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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Newton.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Newton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Newton to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Newton to:

  • Ozark [Map], which is the Seat of Dale County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 80 miles [128.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Newton to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,603 miles [10,626.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,299 miles [11,746.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,180 miles [8,336.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Newton ...

We have found 49 communities that share the name Newton.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Newton. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 48 communities in the United States and Canada - with 43 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 IndianaMississippiOhioVirginia
 IowaMontanaOntarioWashington
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Alberta

Our profile page for Newton   [Map]
Distance: About 2,063 miles [3,320.1 km] to the North Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Newton   [Map]
Distance: About 2,282 miles [3,672.5 km] to the Northwest

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Newton, Arapahoe County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Arapahoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Georgia

Baker County

Our profile page for Newton, Baker County   [Map]
Distance: About 73 miles [117.5 km] to the East

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Illinois

Jasper County

Our profile page for Newton, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Fountain County

Our profile page for Newton, Fountain County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Fountain County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Newton County

Our profile page for Newton, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the North

Wabash County

Our profile page for Newton, Wabash County   [Map]
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the North

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Iowa

Jasper County

Our profile page for Newton, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Newton, Chautauqua County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Chautauqua County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Harvey County

Our profile page for Newton, Harvey County   [Map]
Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the Northwest

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Newton, Sedgwick County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sedgwick County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

Calcasieu Parish

Our profile page for Newton, Calcasieu Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the West

Natchitoches Parish

Our profile page for Newton, Natchitoches Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Natchitoches Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Newton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,436 miles [2,311 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Caroline County

Our profile page for Newton, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Newton, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,095 miles [1,762.2 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Baraga County

Our profile page for Newton, Baraga County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Baraga County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Mississippi

Newton County

Our profile page for Newton, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Montana

Dawson County

Our profile page for Newton, Dawson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Dawson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Yellowstone County

Our profile page for Newton, Yellowstone County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,567 miles [2,521.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Saunders County

Our profile page for Newton, Saunders County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Saunders County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Hampshire

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Newton, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,126 miles [1,812.1 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Sussex County

Our profile page for Newton, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 900 miles [1,448.4 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Colfax County

Our profile page for Newton, Colfax County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Colfax County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Grant County

Our profile page for Newton, Grant County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,324 miles [2,130.8 km] to the West

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Newton   [Map]
Distance: About 2,058 miles [3,312 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Catawba County

Our profile page for Newton, Catawba County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Newton, Muskingum County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Muskingum County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Newton
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oregon

Washington County

Our profile page for Newton, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,219 miles [3,571.1 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Newton, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the Northeast

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Newton, Schuylkill County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Schuylkill County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Warren County

Our profile page for Newton, Warren County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Warren County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Newton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,562 miles [2,513.8 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Newton, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the North

Polk County

Our profile page for Newton, Polk County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Polk County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Texas

Newton County

Our profile page for Newton, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the West

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Utah

Cache County

Our profile page for Newton, Cache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,624 miles [2,613.6 km] to the Northwest

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Newton, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,604 miles [2,581.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Danville City

Our profile page for Newton, Danville City   [Map]
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the Northeast

King and Queen County

Our profile page for Newton, King and Queen County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in King and Queen County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Newton, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Grays Harbor County

Our profile page for Newton, Grays Harbor County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,295 miles [3,693.4 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Randolph County

Our profile page for Newton, Randolph County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Randolph County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Roane County

Our profile page for Newton, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Manitowoc County

Our profile page for Newton, Manitowoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the North

Vernon County

Our profile page for Newton, Vernon County   [Map]
Distance: About 896 miles [1,442 km] to the North Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Newton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Newton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Newton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Newton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Newton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3423, Longitude: -85.5893     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Newton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 312.815 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.991 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.281 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Newton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Newton.



 
 
 

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