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Introduction ...

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

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 Newton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Newton and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Newton 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 Newton. 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 Newton.

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

The Jasper County sighting report from eBird.

Since Newton is near Marshall County and also Poweshiek County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Marshall County

Sighting report for Poweshiek 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 Newton.

How Far From Newton 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 city 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 and extending to:

  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 30 miles [48.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Newton to Des Moines, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,384 miles [10,274.1 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 7,132 miles [11,477.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,026 miles [8,088.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Newton ...

We have found 49 communities that share the name Newton.

While the name Newton is unique within Iowa, we know of another 49 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Iowa

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Alabama

Dale County

Our profile page for Newton, Dale County   [Map]

Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the South Southeast.

Houston County

Our profile page for Newton, Houston County   [Map]

Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the South Southeast.

Alberta

Our profile page for Newton   [Map]

Distance: About 1,245 miles [2,003.6 km] to the Northwest.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Newton   [Map]

Distance: About 1,521 miles [2,447.8 km] to the West 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 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the Southeast.

Illinois

Jasper County

Our profile page for Newton, Jasper County   [Map]

Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the Southeast.

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 300 miles [482.8 km] to the East.

Wabash County

Our profile page for Newton, Wabash County   [Map]

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

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 340 miles [547.2 km] to the Southwest.

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.

Louisiana

Calcasieu Parish

Our profile page for Newton, Calcasieu Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the South.

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.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Newton   [Map]

Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the North Northwest.

Maryland

Caroline County

Our profile page for Newton, Caroline County   [Map]

Distance: About 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the East.

Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Newton, Middlesex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,117 miles [1,797.6 km] to the East.

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.

Mississippi

Newton County

Our profile page for Newton, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the South Southeast.

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 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the West Northwest.

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.

New Hampshire

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Newton, Rockingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,123 miles [1,807.3 km] to the East.

New Jersey

Sussex County

Our profile page for Newton, Sussex County   [Map]

Distance: About 946 miles [1,522.4 km] to the East.

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 1,036 miles [1,667.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Newton   [Map]

Distance: About 1,998 miles [3,215.5 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Catawba County

Our profile page for Newton, Catawba County   [Map]

Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the East Southeast.

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.

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.

Oregon

Washington County

Our profile page for Newton, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,509 miles [2,428.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Newton, Luzerne County   [Map]

Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the East.

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.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Newton   [Map]

Distance: About 1,488 miles [2,394.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Tennessee

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Newton, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the Southeast.

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.

Texas

Newton County

Our profile page for Newton, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the South.

Utah

Cache County

Our profile page for Newton, Cache County   [Map]

Distance: About 973 miles [1,565.9 km] to the West.

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Newton, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 988 miles [1,590 km] to the West.

Virginia

Danville City

Our profile page for Newton, Danville City   [Map]

Distance: About 808 miles [1,300.3 km] to the East Southeast.

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

Washington

Grays Harbor County

Our profile page for Newton, Grays Harbor County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,563 miles [2,515.4 km] to the West Northwest.

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 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Wisconsin

Manitowoc County

Our profile page for Newton, Manitowoc County   [Map]

Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Vernon County

Our profile page for Newton, Vernon County   [Map]

Distance: About 164 miles [263.9 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Newton ...

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.

Galesburg   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast of Newton   [Map]

Green Castle   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Ira   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Kellogg   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Killduff   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lambs Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Murphy   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Prairie City   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rushville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [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 Newton. 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.

Adrian Constantine 'Cap' Anson

Major League Baseball. He was born in Marshalltown (Iowa) on Saturday April 17, 1852 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday April 14, 1922 at an age of 70. He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Marshalltown [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Newton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adrian Constantine 'Cap' Anson<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Jasper County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Newton: www.newtongov.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6993, Longitude: -93.0387     [Map].

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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 angle) to Jerusalem is 318.088 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.485 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.336 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 (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 Newton 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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<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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<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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