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Newport in Perry County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Newport Heritage Park

 
 
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By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
1. Newport Heritage Park Marker
Inscription.
(Top plaque)
Route of the United States Despatch Riders
who entered Perry County through Sterrettís Gap (originally Croghanís Gap), crossed the Juniata River at Reiderís Ferry, bearing orders from the United States Government War Department to the forces at the front, on the Canadian Border during the War with Great Britain (1812-1814).

Site of Landing of Reiderís Ferry
This marker is located at the original landing of Reidersís Ferry, also the name of the first settlement her, later known as Reidersville, and since the coming of the Penna. Canal in 1829, as Newport. Reiderís Ferry was established prior to 1804 by John, Paul and Daniel Reider who plotted the original lots of Newport.
Erected by the Perry County Historical Society 1960

(Second plague)
Though the commitment and loyalty of the residents of this community to recover from natural and economic adversities, the community remains intact and prospers. In recognition of those residents, we rededicated this memorial on July 22, 1990.

(Third plaque)
Newport Celebrates 175 years July 19-25, 2015
 
Location. 40° 28.61′ N, 77° 7.952′ W. Marker is in Newport, Pennsylvania, in Perry County. Marker is on Market Street (PA 34). Click for map. This

Newport Heritage Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
2. Newport Heritage Park Marker
marker is located in the park next to St Paul's Lutheran Church. Marker is in this post office area: Newport PA 17074, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Paulís Lutheran Church (here, next to this marker); Newport Fugitive Slave Rescue (within shouting distance of this marker); Carson Long Military Institute (approx. 4.8 miles away); Carson Long Institute (approx. 4.8 miles away); Donald Campbell Willard (approx. 4.8 miles away); Perry County (approx. 4.9 miles away); New Bloomfield World War I Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); Perry County Civil War Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar of 1812Waterways & Vessels
 
Newport Heritage Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
3. Newport Heritage Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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