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Welcome to Newton ...

The town of Newton is located in Dale County<1>.


The location of Newton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Newton, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

When the people of Newton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Newtonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Newton has a population of 1,456 people<4> (see below for details).

Newton is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Newton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Newton (for example, toward Rock Hill (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The telephone area code for Newton: (334)

The ZIP code for Newton: 36352<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Newton had an population of 1,456 people. This is a decrease of 3.64% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.75% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Newton had a population of 1,511 people. This makes Newton the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Newton represents 0.03% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 214th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,511 people, the population of Newton decreased 11.53% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,708 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Newton.

Communities Also Named Newton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Alabama communities named Newton: This one is located in Dale County and the other is located in Houston County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 50 communities that are also named Newton - they are located in Alberta, British Columbia, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (3), Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana (2), Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Prince Edward Island, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah (2), Virginia (3), Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Newton.

Communities near Newton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Newton.

  • Dothan
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dothan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dothan
    • Dothan is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,414 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dothan <7>
  • Enterprise
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
    • Enterprise is located in Coffee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,997 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enterprise <7>
  • Ozark
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Daleville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
    • Daleville is located in Dale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,095 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daleville <7>
  • Headland
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Hartford
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Taylor
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
    • Taylor is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,440 people
  • Midland City
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland City
    • Midland City is located in Dale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,377 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midland City <7>
  • Kinsey
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinsey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinsey
    • Kinsey is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,293 people
  • Cowarts
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowarts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowarts
    • Cowarts is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,097 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowarts <7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Newton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Newton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Newton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Newton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Newton. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Newton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Newton ...

Looking for more information about Newton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Newton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Newton.

Adding Newton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Newton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Newton was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Newton.

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: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Dale, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Newton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Newton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Newton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Newton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Newton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Newton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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