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Our Genealogy Helper for Newtown ...

So far, we have found very little information about Newtown. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Newtown to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Newtown, please Contact Us.


We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Newtown (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Newtown. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of 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 south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

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

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

Below are the counties that are near Newtown. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Newtown:

  DirDistance
Pottawattamie     (The home county for Newtown)
  Avoca   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]<2>
  Hancock   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Walnut   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Minden   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Neola   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Carson   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Macedonia   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Underwood   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  McClelland   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Treynor   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Crescent   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Honey Creek   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Adair
  Adair   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bridgewater   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Adams
  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]
  Mount Etna   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Quincy   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Audubon
  Kimballton   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Brayton   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fiscus   [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]
  Gray   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Carroll
  Manning   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Templeton   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Cass
  Marne   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 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 - Historic   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Wiota   [Map]     E   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]
 
Crawford
  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]
  Arion   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sunset Village   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Denison   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Fremont
  Imogene   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Guthrie
  North Branch   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Harrison
  Persia   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Logan   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Woodbine   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dunlap   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Missouri Valley   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  California Junction   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Modale   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mondamin   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pisgah   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mills
  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]
  Malvern   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Glenwood   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pacific City   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pacific Junction   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Montgomery
  Elliott   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Grant   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Red Oak   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stanton   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tenville   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Coburg   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Villisca   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Shelby
  Shelby   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Corley   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Tennant   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Harlan   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 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]
  Earling   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Irwin   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Defiance   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Douglas (NE)
  Home Park (NE)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Omaha (NE)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ralston (NE)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Sarpy (NE)
  Bellevue (NE)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  La Platte (NE)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  La Vista (NE)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Washington (NE)
  Fort Calhoun (NE)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  De Soto (NE) - Historic   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Newtown, see our County-by-County Page for Newtown.

Cemeteries Near Newtown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Newtown.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Newtown covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Newton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Olson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Walnut Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jacobson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Walnut Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Lincoln Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shelby Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Silver Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Altamont Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Oaklawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Monroe Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Minden Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Newtown ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 138 newspapers that have been published in the area around Newtown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Newtown, there are papers which were published within 36 miles [57.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Newtown.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've 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. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.

While we didn't find Newtown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Newtown.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Newtown, with the one closest to Newtown listed first.

Avoca   [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
 
Harlan Junction - 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
 
Hancock   [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
 
Walnut   [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
 
Shelby   [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
 
Corley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Newtown
 - Corley had a post office and railroad service
 
Oakland   [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
 
Minden   [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
 
Marne   [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

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Newtown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Newtown in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Newtown:

These websites are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //iowaculture.gov/history/

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Iowa to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Pottawattamie County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adair County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Adams County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Audubon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Carroll County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cass County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Crawford County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fremont County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Guthrie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mills County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Shelby County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Douglas County (NE):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sarpy County (NE):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County (NE):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Pottawattamie County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Iowa, for Pottawattamie County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Iowa
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
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Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Pottawattamie County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pottawattamie County: www.pottcounty.com/

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

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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 we use 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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