Chronological History

Compiled by Evan Hill
Opera House
Historical Chronology of Newport: 1724—2007

This chronological story of Newport is generously shared with anyone who would like to read or use the information.  You may simply scroll through the pages for the fun of it, if you like, poking along to see what emerges, or to satisfy your general interest in history.

Learn how the town acquired the Common, the Newport House burned, the Newport Opera House Association was formed, or what a factory worker earned in 1910.