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Newport is a seaside city on Aquidneck Island[4] in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States. It is located approximately 37 miles (60 km) southeast of Providence, 21 miles (34 km) south of Fall River, and 74 miles (119 km) south of Boston. It is known as a New England summer resort and is famous for its historic mansions. It is also the home of Salve Regina University
Salve Regina University
and Naval Station Newport, which houses the United States
United States
Naval War College, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and an important United States Navy
United States Navy
training center. It was a major 18th-century port city and also contains a high number of surviving buildings from the Colonial era of the United States.[5] The city is the county seat of Newport County, which has no governmental functions other than court administrative and sheriff corrections boundaries. It was known for being the location of the "Summer White Houses" during the administrations of Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. The population was 24,027 as of 2013.


1 History

1.1 Colonial period 1.2 Slave trade 1.3 American Revolutionary era 1.4 Gilded Age 1.5 20th century and beyond

2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Culture 5 Outdoor activities 6 Education 7 Economy

7.1 Principal employers

8 Sister cities 9 In popular culture 10 Notable people 11 See also 12 References 13 Further reading

13.1 Older titles

14 External links

History[edit] See also: Timeline of Newport, Rhode Island Colonial period[edit]

Newport, R.I. in 1730, New York Public Library

Newport was founded in 1639 on Aquidneck Island, which was called Rhode Island
Rhode Island
at the time. Its eight founders and first officers were Nicholas Easton, William Coddington, John Clarke, John Coggeshall, William Brenton, Jeremy Clark, Thomas Hazard, and Henry Bull. Many of these people had been part of the settlement at Portsmouth, along with Anne Hutchinson
Anne Hutchinson
and her followers. They separated within a year of that settlement, however, and Coddington and others began the settlement of Newport on the southern side of the island. Newport grew to be the largest of the four original settlements which became the Colony of Rhode Island
Rhode Island
and Providence Plantations, which also included Providence Plantations
Providence Plantations
and Shawomett. Many of the first colonists in Newport became Baptists, and the second Baptist congregation in Rhode Island
Rhode Island
was formed in 1640 under the leadership of John Clarke. In 1658, a group of Jews were welcomed to settle in Newport; they were fleeing the Inquisition
in Spain and Portugal
but had not been permitted to settle elsewhere. The Newport congregation is now referred to as Congregation Jeshuat Israel and is the second-oldest Jewish congregation in the United States. It meets in Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the United States. The Colony of Rhode Island
Rhode Island
and Providence Plantations
Providence Plantations
received its royal charter in 1663, and Benedict Arnold was elected as its first governor at Newport. The Old Colony House
Old Colony House
served as a seat of Rhode Island's government upon its completion in 1741 at the head of Washington Square, until the current Rhode Island
Rhode Island
State House in Providence was completed in 1904 and Providence became the state's sole capital city. Newport became the most important port in colonial Rhode Island, and a public school was established in 1640. The commercial activity which raised Newport to its fame as a rich port was begun by a second wave of Portuguese Jews who settled there around the middle of the 18th century. They had been practicing Judaism in secret for 300 years in Portugal, and they were attracted to Rhode Island
Rhode Island
because of the freedom of worship there. They brought with them commercial experience and connections, capital, and a spirit of enterprise. Most prominent among those were Jacob Rodrigues Rivera, who arrived in 1745 (died 1789) and Aaron Lopez, who came in 1752 (died May 28, 1782). Rivera introduced the manufacture of sperm oil which became one of Newport's leading industries and made the town rich. Newport developed 17 manufactories of oil and candles and enjoyed a practical monopoly of this trade until the American Revolution. Aaron Lopez is credited with making Newport an important center of trade.[6] He encouraged 40 Portuguese Jewish families to settle there, and Newport had 150 vessels engaged in trade within 14 years of his activity.[7] He was involved in the slave trade and manufactured spermaceti candles, ships, barrels, rum, chocolate, textiles, clothes, shoes, hats, and bottles.[8] He became the wealthiest man in Newport but was denied citizenship on religious grounds, even though British law protected the rights of Jews to become citizens.[9] He appealed to the Rhode Island
Rhode Island
legislature for redress and was refused with this ruling: "Inasmuch as the said Aaron Lopez hath declared himself by religion a Jew, this Assembly doth not admit himself nor any other of that religion to the full freedom of this Colony. So that the said Aaron Lopez nor any other of said religion is not liable to be chosen into any office in this colony nor allowed to give vote as a free man in choosing others."[10] Lopez persisted by applying for citizenship in Massachusetts, where it was granted.[11] From the mid 17th century, the religious tolerance in Newport attracted numbers of Quakers, known also as the Society of Friends.[12] The Great Friends Meeting House
Great Friends Meeting House
in Newport (1699) is the oldest existing structure of worship in Rhode Island. In 1727, James Franklin (brother of Benjamin) printed the Rhode-Island Almanack in Newport. In 1732, he published the first newspaper, the Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Gazette. In 1758, his son James founded the weekly newspaper Mercury. The famous 18th century Goddard and Townsend furniture was also made in Newport. Throughout the 18th century, Newport suffered from an imbalance of trade with the largest colonial ports. As a result, Newport merchants were forced to develop alternatives to conventional exports.[13] In the 1720s, Colonial leaders arrested many pirates, acting under pressure from the British government. Many were hanged in Newport and were buried on Goat Island. Slave trade[edit] Newport was a major center of the slave trade in colonial and early America, active in the "triangle trade" in which slave-produced sugar and molasses from the Caribbean were carried to Rhode Island
Rhode Island
and distilled into rum, which was then carried to West Africa and exchanged for captives. In 1764, Rhode Island
Rhode Island
had about 30 rum distilleries, 22 in Newport alone. The Common Burial Ground
Common Burial Ground
on Farewell Street was where most of the slaves were buried. Sixty percent of slave-trading voyages launched from North America issued from tiny Rhode Island, in some years more than 90%, and many from Newport. Almost half were trafficked illegally, breaking a 1787 state law prohibiting residents of the state from trading in slaves. Slave traders were also breaking federal statutes of 1794 and 1800 barring Americans from carrying slaves to ports outside the United States, as well as the 1807 Congressional act abolishing the transatlantic slave trade. A few Rhode Island
Rhode Island
families made substantial fortunes in the trade. William and Samuel Vernon were Newport merchants who later played an important role in financing the creation of the United States
United States
Navy; they sponsored 30 African slaving ventures. However, it was the DeWolfs of Bristol, Rhode Island, and most notably James De Wolf, who were the largest slave-trading family in all of North America, mounting more than 80 transatlantic voyages, most of them illegal. The Rhode Island
Rhode Island
slave trade was broadly based. Seven hundred Rhode Islanders owned or captained slave ships, including most substantial merchants, and many ordinary shopkeepers and tradesmen who purchased shares in slaving voyages.[14] In addition to being one of America's most active slave ports, Newport was also home to a small community of abolitionists and free blacks. Reverend Samuel Hopkins, minister at Newport's First Congregational Church, has been called "America's first abolitionist."[15] Among subscribers to Hopkins' writings were 17 free black subscribers, most of whom lived in Newport.[15] This community of free blacks, including Newport Gardner, founded the Free African Union Society in 1780, the first African mutual aid society in America.[16]

