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Nearest Communities to Newtown, By-County ...

The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Newtown, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Newtown:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Newtown and not the distance if driven.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.



Although our information shows that the community of Newtown is historic,<2> it would have been located within present day Pottawattamie County.

The following 8 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pottawattamie County: Cass, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Shelby, Douglas (NE), Sarpy (NE) & Washington (NE).

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 193 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Newtown. Of these communities, 161 are located in counties other than Pottawattamie County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<3> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Newtown (which is Pottawattamie County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Newtown. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Adair CountyCrawford CountyMontgomery County
Adams CountyFremont CountyPage County
Audubon CountyGuthrie CountyShelby County
Carroll CountyHarrison CountyDouglas County (NE)
Cass CountyMills CountySarpy County (NE)


Pottawattamie County     (The county where Newtown resides)
 
County Website: www.pottcounty.com/
County Seat for Pottawattamie:   Council Bluffs
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pottawattamie County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Avoca     [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Harlan Junction (Hist)     [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hancock     [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Walnut     [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Iola (Hist)     [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Oakland     [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Minden     [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
York Center (Unver)     [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Neola     [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Carson     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Taylor (Unver)     [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bentley (Unver)     [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Peter (Unver)     [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Macedonia     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Underwood     [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
McClelland     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kemling (Hist)     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Quick (Unver)     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Treynor     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Weston (Unver)     [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pigeon (Unver)     [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Gilliatt (Unver)     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Chautauqua (Unver)     [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Dumfries (Unver)     [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Crescent     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Honey Creek     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Loveland     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Ascot (Unver)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Clara (Unver)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Grable (Unver)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Council Bluffs     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Carter Lake     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
 

Adair County
 
County Seat for Adair:   Greenfield
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Adair County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Berea (Unver)     [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Adair     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Linwood (Unver)     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bridgewater     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Canby (Unver)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Adams County
 
County Website: www.co.adams.ia.us/
County Seat for Adams:   Corning
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Adams County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Lincoln Center     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Strand     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Carbon     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dickieville (Unver)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Mount Etna     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Quincy     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Audubon County
 
County Seat for Audubon:   Audubon
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Audubon County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Kimballton     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Poplar (Unver)     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Brayton     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Oakfield (Unver)     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fiscus     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Sharon (Unver)     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Exira     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hamlin     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Audubon     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Nishna (Unver)     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Ross (Unver)     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Kenfield (Unver)     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Gray     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Gardner (Unver)     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Larland (Unver)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Viola Center (Unver)     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
 

Carroll County
 
County Website: www.co.carroll.ia.us/
County Seat for Carroll:   Carroll
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Manning     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Templeton     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Cass County
 
County Seat for Cass:   Atlantic
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cass County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Marne     [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Indiantown (Hist)     [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lewis     [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Atlantic     [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Sycamore Village     [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Griswold     [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Grove City (Hist)     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lorah (Unver)     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Wiota     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Lyman (Unver)     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Norway Center     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Cumberland     [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Anita     [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Massena     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Dewey (Unver)     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
 

Crawford County
 
County Website: www.crawfordcounty.org/
County Seat for Crawford:   Denison
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Astor (Unver)     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Manilla     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Buck Grove     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Aspinwall     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Dow City     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Haley (Unver)     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Arion     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bell (Unver)     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Kimze (Unver)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Sunset Village     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Denison     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kenwood (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Fremont County
 
County Website: www.co.fremont.ia.us/
County Seat for Fremont:   Sidney
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fremont County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Imogene     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Guthrie County
 
County Seat for Guthrie:   Guthrie Center
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Guthrie County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
North Branch     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
 

Harrison County
 
County Website: www.harrisoncountyia.org/
County Seat for Harrison:   Logan
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Magill (Unver)     [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Yorkshire (Unver)     [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Persia     [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Union Burg (Hist)     [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Crisp (Unver)     [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Hard Scratch (Unver)     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Beebeetown (Unver)     [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Logan     [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Orton (Unver)     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Willett (Unver)     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Woodbine     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Euclid (Unver)     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Baird (Unver)     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Findley (Unver)     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Dunlap     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Missouri Valley     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Calhoun (Unver)     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Magnolia     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Allen (Unver)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
California Junction     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Modale     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Echo (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Mondamin     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Orson (Unver)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pisgah     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Mills County
 
County Website: www.millscoia.us/
County Seat for Mills:   Glenwood
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mills County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Henderson     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Mineola     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Silver City     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Emerson     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hastings     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Balfour (Unver)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Malvern     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
White Cloud (Unver)     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Strahan (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Folsom (Unver)     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Glenwood     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hentons (Hist)     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hillsdale (Unver)     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Clark (Unver)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Climax (Unver)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pacific City     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Mills (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Solomon (Unver)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pacific Junction     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Montgomery County
 
County Seat for Montgomery:   Red Oak
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Elliott     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Wales (Unver)     [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Stennett (Unver)     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Grant     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Biddick (Hist)     [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Frankfort (Hist)     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
McPherson (Unver)     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Red Oak     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wallin (Unver)     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hawthorne (Unver)     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Morton Mills (Unver)     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Stanton     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Sciola (Unver)     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Tenville     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Coburg     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Clarinda Junction (Hist)     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Villisca     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Page County
 
County Seat for Page:   Clarinda
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Page County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Nyman (Unver)     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Shelby County
 
County Website: www.shco.org/
County Seat for Shelby:   Harlan
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Shelby     [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Corley     [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Tennant     [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rorbeck (Unver)     [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Harlan     [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Jacksonville (Unver)     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Portsmouth     [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Elk Horn     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Westphalia     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Kirkman     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Panama     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Poplar (Unver)     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Red Line (Unver)     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Earling     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Irwin     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Defiance     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Manteno (Unver)     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Botna (Unver)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
 

Douglas County (NE)
 
County Website: www.co.douglas.ne.us/
County Seat for Douglas:   Omaha (NE)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Douglas County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
East Omaha (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Beechwood (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Garden Valley Courts (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Home Park (NE)     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Briggs (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
South Omaha (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Debolt (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Irvington (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Omaha (NE)     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Ralston (NE)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Sarpy County (NE)
 
County Website: www.sarpy.com/
County Seat for Sarpy:   Papillion (NE)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sarpy County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Avery (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bellevue (NE)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Paradise Park (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gilmore Junction (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fort Crook (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gilmore (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Capehart (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
La Platte (NE)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
La Vista (NE)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Rumsey (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Washington County (NE)
 
County Website: www.co.washington.ne.us/
County Seat for Washington:   Blair (NE)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Nashville (NE) (Unver)     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Fort Calhoun (NE)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
De Soto (NE) (Hist)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Newtown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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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<2>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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<3>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

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 larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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