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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Newport, Kentucky, USA.

18th-19th centuries

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  • 1791 - Settlement laid out.
  • 1795 - Town of Newport incorporated.
  • 1796 - Campbell County Courthouse built.
  • 1798 - Newport Academy founded.
  • 1800 - Population: 106.
  • 1804 - Newport Barracks established.
  • 1812 - James Taylor mansion built.
  • 1821 - Southgate house built (approximate date).
  • 1831 - Taylor Methodist Episcopal Church built.
  • 1834 - City of Newport chartered.
  • 1836 - Newport Lyceum founded.
  • 1844 - Silk factory begins operating.
  • 1847 - Public school begins operating.
  • 1850 - Washington Fire Engine and Hose Company (volunteer firefighters) established.
  • 1859 - October 28: "Mob destroys the plant of the True South, abolition paper."
  • 1860
    • Public high school begins operating.
    • Population: 10,046.
  • 1866 - John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge opens near Newport.
  • 1869 - John Butcher Brewery (later Wiedemann) in business.
  • 1870 - Population: 15,087.
  • 1871 - St. Paul's Episcopal Church built.
  • 1872 - Newport and Cincinnati Bridge opens.
  • 1873 - Southgate St. School established.
  • 1880 – Population: 20,433.
  • 1883 - Ohio River flood.
  • 1884
    • Ohio River flood.
    • Campbell County Courthouse rebuilt.
  • 1888 - U.S. military Fort Thomas established near Newport.
  • 1890 - Cincinnati–Newport Bridge opens.
  • 1891
    • Andrews Steel Mill in business.
    • George Ahlering elected mayor.
  • 1898 - Ohio River flood.
  • 1900 - Population: 28,301.

20th century

  • 1902 - Carnegie Free Library opens.
  • 1910 - Population: 30,309.
  • 1913 - Ohio River flood.
  • 1921 - Steel worker labor strike begins.
  • 1924 - Cote Brilliante becomes part of Newport.
  • 1927 - Newport Finance Building constructed.
  • 1930 - City-manager form of government adopted.
  • 1935 - Clifton becomes part of Newport.
  • 1936 - Ingalls Park becomes part of Newport.
  • 1937 - Flood.
  • 1948 - Floodwall built.
  • 1956 - Newport Shopping Center in business.
  • 1961
    • Anti-corruption "Committee of 500" formed.
    • George Ratterman becomes county sheriff.
  • 1973 - Regional Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (public transit) established.
  • 1975 - Newport News begins publication.
  • 1976 - Daniel Carter Beard Bridge opens.
  • 1978 - Campbell County Public Library established.
  • 1980
    • Irene Deaton becomes first female mayor of Newport.
    • Mansion Hill designated an historic district.
  • 1983 - Steve Goetz elected mayor.
  • 1990 - Campbell County Historical Society founded.
  • 1992 - Tom Guidugli becomes mayor.
  • 1995 - Taylor–Southgate Bridge opens.
  • 1999 - Newport Aquarium opens.
  • 2000 - Population: 17,048.

21st century

  • 2001 - Newport on the Levee "entertainment complex" in business.
  • 2004 - L&N Bridge pedestrianized.
  • 2005 - Geoff Davis becomes U.S. representative for Kentucky's 4th congressional district.
  • 2008 - Jerry Peluso elected mayor.
  • 2010 - Population: 15,273.
  • 2012 - Thomas Massie becomes U.S. representative for Kentucky's 4th congressional district.

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