Celebrating 200 Years of History in 2020

1940 Stone Monument


1940 Stone Monument

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The monument recognizes the Dispatch Riders from the War of 1812 who passed through Newport crossing the Juniata River at the ford where the present day bridge is located.  The riders where taking messages from Washington DC to the US Army in New York.

In June 2015 the monument was moved from its origianal location near the old PRR Station along Market St at Kauffman’s Gagrage to its new location in the Newport Heritage Park.


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Perry County Heritage Trail

The Perry County Bicentennial Committee is happy to be involved with the research and writing of much of the content of the history of Perry County. The committee has been instrumental in working with sponsors to procure and install the markers as shown in this Heritage Trail website.