Newport Densely Populated

It is not generally known that Newport lays claim to being the most congested urban center in Kentucky, if not in the United States. The area of Newport is a square mile, and a population of 30,000 is crowded within the restricted city limits. Most Kentucky cities have annexed contiguous suburbs, but in the case of Newport, the outlying environs have successfully resisted every effort looking to their merger with the Campbell County capital. Fort Thomas and Clifton are populous districts that on the surface appear to be parts of Newport, but in reality they are separate communities.


Courier-Journal, January 19,1920