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The location of Newport









Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Newport, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Newport and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Newport and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Newport. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Newport.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Jones County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Jones County sighting report from eBird.

Since Newport is near Cedar County and also Linn County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Cedar County

Sighting report for Linn County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Newport.

How Far From Newport to ...

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

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

  • Anamosa [Map], which is the Seat of Jones County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 128 miles [206 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Newport to Des Moines, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,302 miles [10,142.1 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 7,048 miles [11,342.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,939 miles [7,948.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Newport ...

We have found 84 communities that share the name Newport.

Within Iowa, there are 2 communities which are also named Newport. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 70 communities in the United States and Canada - with 67 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Newport, we know of 12 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other communities located in Iowa

Communities outside of Iowa

Communities located internationally


Other Communities Located In Iowa

Johnson County

Our profile page for Newport, Johnson County   [Map]

Distance: About 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southwest.

Louisa County

Our profile page for Newport, Louisa County   [Map]

Distance: About 66 miles [106.2 km] to the South.


Communities Outside of Iowa

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Alabama

Colbert County

Our profile page for Newport, Colbert County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Arkansas

Jackson County

Our profile page for Newport, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the South.

Ouachita County

Our profile page for Newport, Ouachita County   [Map]

Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the South.

California

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Newport, Mendocino County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,700 miles [2,735.9 km] to the West.

Orange County

Our profile page for Newport, Orange County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Orange County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Newport, New Castle County   [Map]

Distance: About 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the East.

Florida

Monroe County

Our profile page for Newport, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,321 miles [2,125.9 km] to the South Southeast.

Wakulla County

Our profile page for Newport, Wakulla County   [Map]

Distance: About 906 miles [1,458.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Georgia

Fannin County

Our profile page for Newport, Fannin County   [Map]

Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the Southeast.

Idaho

Kootenai County

Our profile page for Newport, Kootenai County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Kootenai County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Madison County

Our profile page for Newport, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the South Southeast.

Indiana

Vermillion County

Our profile page for Newport, Vermillion County   [Map]

Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the Southeast.

Kansas

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Newport, Dickinson County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Dickinson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Neosho County

Our profile page for Newport, Neosho County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Neosho County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Campbell County

Our profile page for Newport, Campbell County   [Map]

Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Louisiana

Winn Parish

Our profile page for Newport, Winn Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the South.

Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Newport, Penobscot County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,112 miles [1,789.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Maryland

Charles County

Our profile page for Newport, Charles County   [Map]

Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Worcester County

Our profile page for Newport, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Michigan

Gogebic County

Our profile page for Newport, Gogebic County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Gogebic County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Monroe County

Our profile page for Newport, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the East.

Minnesota

Washington County

Our profile page for Newport, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the North Northwest.

Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Newport, Attala County   [Map]

Distance: About 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the South.

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Newport, Chickasaw County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the South Southeast.

DeSoto County

Our profile page for Newport, DeSoto County   [Map]

Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the South.

Missouri

Barton County

Our profile page for Newport, Barton County   [Map]

Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the South Southwest.

Nebraska

Rock County

Our profile page for Newport, Rock County   [Map]

Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the West.

New Hampshire

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Newport, Sullivan County   [Map]

Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the East.

New Jersey

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Newport, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the East.

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Newport, Hunterdon County   [Map]

Distance: About 847 miles [1,363.1 km] to the East.

New York

Herkimer County

Our profile page for Newport, Herkimer County   [Map]

Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the East.

Monroe County

Our profile page for Newport, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the East.

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Newport, Onondaga County   [Map]

Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the East.

Orange County

Our profile page for Newport, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the East.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Newport   [Map]

Distance: About 1,859 miles [2,991.8 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Carteret County

Our profile page for Newport, Carteret County   [Map]

Distance: About 921 miles [1,482.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Newport   [Map]

Distance: About 1,369 miles [2,203.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for Newport, Adams County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Adams County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Madison County

Our profile page for Newport, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Newport, Mahoning County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the East.

Portage County

Our profile page for Newport, Portage County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Portage County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Shelby County

Our profile page for Newport, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Newport, Tuscarawas County   [Map]

Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the East.

Washington County

Our profile page for Newport, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Oklahoma

Carter County

Our profile page for Newport, Carter County   [Map]

Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the Southwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Newport   [Map]

Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the East.

Oregon

Benton County

Our profile page for Newport, Benton County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Benton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Newport, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,648 miles [2,652.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Newport, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the East.

