Newport, Madison County, Ohio
|Elevation||1,070 ft (326 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1065147|
Newport (sometimes historically called Walnut Run) is an unincorporated community in Paint Township, Madison County, Ohio, United States. It is located at Coordinates: , along Ohio State Route 38 between London and Midway.
Newport was platted by Ephraim Freshour and William Coberly. The platting was recorded on June 17, 1837, although the actual platting was done at a much earlier date. In 1851, a steam-powered sawmill was built in the community, and the first store was opened in 1854. The Walnut Run Post Office was established on June 27, 1856, with James Gossard as the first postmaster. Historically, the town was called Walnut Run by some people, due to the post office having said name, although the community itself has always been called Newport. The post office was discontinued on December 16, 1859, but then re-established on February 25, 1867. As of 1875, the community contained two churches, two blacksmith shops, one wagon shop, two shoe shops, two grocery stores, and one sawmill. The post office changed its name to Walnutrun Post Office on July 1, 1895, and then discontinued on August 31, 1901. The mail service is currently sent though the London branch.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Bryan, Chester E., History of Madison County, Ohio, B.F. Bowen & Company, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1915, Pg. 181.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Newport, Madison County, Ohio
- Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '06. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2006, Pg. 80
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Walnutrun Post Office
- J. A. Caldwell, Caldwell's Atlas of Madison County, Ohio, Condit, Ohio, 1875, Pg. 10.