US Facts       Footsteps of History       It Happened Here      
Mottos, Slogans and Nicknames       Noted Notables


Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For
Penobscot County, Maine


"Crossroads of Maine"
"Gateway to the Moosehead Region"

Page Contents for Newport, Maine

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The Maine state capital is Augusta.
The population of Newport is approximately 3,071 (1999), 1776 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 885 (1990), 796 (2010).
The amount of land area in Newport is 9.052 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Newport is 34 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 3.524 sq kilometers.
The distance from Newport to Washington DC is 590 miles.
The distance to the Maine state capital is 42 miles. (as the crow flies)
Newport is positioned 44.83 degrees north of the equator and 69.26 degrees west of the prime meridian.


twenty five (25) miles west northwest of Bangor in Penobscot County. It is at the junction of Routes 2, which connects travelers with the Canadian Maritimes and New Hampshire and Vermont. Route 7, which starts in Belfast and ends in the Central Maine town of Dover and also is the direction that one would travel to Moosehead Lake. Newport also boasts several I-95 interchanges.
Here is a map page for the Newport area.
Neighboring areas are Corinna to the north, Stetson to the east and to the south are Etna and Plymouth.
Return to Index

History & History Related Items

A Newport history page

The Newport area was first surveyed in 1792 by Ephriam Ballard and Samuel Weston. In 1795, John Hubbard of Readfield purchased what would later become the entire township. In 1800 it was sold to David Greene of Boston. Prior to 1800, there were no permanent settlers, but trappers used the area extensively. The first settler was John Houstin who came in 1800 and built a cabin on Birch Point. By 1804 Deacon John Ireland and his family came from Bloomfield (Skowhegan) and built a home on Clark's Hill. They were the first permanent settlers of the town.
Return to Index

The settling of Newport


The incorporation of Newport

June, 1814 (town)


Sebasticook Lake
Sebasticook Lake is the largest lake (4,288 acres) within the confines of an individual municipality in the State of Maine
There is a Public Boat Landing and Swim front on Sebasticook Lake.

Woodward Memorial Creative Playground
Camp Benson, (Civil War Base for returning Veterans.)
Orchard View Golf Course (9 hole par 32)
Newport has an airport capable of landing small planes on a grass air strip.
Use Newport for your home base and take day trips to Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park (the end destination of the Appalachian Trail), the western mountains and ski resorts--Sugarloaf USA, the southern beaches and attractions.

See this photo gallery for Newport

Find much information at this site for for Newport, Maine.
Return to Index

Economy & Industry

The local economy includes manufacturing, distribution, agricultural and retail. Tourism also remains an important part of the economy.
Return to Index

Newport City Government

A government page for Newport. The form of government in Newport is that of a Board of Selectmen and Town meeting. The board consists of five members who are elected at-large for staggered three year terms. The board appoints the Town Manager who is the chief administrative officer for Newport.

Newport Chamber

Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 464
Newport, Maine 04953
Phone: (207)368-4698

Newport Organizations

Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 464
Newport, Maine 04953
Phone: (207)368-4698

Newport Libraries

Newport Public Library
42 Main St.
Newport, Maine
Phone: 207-368-5074

Newport Schools

Newport Elementary, Grades k-6
Newport Junior High, Grades 7 & 8
Nokomis Regional High School, grades 9-12 Newport


The population of Newport was:
1990 - 3,007
1999 - 3,071

Contribute information for this community or any other community on the Key To TheCity website

Be sure to include the name of the community and its state when contacting Key to the City as you are NOT directly contacting this community.

Thanks for visiting Key to the City. Come back again! Soon!

The information on Key to the City is from multiple sources including government, commerce, libraries, individuals and organizations. There is no guarantee of the accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on these pages, therefore, please use at your own risk.

Search Key to the City
Custom Search
or Search anywhere on the Web
Custom Search