky
Newport, Kentucky, in Campbell county, is 5 miles SW of Cincinnati, Ohio. The city is included in the Cincinnati metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 17,048 people lived in Newport.
Newport was settled around the year 1791. It was incorporated in the year 1795 as a town and was chartered as a city in 1850. Newport is settled around the land which was granted to George Muse. James Taylor Sr purchased the land. His son, James Taylor, Jr. was one of the early setters. In 1803, Fort Washington was moved from Cincinnati to form the Newport Barracks. Newport was once referred to as "Sin City" because of its upscale gambling casinos.
Newport and nearby Attractions
- Fort Ancient
- Grant Birthplace
- Harriet Beecher Stowe House
- William Howard Taft National Historic Site
- Stowe House
Things To Do In Newport
Tourists can visit the Newport Aquarium. One can also opt to visit the Big Bone Lick State Park, Kincaid Lake State Park, Caesar Creek State Park, and Devou Park. There are a number of museums situated around Newport. These are Behringer - Crawford Museum, Butler County Historical Society Museum, Cincinnati Art Museum, and Cincinnati Fire Museum.
Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International is the nearest international airport.
Newport Higher Education
Xavier University, University of Cincinnati - Main Campus, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College are the some of the institutions that offer higher educational facilities.