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Newport News, Virginia, USA

No one knows for sure where Newport News got its name, but "Newportes Newes" first appears in the Virginia Company records in 1619. The most widely accepted folktale is that the city is the namesake of Captain Christopher Newport, commander of Susan Constant, flagship of the three-ship English fleet that landed on Jamestown Island in 1607. He made several voyages to Newport News in the early days of the Jamestown Colony, bringing "good news" of supplies and settlers.


Newport News settled in 1621, is approximately 23 miles long and 3 miles wide.

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