Newport, New Jersey
|Newport, New Jersey|
|Elevation||10 ft (3 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||0878784|
Newport is a very rural community, with colonial, craftsman, and Victorian style homes. County 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.
- "Newport". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-10-06.
- Census 2000 Fact Sheet for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 08345, United States Census Bureau. Accessed May 23, 2008.