Newport, Cumberland County, New Jersey

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Newport, New Jersey
Newport is located in Cumberland County, New Jersey
Location in Cumberland County (Inset: Cumberland County in New Jersey)
Newport is located in New Jersey
Newport (New Jersey)
Newport is located in the United States
Newport (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°17′48″N 75°10′36″W / 39.29667°N 75.17667°W / 39.29667; -75.17667Coordinates: 39°17′48″N 75°10′36″W / 39.29667°N 75.17667°W / 39.29667; -75.17667
Country United States
State New Jersey
10 ft (3 m)
ZIP code
Area code(s)856
GNIS feature ID0878784[1]

Newport is an unincorporated community located within Downe Township in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States.[2] The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP code 08345.

As of the 2000 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 08345 was 834.[3]

Newport is a very rural community, with colonial, craftsman, and Victorian style homes. County Route 553 is the main road that runs through Newport. Many coastal roads (mostly dirt) were once used for the transportation of salt hay or Saltmeadow Cordgrass. Salt hay marshes serve as pollution filters and as buffers against flooding and shoreline erosion, it was harvested for bedding and fodder for farm animals and for garden mulch.

Two journals written by Erma Moncrief were utilized in the formation of a book titled Erma's Newport Journal with help from longtime resident Emily Stites. Stites died before the journals became the final copy; the book was completed by notable resident Emma Allen, in 2006, and was sold for $10.00. The library at Downe Township Elementary has a copy of the book.

There are two churches in the community of Newport; Newport Baptist, and Newport Methodist. Barnett's gas station and Newport Deli are directly on Route 553. Chance's Store is on Baptist Road, and The Landing Restaurant sits on the bank of the Nantuxent Creek at the dead end of Landing Road; the Sundog Marina is next to The Landing Restaurant. The Delaware Bay can be reached by navigating through the Nantuxent Creek from Sundog Marina.


  1. ^ "Newport". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-10-06.
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 8, 2016.
  3. ^ Census 2000 Fact Sheet for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 08345, United States Census Bureau. Accessed May 23, 2008.

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