Touro Synagogue, America's oldest existing synagogue

Some of the historic buildings in Newport, near the coast

Oliver Perry Monument
Oliver Perry Monument
in Eisenhower Park

American Revolutionary era[edit]

NPS map of the W3R Route

Newport was the scene of much activity during the American Revolution. William Ellery
William Ellery
came from Newport, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He later served on the Naval Committee. In the winter of 1775 and 1776, the Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Legislature put militia General William West in charge of rooting out loyalists in Newport, and several notable individuals were exiled to the northern part of the state, such as Joseph Wanton
Joseph Wanton
and Thomas Vernon.[17] In the fall of 1776, the British saw that Newport could be used as a naval base to attack New York (which they had recently occupied), so they took over the city. The population of Newport had divided loyalties; many pro–independence Patriots left town, while loyalist Tories remained. Newport was a British stronghold for the next three years. In the summer of 1778, the Americans began the campaign known as the Battle of Rhode Island. This was the first joint operation between the Americans and the French after the signing of the Treaty of Alliance. The Americans based in Tiverton planned a formal siege of the town. However, the French refused to take part in it, wanting a frontal assault. This weakened the American position, and the British were able to expel the Americans from the island. The following year, the British abandoned Newport, wanting to concentrate their forces in New York. On July 10, 1780, a French expedition arrived in Narragansett Bay
Narragansett Bay
off Newport with an army of 450 officers and 5,300 men, sent by King Louis XVI and commanded by Rochambeau. For the rest of the war, Newport was the base of the French forces in the United States. In July 1781, Rochambeau was finally able to leave Newport for Providence to begin the decisive march to Yorktown, Virginia, along with General George Washington. The first Catholic mass
Catholic mass
in Rhode Island
Rhode Island
was said in Newport during this time. The Rochambeau Monument in Kings Park on Wellington Avenue along Newport Harbor commemorates Rochambeau's contributions to the Revolutionary War and to Newport's history. Newport's population had fallen from over 9,000 (according to the census of 1774) to fewer than 4,000 by the time that the war ended (1783). Over 200 abandoned buildings were torn down in the 1780s. Also, the war destroyed Newport's economic wealth, as years of military occupation closed the city to any form of trade. The Newport merchants moved away, some to Providence, others to Boston
and New York. It was in Newport that the Rhode Island
Rhode Island
General Assembly voted to ratify the Constitution in 1791 and become the 13th state, acting under pressure from the merchant community of Providence. The city was the last residence of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry
Oliver Hazard Perry
and the birthplace of Commodore Matthew C. Perry
Matthew C. Perry
and the Reverend William Ellery Channing.

