Place:Newport, Jackson, Arkansas, United States

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NameNewport
TypeCity
Coordinates35.612°N 91.262°W
Located inJackson, Arkansas, United States
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Newport is a city in Jackson County, Arkansas, northeast of Little Rock, on the White River. In 1900, 2,866 people lived in Newport, Arkansas; in 1910, 3,557. The population was 7,879 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Jackson County.

Newport is home to a campus of the Arkansas State University system, with particular focus on training in transportation careers. Newport is known as the town in which Sam Walton owned a Ben Franklin store prior to starting Wal-Mart.

Newport has ten properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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