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Newport, Luzerne County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Luzerne County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Northampton County

Our profile page for Newport, Northampton County   [Map]

Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the East.

Perry County

Our profile page for Newport, Perry County   [Map]

Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the East.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Newport   [Map]

Distance: About 1,441 miles [2,319.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Quebec

Our profile page for Newport   [Map]

Distance: About 1,350 miles [2,172.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Rhode Island

Newport County

Our profile page for Newport, Newport County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,022 miles [1,644.7 km] to the East.

South Carolina

York County

Our profile page for Newport, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the Southeast.

Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for Newport, Cocke County   [Map]

Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the Southeast.

Texas

Clay County

Our profile page for Newport, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the Southwest.

Harris County

Our profile page for Newport, Harris County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Harris County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Walker County

Our profile page for Newport, Walker County

This community is historic.

Although located in Walker County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Newport, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,070 miles [1,722 km] to the West.

Vermont

Orleans County

Our profile page for Newport, Orleans County   [Map]

Distance: About 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Virginia

Augusta County

Our profile page for Newport, Augusta County   [Map]

Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Giles County

Our profile page for Newport, Giles County   [Map]

Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Isle of Wight County

Our profile page for Newport, Isle of Wight County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Isle of Wight County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Page County

Our profile page for Newport, Page County   [Map]

Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the East Southeast.

Washington

King County

Our profile page for Newport, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,553 miles [2,499.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Pend Oreille County

Our profile page for Newport, Pend Oreille County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,321 miles [2,125.9 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Newport, Wood County   [Map]

Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the East Southeast.

Wisconsin

Door County

Our profile page for Newport, Door County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Door County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Australia

- Victoria   [Map]

Distance: About 9,499 miles [15,287.2 km] to the West Southwest

- New South Wales   [Map]

Distance: About 9,047 miles [14,559.7 km] to the West

- Queensland   [Map]

Distance: About 8,723 miles [14,038.3 km] to the West

Curacao   [Map]

Distance: About 2,469 miles [3,973.5 km] to the Southeast

England

- East Riding of Yorkshire   [Map]

Distance: About 3,974 miles [6,395.5 km] to the Northeast

- Shropshire   [Map]

Distance: About 3,946 miles [6,350.5 km] to the Northeast

- Uttlesford   [Map]

Distance: About 4,067 miles [6,545.2 km] to the Northeast

- Isle of Wight   [Map]

Distance: About 4,055 miles [6,525.9 km] to the Northeast

Wales

- Pembrokeshire   [Map]

Distance: About 3,878 miles [6,241 km] to the Northeast

- Newport   [Map]

Distance: About 3,961 miles [6,374.6 km] to the Northeast

Ireland

- County Mayo   [Map]

Distance: About 3,646 miles [5,867.7 km] to the Northeast

- Tipperary   [Map]

Distance: About 3,721 miles [5,988.4 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Newport ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Amber   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Newport   [Map]

Center Junction   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Clarence   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Dales Ford   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Downers Grove   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Edinburg   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lisbon   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Mechanicsville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Scotch Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Springhole   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Stone City   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Wyoming   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Newport. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Michael George 'Shotgun' Chartak

Major League Baseball. He was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Friday April 28, 1916 and died in Cedar Rapids (Iowa) on Tueday July 25, 1967 at an age of 51. He was buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery (Linn County, Iowa) [Map].

Cedar Rapids [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Newport

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael George 'Shotgun' Chartak<9>

Paul Conrad

Political cartoonist. He was born in Cedar Rapids (Iowa) on Friday June 27, 1924 and died in Rancho Palos Verdes (California) on Saturday September 4, 2010 at an age of 86. He was buried at Green Hills Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Cedar Rapids [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Newport

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Conrad

Don DeFore     (Born as Donald John DeFore)

Actor. He was born in Cedar Rapids (Iowa) on Monday August 25, 1913 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Wednesday December 22, 1993 at an age of 80. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Cedar Rapids [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Newport

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don DeFore

Herbert Hoover

31st President of the US (1929 - 1933). He was born in West Branch (Iowa) on Monday August 10, 1874 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday October 20, 1964 at an age of 90.

West Branch [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Newport

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herbert Hoover

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Iowa

About Jones County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jones County: www.co.jones.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0453, Longitude: -91.2007     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newport 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 Newport 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 316.836 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.096 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.312 degrees.

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<7>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 Newport, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Newport could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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