Rochambeau statue in Kings park

Newport's City

Gilded Age[edit] Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, wealthy southern planters seeking to escape the heat began to build summer cottages on Bellevue Avenue, such as Kingscote (1839).[18] Around the middle of the century, wealthy Yankees, such as the Wetmore family, also began constructing larger mansions, such as Chateau-sur-Mer
(1852) nearby.[19] Most of these early families made a substantial part of their fortunes in the Old China Trade.[20] By the turn of the 20th century, many of the nation's wealthiest families were summering in Newport, including the Vanderbilts, Astors, and the Widener family, who constructed the largest "cottages", such as The Breakers
The Breakers
(1895) and Miramar.[21] They resided for a brief summer social season in grand, gilded mansions with elaborate receiving rooms, dining rooms, music rooms, and ballrooms—but with few bedrooms, since the guests were expected to have "cottages" of their own. Many of the homes were designed by New York architect Richard Morris Hunt, who kept a house in Newport himself. The social scene at Newport is described in Edith Wharton's novel The Age of Innocence. Wharton's own Newport "cottage" was called Land's End. Today, many mansions continue in private use. Hammersmith Farm
Hammersmith Farm
is the mansion where John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
and Jackie Kennedy
Jackie Kennedy
held their wedding reception; it was open to tourists as a "house museum", but has since been purchased and reconverted into a private residence. Many other mansions are open to tourists; still others were converted into academic buildings for Salve Regina College
Salve Regina College
in the 1930s, when the owners could no longer afford their tax bills. In the mid-19th century, a large number of Irish immigrants
Irish immigrants
settled in Newport. The Fifth Ward of Newport in the southern part of the city became a staunch Irish neighborhood for many generations. To this day, St. Patrick's Day is an important day of pride and celebration in Newport, with a large parade going down Thames Street. The oldest Catholic parish in Rhode Island
Rhode Island
is St. Mary's, located on Spring Street—though the current building is not the original one.

The Breakers, 2009

"Hypotenuse", Newport home of architect Richard Morris Hunt

20th century and beyond[edit] Rhode Island
Rhode Island
did not have a fixed capital during and after the colonial era but rotated its legislative sessions among Providence, Newport, Bristol, East Greenwich, and South Kingstown. In 1854, the sessions were eliminated in the cities other than Providence and Newport, and Newport was finally dropped in 1900. A constitutional amendment that year restricted the meetings of the legislature to Providence.[22] John Fitzgerald Kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
and Jacqueline Bouvier were married in St. Mary's Church in Newport on September 12, 1953.[23] Presidents Kennedy and Eisenhower both made Newport the sites of their "Summer White Houses" during their years in office. Eisenhower stayed at Quarters A at the Naval War College
Naval War College
and at what became known as the Eisenhower House,[24] while Kennedy used Hammersmith Farm
Hammersmith Farm
next door.

