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Welcome to Newton ...

The city of Newton is located in Baker County<1> and is the County Seat for Baker County.

When the people of Newton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Newtonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Newton has a population of 572 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Newton.

Newton is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Newton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Newton (for example, toward Columbia (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Newton is located in the (229) area code.

The ZIP code for Newton: 39870<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Newton had an population of 572 people. This is a decrease of 12.54% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Newton had a population of 654 people (which is 18.95% of the total population of Baker County). This makes Newton the county's most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Newton was

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Newton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Newton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 50 communities that are also named Newton - they are located in Alabama (2), Alberta, British Columbia, Colorado, 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.

  • Vada [Decatur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vada
    • Vada [Decatur County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Newton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 56,457 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vada
  • Douglass Crossroads [Early County]
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    • Douglass Crossroads [Early County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Newton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33,992 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Douglass Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglass Crossroads
  • Douglasville [Early County]
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    • Douglasville [Early County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Newton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,695 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglasville
  • Hawkinstown [Baker County]
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    • Hawkinstown [Baker County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Newton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,270 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawkinstown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawkinstown
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Camilla [Mitchell County]
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      • Camilla [Mitchell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,941 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camilla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camilla<8>
    • Pelham [Mitchell County]
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      • Pelham [Mitchell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,408 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham<8>
    • Greenough [Mitchell County]
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      • Greenough [Mitchell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Newton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,304 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenough have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenough
    • Baconton [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baconton
      • Baconton [Mitchell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 813 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baconton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baconton<8>
    • Leary [Calhoun County]
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      • Leary [Calhoun County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 560 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leary have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leary<8>
    • Sale City [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sale City
      • Sale City [Mitchell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sale City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sale City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sale City<8>

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. 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Newton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Newton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Georgia

About Baker County

About Georgia

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 Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Baker, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 city'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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Newton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Newton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 city (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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), 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 NewtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3185, Longitude: -84.3394    
<7>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>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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