Newport News, Virginia
The City of Newport News sits on a prime vantage point where the James River meets the Chesapeake Bay. The City runs approximately 25 miles along the James River and the Hampton Roads Harbor. Steeped in history, ours is a community of diverse trades including shipbuilding, technological research and international commerce. We are proud of our City and its rich heritage which dates back to the founding of America. Newport News was named for Christopher Newport, captain of the Susan Constant, the lead ship of the three ship fleet that carried the Jamestown settlers to the new world in 1607. The approximate population of Newport News as of a 2000 U.S. Census is 180,150.