NEWPORT, TX (TRINITY COUNTY)
NEWPORT, TEXAS (Trinity County). Newport, a port on the Trinity River just west of Pecota in Trinity County, was established around 1854 by Joseph Werner, an immigrant from Frankfurt, Germany. The settlement flourished briefly as a stopping point for riverboats in the years just before the Civil War. With the arrival of the railroads in the early 1870s, Newport declined in importance and was apparently abandoned. By the early 1880s it was no longer shown on maps.
Patricia B. and Joseph W. Hensley, eds., Trinity County Beginnings (Groveton, Texas: Trinity County Book Committee, 1986).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Christopher Long, "NEWPORT, TX (TRINITY COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrngt), accessed May 25, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.