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1890 Communities Near Newtown ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Newtown in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Newtown.

Atlantic   (Cass County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Newtown
 - 1895 population of 4,351 people (with 6,577 people in 2018)
 - Atlantic had a post office and railroad service
 
Avoca   (Pottawattamie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Newtown
 - 1895 population of 1,637 people (with 1,531 people in 2018)
 - Avoca had a post office and railroad service
 
Carson   (Pottawattamie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Newtown
 - 1895 population of 391 people (with 817 people in 2018)
 - Carson had a post office and railroad service
 
Corley   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Newtown
 - Corley had a post office and railroad service
 
Elk Horn   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Newtown
 - Elk Horn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Griswold   (Cass County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Newtown
 - 1895 population of 752 people (with 953 people in 2018)
 - Griswold had a post office and railroad service
 
Hancock   (Pottawattamie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Newtown
 - 1895 population of 167 people (with 195 people in 2018)
 - Hancock had a post office and railroad service
 
Harlan   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Newtown
 - 1895 population of 1,765 people (with 4,827 people in 2018)
 - Harlan had a post office and railroad service
 
Harlan Junction   (Pottawattamie County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Harlan Junction was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Newtown
 - Harlan Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Kimballton   (Audubon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Newtown
 - Kimballton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lewis   (Cass County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Newtown
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 401 people in 2018)
 - Lewis had a post office and railroad service
 
Macedonia   (Pottawattamie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Newtown
 - Macedonia had a post office and railroad service
 
Marne   (Cass County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Newtown
 - 1895 population of 414 people (with 113 people in 2018)
 - Marne had a post office and railroad service
 
Minden   (Pottawattamie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Newtown
 - 1895 population of 287 people (with 591 people in 2018)
 - Minden had a post office and railroad service
 
Neola   (Pottawattamie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Newtown
 - 1895 population of 917 people (with 869 people in 2018)
 - Neola had a post office and railroad service
 
Oakland   (Pottawattamie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Newtown
 - 1895 population of 686 people (with 1,507 people in 2018)
 - Oakland had a post office and railroad service
 
Persia   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Newtown
 - Persia had a post office and railroad service
 
Portsmouth   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Newtown
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 180 people in 2018)
 - Portsmouth had a post office and railroad service
 
Shelby   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Newtown
 - 1895 population of 582 people (with 616 people in 2018)
 - Shelby had a post office and railroad service
 
Taylor   (Pottawattamie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Newtown
 - 1895 population of 19 people
 - Taylor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Underwood   (Pottawattamie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Newtown
 - Underwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Union Burg   (Harrison County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Union Burg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Newtown
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Union Burg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walnut   (Pottawattamie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Newtown
 - 1895 population of 811 people (with 774 people in 2018)
 - Walnut had a post office and railroad service
 
Westphalia   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) from Newtown
 - 1895 population of 60 people (with 120 people in 2018)
 - Westphalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
York Center   (Pottawattamie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Newtown
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - York Center had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yorkshire   (Harrison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Newtown
 - Yorkshire had a post office and railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Newtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Newtown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Newtown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4536, Longitude: -95.3364     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newtown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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