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

The Maine state capital is Augusta.

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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.

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Newport location: 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.

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History & History Related Items

Newport history:

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.
The settling of Newport: 1795
The incorporation date of Newport: June, 1814 (town)

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Newport attractions:

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.

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Economy & Industry

Newport economy: The local economy includes manufacturing, distribution, agricultural and retail. Tourism also remains an important part of the economy.
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