Naval War College

The city has long been entwined with the United States
United States
Navy. It held the campus of the U.S. Naval Academy
U.S. Naval Academy
during the American Civil War (1861–65) when the undergraduate officer training school was temporarily moved north from Annapolis, Maryland. From 1952 to 1973, it hosted the Cruiser-Destroyer Force of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, and subsequently it has hosted smaller numbers of warships from time to time. Today it hosts the Naval Station Newport
Naval Station Newport
(NAVSTA Newport) and remains home to the U.S. Naval War College
Naval War College
and the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), the center for Surface Warfare Officer training, numerous other schools, and the headquarters of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV-60) was moored in an inactive status at the docks previously used by the Cruiser-Destroyer Force, until it was towed to Brownsville, Texas in August–September 2014 to be dismantled. The USS Forrestal (CV-59) shared the pier until June 2010.[citation needed] The departure of the Cruiser-Destroyer fleet from Newport and the closure of nearby Naval Air Station Quonset Point
Naval Air Station Quonset Point
in 1973 were devastating to the local economy. The population of Newport decreased, businesses closed, and property values plummeted. However, in the late 1960s, the city began revitalizing the downtown area with the construction of America's Cup
America's Cup
Avenue, malls of stores and condominiums, and upscale hotels. Construction was completed on the Newport Bridge. The Preservation Society of Newport County
Preservation Society of Newport County
began opening Newport's historic mansions to the public, and the tourist industry became Newport's primary commercial enterprise over the subsequent years.[25] Geography[edit]

Shoreline of the Easton Bay looking south from cliffside at east end of Narragansett Ave.

Newport is located at 41°29′17″N 71°18′45″W / 41.48806°N 71.31250°W / 41.48806; -71.31250. It is the most populous municipality on Aquidneck Island
Aquidneck Island
in Narragansett Bay. According to the United States
United States
Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.4 square miles (29.5 km2), of which 7.7 square miles (19.9 km2) is land and 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2), or 32.64%, is water.[26] The Newport Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in New England, connects Newport to neighboring Conanicut Island across the East Passage of the Narragansett.


Historical population

Census Pop.

1790 6,716

1800 6,739


1810 7,907


1820 7,319


1830 8,010


1840 8,333


1850 9,563


1860 10,508


1870 12,521


1880 15,693


1890 19,457


1900 22,441


1910 27,149


1920 30,255


1930 27,612


1940 30,532


1950 37,564


1960 47,049


1970 34,562


1980 29,259


1990 28,227


2000 26,475


2010 24,672


Est. 2016 24,779 [27] 0.4%

U.S. Decennial Census[28]

As of 2013, there were 24,027 people, 10,616 households, and 4,933 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,204.2 people per square mile (1,239.8/km²). There were 13,069 housing units at an average density of 1,697.3 per square mile (656.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.5% White, 6.9% African American, 0.8% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 3.1% some other race, and 5.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.4% of the population (3.3% Puerto Rican, 1.2% Guatemalan, 1.1% Mexican[29]).[30] There were 10,616 households, out of which 21.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.9% were headed by married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 53.5% were non-families. 41.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.7% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05, and the average family size was 2.82.[30] The age distribution was 16.5% under the age of 18, 16.3% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.4 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.[30] For the period 2009-11, the estimated median annual income for a household in the city was $59,388, and the median income for a family was $83,880. Male full-time workers had a median income of $52,221 versus $41,679 for females. The per capita income for the city was $35,644. About 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line.[31] Culture[edit] Newport has one of the highest concentrations of colonial homes in the nation in the downtown Newport Historic District, one of three National Historic Landmark Districts in the city, and Newport's colonial heritage is well preserved and documented at the Newport Historical Society. In addition to the colonial architecture, the city is known for its Gilded Age
Gilded Age
mansions, summer "cottages" built in varying styles copied from the royal palaces of Europe. The White Horse Tavern was built prior to 1673 and is one of the oldest taverns in the US.[32] Newport is also home to the Touro Synagogue, one of the oldest Jewish houses of worship in the Western hemisphere, and to the Newport Public Library and Redwood Library and Athenaeum, one of the nation's oldest lending libraries.

Bellevue Avenue's Belcourt is owned by Carolyn Rafaelian.

