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Images of America: Newport (KY) - Judy L. Neff and Peggy Wiedemann Harris - SIGNED BY BOTH

Images of America: Newport (KY) - Judy L. Neff and Peggy Wiedemann Harris - SIGNED BY BOTH

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Located in the northern tip of Kentucky and fortuitously bordered by rivers on two sides, Newport has flourished for over 200 years. Col. James Taylor of Caroline County, Virginia, received a military grant for 1,500 acres, and his son Hubbard selected and surveyed a tract of wilderness along the Ohio River. This area was chosen and named Newport in honor of Christopher Newport, a British privateer who commanded several early expeditions to Virginia, including the voyage transporting the first permanent colonists to Jamestown. With the establishment of a diverse mixture of businesses and the arrival of German and Italian immigrants, Newport has grown over the years and developed into a thriving community.

About the Author

Authors Judy L. Neff, a local physician with an interest in regional history, and Peggy Wiedemann Harris, a lifelong Newport resident, have compiled images of Newport's past, including some that have never before been published, to tell the story of this spirited city.

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