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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 Louisa County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Louisa County sighting report from eBird.

Since Newport is near Des Moines County and also Henry County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Des Moines County

Sighting report for Henry 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 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:

  • Wapello [Map], which is the Seat of Louisa County, lies just to the North.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 130 miles [209.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). 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 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 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 6,350 miles [10,219.3 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 7,093 miles [11,415.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,981 miles [8,016.1 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 47 miles [75.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Jones County

Our profile page for Newport, Jones County   [Map]

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


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 470 miles [756.4 km] to the South Southeast.

Arkansas

Jackson County

Our profile page for Newport, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the South.

Ouachita County

Our profile page for Newport, Ouachita County   [Map]

Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the South.

California

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Newport, Mendocino County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,708 miles [2,748.8 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 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the East.

Florida

Monroe County

Our profile page for Newport, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,264 miles [2,034.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Wakulla County

Our profile page for Newport, Wakulla County   [Map]

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

Georgia

Fannin County

Our profile page for Newport, Fannin County   [Map]

Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 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 174 miles [280 km] to the South Southeast.

Indiana

Vermillion County

Our profile page for Newport, Vermillion County   [Map]

Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the East 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 379 miles [609.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Louisiana

Winn Parish

Our profile page for Newport, Winn Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the South.

Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Newport, Penobscot County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,133 miles [1,823.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Maryland

Charles County

Our profile page for Newport, Charles County   [Map]

Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the East.

Worcester County

Our profile page for Newport, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 869 miles [1,398.5 km] to the East.

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 411 miles [661.4 km] to the East.

Minnesota

Washington County

Our profile page for Newport, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the North Northwest.

Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Newport, Attala County   [Map]

Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the South.

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Newport, Chickasaw County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the South Southeast.

DeSoto County

Our profile page for Newport, DeSoto County   [Map]

Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the South.

Missouri

Barton County

Our profile page for Newport, Barton County   [Map]

Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the Southwest.

Nebraska

Rock County

Our profile page for Newport, Rock County   [Map]

Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the West Northwest.

New Hampshire

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Newport, Sullivan County   [Map]

Distance: About 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the East Northeast.

New Jersey

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Newport, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the East.

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Newport, Hunterdon County   [Map]

Distance: About 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the East.

New York

Herkimer County

Our profile page for Newport, Herkimer County   [Map]

Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Monroe County

Our profile page for Newport, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Newport, Onondaga County   [Map]

Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Orange County

Our profile page for Newport, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the East.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Newport   [Map]

Distance: About 1,890 miles [3,041.7 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Carteret County

Our profile page for Newport, Carteret County   [Map]

Distance: About 891 miles [1,433.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Newport   [Map]

Distance: About 1,390 miles [2,237 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 414 miles [666.3 km] to the East.

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Newport, Mahoning County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 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 360 miles [579.4 km] to the East.

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Newport, Tuscarawas County   [Map]

Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the East.

Washington County

Our profile page for Newport, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the East.

Oklahoma

Carter County

Our profile page for Newport, Carter County   [Map]

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

Ontario

Our profile page for Newport   [Map]

Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the East Northeast.

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 1,670 miles [2,687.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Newport, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 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 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the East.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Newport   [Map]

Distance: About 1,465 miles [2,357.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Quebec

Our profile page for Newport   [Map]

Distance: About 1,381 miles [2,222.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Rhode Island

Newport County

Our profile page for Newport, Newport County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,029 miles [1,656 km] to the East.

South Carolina

York County

Our profile page for Newport, York County   [Map]

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

Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for Newport, Cocke County   [Map]

Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the Southeast.

Texas

Clay County

Our profile page for Newport, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 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 1,076 miles [1,731.7 km] to the West.

Vermont

Orleans County

Our profile page for Newport, Orleans County   [Map]

Distance: About 991 miles [1,594.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Virginia

Augusta County

Our profile page for Newport, Augusta County   [Map]

Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Giles County

Our profile page for Newport, Giles County   [Map]

Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 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 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the East.

Washington

King County

Our profile page for Newport, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,583 miles [2,547.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Pend Oreille County

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

Distance: About 1,353 miles [2,177.4 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Newport, Wood County   [Map]

Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the East.

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 9,483 miles [15,261.4 km] to the West Southwest

- New South Wales   [Map]

Distance: About 9,034 miles [14,538.8 km] to the West Southwest

- Queensland   [Map]

Distance: About 8,717 miles [14,028.7 km] to the West

Curacao   [Map]

Distance: About 2,418 miles [3,891.4 km] to the Southeast

England

- East Riding of Yorkshire   [Map]

Distance: About 4,021 miles [6,471.2 km] to the Northeast

- Shropshire   [Map]

Distance: About 3,991 miles [6,422.9 km] to the Northeast

- Uttlesford   [Map]

Distance: About 4,113 miles [6,619.2 km] to the Northeast

- Isle of Wight   [Map]

Distance: About 4,099 miles [6,596.7 km] to the Northeast

Wales

- Pembrokeshire   [Map]

Distance: About 3,922 miles [6,311.8 km] to the Northeast

- Newport   [Map]

Distance: About 4,005 miles [6,445.4 km] to the Northeast

Ireland

- County Mayo   [Map]

Distance: About 3,690 miles [5,938.5 km] to the Northeast

- Tipperary   [Map]

Distance: About 3,764 miles [6,057.6 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.

Bard   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest of Newport   [Map]

Cairo   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Dodgeville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Grandview   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Keithsburg (IL)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Marsh   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Mediapolis   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Pleasant Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [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.

Vernon G. 'Tony' Baker

Professional football. He was born in Burlington (Iowa) on Friday February 16, 1945 and died in Mediapolis (Iowa) on Sunday August 9, 1998 at an age of 53. He was buried at Aspen Grove Cemetery (Des Moines County, Iowa) [Map].

Burlington [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Newport

Mediapolis [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Newport

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vernon G. 'Tony' Baker<9>

Lawrence 'Larry' Conley

Musician. He was born in Keithsburg (Illinois) on Friday November 29, 1895 and died in Copiague (New York) on Monday February 29, 1960 (which is Leap Day) at an age of 64. He was buried at Long Island National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].

Keithsburg [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Newport

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence 'Larry' Conley

William C. Frawley

Actor. He was born in Burlington (Iowa) on Saturday February 26, 1887 and died in Hollywood (California) on Thursday March 3, 1966 at an age of 79. He was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Burlington [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Newport

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William C. Frawley

George Thomas 'Firebrand' Stovall

Major League Baseball. He was born in Leeds (Missouri) on Friday November 23, 1877 and died in Burlington (Iowa) on Monday November 5, 1951 at an age of 74. He was buried at Aspen Grove Cemetery (Des Moines County, Iowa) [Map].

Burlington [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Newport

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Thomas 'Firebrand' Stovall

James Alfred Van Allen

Scientist, astrophysicist. He was born in Mount Pleasant (Iowa) on Monday September 7, 1914 and died in Iowa City (Iowa) on Wednesday August 9, 2006 at an age of 91. He was buried at Southampton Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].

Mount Pleasant [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Newport

Iowa City [Map] is located 43 miles [69.2 km] to the northwest of Newport

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Alfred Van Allen

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Louisa 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 Louisa County: www.louisacountyiowa.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 41.0889, Longitude: -91.1829     [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 316.806 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.931 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.542 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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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