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Welcome to 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.

Newtown would have been located within present day Pottawattamie County.

The location of Newtown has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Newtown is 1,160 feet [354 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Newtown was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Newtown once stood is in the (712) area code.

Communities near Newtown ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Atlantic   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the East (E) of Newtown

Located in Cass County

Harlan   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Newtown

Located in Shelby County

Oakland   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of Newtown

Griswold   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Newtown

Located in Cass County

Underwood   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Newtown

Neola   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Newtown

Carson   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Newtown

Walnut   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of Newtown

Elk Horn   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Newtown

Located in Shelby County

Shelby   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Newtown

Located in Shelby County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Newtown.

Communities Also Named Newtown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 68 communities that are also named Newtown - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (5), Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland (5), Massachusetts, Missouri (2), Montana, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York (4), Newfoundland and Labrador (5), Nova Scotia (3), Ohio (5), Pennsylvania (10), South Carolina, Tennessee (3), Virginia (9), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Newtown.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Newtown. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Newtown. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Newtown.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Newtown:

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Pottawattamie County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pottawattamie County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

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>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Newtown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 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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