Founded in 1639, Newport has long been known as a popular summer resort in New England. It is particularly well known for its sailing and large mansions, particularly those owned by the Vanderbilts and the Astors. Edith Wharton’s family also had a home here, and her novel The Age of Innocence depicts some of the social scene. Located in present-day Rhode Island, it is close to Providence, Rhode Island and Boston, Massachusetts. Newport also played a large role in the slave trade, as 22 rum distilleries were located in Newport, which would process sugar and molasses from the Caribbean. Newport was also an active slave port from which ships launched.


Latitude: 41.489840247177
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