Houses For Sale in Newport TN

Houses for sale in Newport TN

Looking for houses for sale in Newport TN? There are numerous single family homes and properties for sale. Take a look at the listings below and contact me if you see anything you like. 

About Newport

Newport is located in Western Cocke County and sits at the foot of the Smoky Mountains where the streams and creeks drain into the French Broad River. It is just a short drive to Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Several main highways pass through Newport, making it a popular stop for travelers from Tennessee to North Carolina. 

  • Settled in 1799
  • County of Cocke
  • County Seat of Cocke County
  • Population: 6,801
  • Current Mayor: Rowland Dykes, III

Newport's History

Newport has a rich history, being a historic battle ground in the American Revolution between the settlers and the British allied Cherokee Indians. A sign has been erected in the area to commemorate one of the last skirmishes of the Revolutionary War. 

During the Prohibition, Newport was a major moonshine producer. With the winding back roads and small coves, it was easy for moonshiners to hide their stills. For almost four decades afterward, Newport would be known as a hot spot for moonshine. 

What to do in Newport?

Newport is like any other small town in America. There is a movie theater where you can see all the newest releases, various restaurants where you can find hometown country cooking, and small shops among other things. You can find a bowling alley and legal moonshine distilleries. One of the highest rated is Cocke County Moonshine Distillery

Just a short drive outside of Newport are plenty of opportunities for white water rafting, kayaking, and tubing either on the Nolichucky River or the Pigeon River. 

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