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  • First Baptist Church, Newport, Arkansas
    First Baptist Church, Newport, Arkansas
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  • Jackson County Courthouse, Newport, Arkansas
    Jackson County Courthouse, Newport,...
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  • Historic Marker at the Jackson County Courtyhouse
    Historic Marker at the Jackson County...
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    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Nov 17, 2006

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    Jackson is one of the most common names for counties in the United States, and there are at least eight Jackson County Courthouses in as many states.

    The Jackson County Courthouse in Arkansas is in the town of Newport, which replaced Jacksonport as the county seat in the late 1800s. The old Jacksonport courthouse has been preserved as a historic site and is now a state park. The "new" Jackson County Courthouse is also on the national register of historic buildings because of its engineering and architectural significance.

    It is located on U.S. Hwy. 67, in the heart of Newport.

    Jackson County Courthouse, Arkansas Historic Marker at the Jackson County Courtyhouse
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  • Park Inn International Newport

    901 HWY 367 N, Newport, AR 72112

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Days Inn Newport

    101 Olivia Drive, Newport, Arkansas, 72112, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

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    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Nov 17, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Every town has a claim to fame. Newport is perhaps best known for one of its former residents and businessmen. Sam Walton.

    Sam owned a Ben Franklin store in Newport before he moved to Rogers, Arkansas where he began his first discount variety store, Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart has grown to become the world's largest retail chain.

    Sam Walton Article

    Sam Walton: Photo from the Public Domain
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