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Population: 6,110 (1990); 6,269 (2000); 6,528 (2006)

The first grant of this territory was in 1753 as Grenville, after George Grenville, William Pitt's brother-in-law. Few of the grantees were able to take up claim, and in 1761, the town was granted to a new group as Newport, in honor of Henry Newport, a distinguished English soldier and statesman. This group also had difficulty settling, and was granted a charter renewal in 1769. One of the most well-known people born in Newport was Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, daughter of innkeeper Gordon Buell. She was one of the first women editors in America who edited the book "Poems for Children" that included "Mary Had A Little Lamb." She made a successful appeal to President Lincoln for creation of a national holiday to be known as Thanksgiving Day.

Region: Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
County: Sullivan
Distance from:
o Manchester, NH: 61 miles
o Boston, MA: 115 miles
o New York, NY: 265 miles
o Montreal, Quebec: 205 miles

Town Hall
Newport Town Clerk and Tax Collector
15 Sunapee St
Newport, NH 03773
(603) 863-2224

Municipal Information
Government: Selectmen
Planning Board: Appointed
Police Department: Full time
Fire Department: Full time
Nearest Hospital: Valley Regional in Claremont (10 miles)

Election Districts
State House District: 20
State Senate District: 8
Executive Council District: 1
U.S. Congress House of Representatives District: 2

Newport School District

Richards Elementary
21 School St.
Newport, NH 03773
(603) 863-3710

Towle School
86 North Main St.
Newport, NH 03773
(603) 863-2050

Newport Middle School
245 North Main St.
Newport, NH 03773
(603) 863-2414

Newport High School
245 North Main St.
Newport, NH 03773
(603) 863-2414

Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center
243 North Main St.
Newport, NH 03773
(603) 863-3759

Newport Fire Department
11 Sunapee St
Newport, NH 03773
(603) 863-1416

Newport Police Department
59 Main St
Newport, NH 03773
(603) 863-3232

Richards Free Library
58 North Main Street
Newport, NH 03773
(603) 863-3430

Electric: PSNH; NH Electric Coop; Conn. Valley
Gas: None
Water Supplier: Newport Water Works
Sanitation: Municipal
Curbside Trash Pickup: No
Telephone: Verizon
Cable television service: Yes

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