The Town of Newport is a thriving community located on the Christina River in the northern part of Delaware in New Castle County. We offer excellent educational, recreational, and business opportunities. Convenient access to DE141 and I-95 provides ease in commuting to Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore and the Delaware Beaches. With it’s colonial heritage and vibrant commerce, Newport combines a balanced appreciation of history, and a strong economic base for growth, both residential and commercial.
Newport is among the oldest communities in Delaware, tracing its roots to the early colonial days of the Country. Since its inception, Newport has been a crossroad of commerce for the State. The “Old Kings Road”, which traveled from Philadelphia to Baltimore, ran through the lands where Newport now stands. In 1735, John Justis (Justis Street) purchased 100 acres of land from a Maryland Landholder in order to build a town for business purposes. Justis saw the potential for trade in this area, which bordered on the Christiana Creek and thus was already already in use for shipping grains and other materials.
In 1735, Samuel Marshall purchased 18 acres from Justis and laid out lots for sale. This first “town plan” marks the founding what was to become Newport. Many of the street names created during the early development are still in use today, including Ayre Street, Augustine Street, John Street and James Street…[more]
Town of Newport
226 N. James Street
Newport, DE 19804
Phone: (302) 994-6403
FAX: (302) 996-0214
Comprehensive Plan Update Meeting – Thursday, December 5. 2013. 5:30 pm – 15 N. Augustine Street. Old Town Hall