Redwood Library and Athenaeum

Marble House, owned and operated by the Preservation Society

Outdoor activities[edit]


Aquidneck Island
Aquidneck Island
is home to many beaches, public and private. In Newport, the largest public beach, Easton's beach, or First Beach, has a view of the famed Cliff Walk. Sachuest Beach, or Second Beach, in Middletown is the second largest beach in the area. Gooseberry Beach is a private beach but is open to the public on certain days throughout the year, and is located on Ocean Drive, along with Newport's two other private beaches, Bailey's Beach
Bailey's Beach
(Spouting Rock Beach Association), and Hazard's Beach. The Newport Cliff Walk
Newport Cliff Walk
is considered one of the most popular attractions in the city. It is a 3.5-mile (5.6 km) public access walkway bordering the shoreline, and has been designated a National Recreation Trail. Brenton Point State Park
Brenton Point State Park
is home to the annual Brenton Point Kite Festival. Newport is also home to the Newport Country Club. The historical club has played host to the 2007 Women's US Open and the 1995 Men's US Amateurs. Fort Adams, an historical fort dating back to the War of 1812, houses the Museum of Yachting and hosts both the Newport Folk Festival
Newport Folk Festival
and the Newport Jazz Festival
Newport Jazz Festival
annually. For many years Newport was home to the series of yacht races for the America's Cup. As of Fall 2013, Newport has been designated a nationally recognized Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.[33] It is the first official Bicycle Friendly Community in the state of Rhode Island. The International Tennis Hall of Fame
International Tennis Hall of Fame
is also located in Newport. The Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, a men's ATP Tour event, is held every year in early July, the week following Wimbledon. The week also includes annual enshrinements into the Hall of Fame. The annual Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run is held every fall helping raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities.[34] Education[edit]

Elementary schools: Pell Elementary School, St Michael's Country Day School. Secondary schools: Portsmouth Abbey School
Portsmouth Abbey School
(Portsmouth), St. George's School (Middletown), Thompson Middle School, Rogers High School, Newport Area Career and Technical Center, Aquidneck Island
Aquidneck Island
Adult Learning Center. Post secondary schools: U.S. Naval Academy
U.S. Naval Academy
Preparatory School, Salve Regina University, Naval War College, International Yacht Restoration School, Community College of Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Newport Campus.

Economy[edit] Principal employers[edit] According to Newport's 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[35] the principal employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees

1 Naval Station Newport 4,219

2 Newport Hospital 926

3 City
of Newport 924

4 Newport Harbor Corporation 622

5 Salve Regina University 580

6 Preservation Society of Newport County 366

7 James L. Maher Center 344

8 Savings Institute Bank & Trust 315

9 Gurney's Newport Resort and Marina 313

10 Newport Marriott 225

Sister cities[edit]

 Japan: Shimoda  Ireland: Kinsale  Portugal: Ponta Delgada  Italy: Imperia  Greece: Skiathos  Canada: Saint John, New Brunswick   United States
United States
of America: Staten Island, New York

In popular culture[edit] Newport was a filming location for The Great Gatsby (1974), Mr. North (1988), High Society (1956) and Moonrise Kingdom
Moonrise Kingdom
(2012).[36] Notable people[edit] Main article: List of people from Newport, Rhode Island See also[edit]

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United States
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Rhode Island
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Buildings and structures in Newport, Rhode Island


