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NEWPORT, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Walker County, East Texas
About 15 Miles NE of Huntsville
About 5.5 Miles E of Riverside



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History on a Granite Marker:

The entire history of this Newport is summed up in the terse inscription on the 1936 Centennial marker:
“Founded in 1846 by Joseph Werner, a German emigrant – abandoned with the decline of Trinity River navigation.”

Photographer’s Note:
“It appears to have been almost covered by the waters of Lake Livingston. The Newport townsite and Werner Cemetery now reside on private property.” - Barclay Gibson, February 22, 2013
Newport Tx - Centennial Marker
Newport Townsite Centennial Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2011
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Newport Tx - Werner Cemetery
Werner Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2011
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Newport Tx - Cemetery & Centennial Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2011
Newport Tx - Cemetery & Centennial Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2011
Newport Tx - Newport Landing
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2011
Walker County TX 1907 Postal Map
Walker County 1907 Postal Map showing Riverside
(Above "ER" in "WALKER")
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Newport, Texas
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