Introduction to Newport, Arkansas
Newport was incorporated on October 16, 1875. It is the county seat of Jackson County, which was founded on November 5, 1829. It is located on White River and has deep agricultural ties. Newport is a rural community. The name 'Newport' was recorded first in an announcement of land sales in 1837. It is the hometown of Michael Dale Beebe, who became the Governor of Arkansas in 1992; Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart; and Mary Steenburgen, the Academy Award-winning actress.
Newport and nearby Attractions
- Iron Mountain Depot
- Old Independence regional Museum
- Parkin Archeological State Park
- Jackson State Park
- Arnett's Doll Museum
Things To Do In Newport
While staying in the city, one can visit the many museums such as the Old Independence regional Museum and Arnett's Doll Museum. One can also enjoy a day trip to Jackson Port State Park, Hines Park, Remmel Park, and U.S. Roller Rink, which offer a range of recreational and amusement facilities. One can also visit the Jackson County Library and the many Methodist, Baptis, and Episcopal churches in the city. The city hosts several events and festival including the annual Portfest 'Rollin' on the River Festival.
Little Rock AFB Airport provides air transportation facilities.
New Port Higher Education
Harding University, Arkansas State University-Main Campus, Arkansas State University Beebe Branch, University of Central Arkansas, and several other colleges and universities offer higher educational facilities.