^ "Mayor - City
of Newport". www.cityofnewport.com.  ^ "American FactFinder". United States
United States
Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States
United States
Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  ^ Aquidneck Island
Aquidneck Island
was called Rhode Island
Rhode Island
during Colonial times, and is still shown on some nautical charts as Rhode Island. ^ James D. Kornwolf, Georgiana Wallis Kornwolf, Architecture and town planning in colonial North America, Volume 1 (JHU Press, 2002), pg. 1021 https://books.google.com/books?id=DA9_v6Ma1a8C&source=gbs_navlinks_s ^ Settlement of the Jews in North America. Charles P. Daly, Ll.D., President of the American Geographical Society; P. Cowen, 1893, Digitized Mar 17, 2008> ^ Wiernik, Peter. History of the Jews in America: From the Period of the Discovery of the New World to the Present Time. The Jewish Press Publishing Company, 1912, p. 73. ^ Kaplan, Marilyn (2004), "The Jewish Merchants of Newport, 1749–1790", in George M. Goodwin and Ellen Smith (eds.), The Jews of Rhode Island, Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press ISBN 1-58465-424-4 ^ Feldberg, Michael (ed.) (2002). "Aaron Lopez's Struggle for Citizenship". Blessings of Freedom: Chapters in American Jewish History. New York: American Jewish Historical Society. ISBN 0-88125-756-7. ^ [1] Archived March 1, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Newport". JewishEncyclopedia.com. Retrieved 2013-06-04.  ^ "Great Friends Meeting House". www.newporthistory.org. Retrieved 11 May 2017.  ^ Tunnell, Daniel L.; Hechtlinger, Adelaide (April 1975). "Life in Newport Part II: The Eighteenth Century". Early American Life: 26–31.  ^ https://www.brown.edu/Research/Slavery_Justice/documents/SlaveryAndJustice.pdf ^ a b Stokes, Keith (19 December 2017). "R.I.'s former slaves achieved great things". The Providence Journal. Retrieved 20 December 2017.  ^ Stokes, Keith. "The Black Origins of the Back to Africa Movement". 1696 Heritage Group. 1696 Heritage Group. Retrieved 20 December 2017.  ^ Vernon, Thomas; Rider, Sidney Smith; Ellery, Harrison; Greene, George Sears (1879). The Diary of Thomas Vernon. S.S. Rider.  ^ "Kingscote". The Preservation Society of Newport County.  ^ "Chateau-sur-Mer". The Preservation Society of Newport County.  ^ Michie, Thomas (1995-04-01). "Newport and the Far East. (Newport, Rhode Island)". The Magazine Antiques.  ^ "The Breakers". The Preservation Society of Newport County.  ^ Taylor, William Harrison. Legislative History and Souvenir of Rhode Island, 1899–1900. pg 211 ^ Catherine, Martha; Anderson, Cosgrove (2005). John F. Kennedy. Learner Publishing Group. pp. 43–44. ISBN 9780822526438.  ^ "The Eisenhower House". Retrieved 1 September 2012.  ^ " Rhode Island
Rhode Island
History". Rhode Island
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General Assembly.  ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Newport city, Rhode Island". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 6, 2013.  ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.  ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.  ^ "QT-P10 Hispanic or Latino by Type: 2010". Retrieved 28 May 2014.  ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Newport city, Rhode Island". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 6, 2013.  ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2009-2011 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates (DP03): Newport city, Rhode Island". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 6, 2013.  ^ "History—The White Horse Tavern".  ^ http://www.bikeleague.org/sites/default/files/bfareportcards/BFC_Fall_2013_ReportCard_Newport_RI.pdf ^ "Pell Bridge Run". pellbridgerun.com.  ^ City
of Newport CAFR ^ Barth, Jack (1991). Roadside Hollywood: The Movie Lover's State-By-State Guide to Film Locations, Celebrity Hangouts, Celluloid Tourist Attractions, and More. Contemporary Books. Pages 256-257. ISBN 9780809243266.

Further reading[edit] See also: Bibliography of the history of Newport, Rhode Island

Bridenbaugh, Carl. Cities in the Wilderness-The First Century of Urban Life in America 1625-1742 (1938) online edition Bridenbaugh, Carl. Cities in Revolt: Urban Life in America, 1743-1776 (1955) Crane, Elaine Forman. A Dependent People: Newport, Rhode Island
Rhode Island
in the Revolutionary Era (Fordham Univ Press, 1992) Crane, Elaine F. "’The first wheel of commerce’: Newport, Rhode Island and the slave trade, 1760–1776." Slavery and Abolition (1980) 1#2 pp: 178-198. Downing, Antoinette Forrester, and Vincent Joseph Scully. The Architectural Heritage of Newport, Rhode Island: 1640-1915 (CN Potter, 1967) Jefferys, C. P. B. Newport: A Short History (1992) Withey, Lynne. Urban growth in colonial Rhode Island: Newport and providence in the eighteenth century (SUNY Press, 1984)

Older titles[edit]

S. G. Arnold, History of the State of Rhode Island, (two volumes, New York, (1859–60) G. C. Mason, Reminiscences of Newport, (Newport, 1884) E. M. Stone, Our French Allies, (Providence, 1884) Newport History, the journal of the Newport Historical Society Newport Mansions: Postcards of the Gilded Age, Schiffer Publishing

External links[edit]

has original text related to this article: National Geographic Magazine/Volume 31/Number 4/Naval Training Station of Newport, Rhode Island

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Newport, Rhode Island.

Newport travel guide from Wikivoyage City
of Newport official website Discover Newport, official tourism website "Class and Leisure at America's First Resort: Newport 1870–1914" from American Studies at the University of Virginia  "Newport, a city, a port of entry and the county-seat of Newport county, Rhode Island, U.S.A.". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). 1911. 

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Coordinates: 41°29′17″N 71°18′45″W / 41.488002°N 71.312622°W / 41.488002; -71.312622

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 139205987 GND: 4243472-5 BNF: cb1377