Newport, New Jersey

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Newport, New Jersey
Unincorporated town
Newport, New Jersey is located in Cumberland County, New Jersey
Newport, New Jersey
Newport, New Jersey
Newport's location in Cumberland County (Inset: Cumberland County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 39°17′48″N 75°10′36″W / 39.29667°N 75.17667°W / 39.29667; -75.17667Coordinates: 39°17′48″N 75°10′36″W / 39.29667°N 75.17667°W / 39.29667; -75.17667
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Cumberland
Township Downe
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
ZIP code 08345
Area code(s) 856
GNIS feature ID 0878784[1]

Newport is an unincorporated community within Downe Township in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP code 08345.

As of the 2000 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 08345 was 834.[2]

Newport is a very rural community, or village, with colonial, craftsman, and Victorian style homes. Route 553 is the main road that runs through Newport. Many coastal roads (mostly dirt) were once used for the transportation of salt hay or Saltmeadow Cordgrass. Salt hay marshes serve as pollution filters and as buffers against flooding and shoreline erosion. It was harvested for bedding and fodder for farm animals and for garden mulch.

Two journals written by Erma Moncrief were utilized in the formation of a book titled Erma's Newport Journal with help from longtime resident Emily Stites. Stites died before the journals became the final copy. The book was completed by notable resident Emma Allen, in 2006, and was sold for $10.00. The library at Downe Township Elementary has a copy of the book.

There are two churches in the community of Newport; Newport Baptist, and Newport Methodist. Barnett's gas station and Newport Deli are directly on Route 553. Wild Bill's Bait and Tackle Shop is on Baptist Road, and The Waterfront Cafe sits on the bank of the Nantuxent Creek at the dead end of Landing Road. The Sun Dog Marina is next to the Waterfront Cafe. The Delaware Bay can be navigated through the Nantuxent Creek from Sun Dog Marina.

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