South Newport River

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South Newport River
CountryUnited States
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationGeorgia

The South Newport River is a 42.6-mile-long (68.6 km)[1] river on the Atlantic coastal plain in the U.S. state of Georgia. It rises in Long County 3 miles (5 km) south of Walthourville and flows east-southeast, becoming the boundary between Liberty and McIntosh counties. It flows into Sapelo Sound, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean, south of St. Catherines Island.

The river's name most likely is a transfer from Newport, Rhode Island.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed April 26, 2011
  2. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 209. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.

Coordinates: 31°33′17″N 81°11′40″W / 31.55467°N 81.19454°W / 31.55467; -81.19454