Introduction to Newport, Tennessee
The city of Newport is the county seat of Cocke County. Originally the hunting grounds of Cherokee Tribe, the first European settlers came to the area in early 1780’s. John Gilliard and Emanuel Sandusky were the first to start the community in 1783. The city of Newport was officially incorporated in 1812. The city remained neutral during the American Civil War and consequently suffered a number of raids from both Union and Confederate soldiers. It was also the site of booming logging industry during the late 1800’s.
Newport and nearby Attractions
- Newport City Park
- Canton Area Historical Museum
- Crockett Tavern Museum
- Frank Lorino Park
- Panther Creek State Park.
Things To Do In Newport
One can enjoy family outings at the Fun Mountain Amusement Park or the Forbidden Caverns. The Creek Expeditions and English Mountain Llama offer recreational opportunities for adventurous visitors.
Air transportation facilities are available at McGhee Tyson Airport.
Newport Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Walters State Community College, Carson-Newman College, East Tennessee State University and Western Carolina University.