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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Newtown 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 Newtown. 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 Newtown.

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

The Pottawattamie County sighting report from eBird.

Since Newtown is near Shelby County and also Harrison County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Shelby County

Sighting report for Harrison 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 Newtown.

How Far From Newtown to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Newtown to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Newtown once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Newtown and extending to:

  • Council Bluffs [Map], which is the Seat of Pottawattamie County, lies 30 miles [48.3 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Newtown to Council Bluffs, with an average speed<3> 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.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 979 miles [1,575.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,474 miles [10,418.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,226 miles [11,629.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,125 miles [8,247.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Newtown ...

We have found 62 communities that share the name Newtown.

While the name Newtown is unique within Iowa, we know of another 62 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Iowa

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Alabama

Franklin County

Our profile page for Newtown, Franklin County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Franklin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Newtown, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the South Southeast.

California

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Newtown, El Dorado County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,347 miles [2,167.8 km] to the West.

Mariposa County

Our profile page for Newtown, Mariposa County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,343 miles [2,161.3 km] to the West.

Nevada County

Our profile page for Newtown, Nevada County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,359 miles [2,187.1 km] to the West.

Shasta County

Our profile page for Newtown, Shasta County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,404 miles [2,259.5 km] to the West.

Solano County

Our profile page for Newtown, Solano County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,409 miles [2,267.6 km] to the West.

Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Newtown, Fulton County   [Map]

Distance: About 791 miles [1,273 km] to the Southeast.

Madison County

Our profile page for Newtown, Madison County   [Map]

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

Illinois

Adams County

Our profile page for Newtown, Adams County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Adams County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Vermilion County

Our profile page for Newtown, Vermilion County   [Map]

Distance: About 405 miles [651.8 km] to the East.

Indiana

Fountain County

Our profile page for Newtown, Fountain County   [Map]

Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the East.

Kentucky

Scott County

Our profile page for Newtown, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the East Southeast.

Maine

York County

Our profile page for Newtown, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,272 miles [2,047.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Newtown, Calvert County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,020 miles [1,641.5 km] to the East.

Charles County

Our profile page for Newtown, Charles County   [Map]

Distance: About 992 miles [1,596.5 km] to the East.

Kent County

Our profile page for Newtown, Kent County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,018 miles [1,638.3 km] to the East.

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Newtown, Saint Mary's County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km] to the East.

Talbot County

Our profile page for Newtown, Talbot County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,030 miles [1,657.6 km] to the East.

Massachusetts

Barnstable County

Our profile page for Newtown, Barnstable County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,281 miles [2,061.6 km] to the East.

Missouri

Saint Francois County

Our profile page for Newtown, Saint Francois County

Although located in Saint Francois County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Newtown, Sullivan County   [Map]

Distance: About 128 miles [206 km] to the Southeast.

Montana

Blaine County

Our profile page for Newtown, Blaine County   [Map]

Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the Northwest.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Newtown   [Map]

Distance: About 1,514 miles [2,436.5 km] to the East Northeast.

New Jersey

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Newtown, Middlesex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km] to the East.

New York

Erie County

Our profile page for Newtown, Erie County   [Map]

Distance: About 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the East.

Queens County

Our profile page for Newtown, Queens County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Queens County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Saratoga County

Our profile page for Newtown, Saratoga County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,107 miles [1,781.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Newtown, Suffolk County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,184 miles [1,905.5 km] to the East.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Newtown   [Map]

Distance: About 2,070 miles [3,331.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Newtown

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.

Ohio

Clermont County

Our profile page for Newtown, Clermont County

This community is historic.

Although located in Clermont County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Newtown, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the East Southeast.

Harrison County

Our profile page for Newtown, Harrison County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the East.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Newtown, Jefferson County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Newtown, Tuscarawas County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Tuscarawas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Newtown, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 811 miles [1,305.2 km] to the East.

Bucks County

Our profile page for Newtown, Bucks County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,066 miles [1,715.6 km] to the East.

Cambria County

Our profile page for Newtown, Cambria County   [Map]

Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the East.

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Newtown, Clearfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 882 miles [1,419.4 km] to the East.

Greene County

Our profile page for Newtown, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the East.

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Newtown, Lancaster County   [Map]

Distance: About 998 miles [1,606.1 km] to the East.

Lehigh County

Our profile page for Newtown, Lehigh County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,024 miles [1,648 km] to the East.

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Newtown, Luzerne County   [Map]

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

McKean County

Our profile page for Newtown, McKean County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in McKean County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Newtown, Schuylkill County   [Map]

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

South Carolina

Dillon County

Our profile page for Newtown, Dillon County   [Map]

Distance: About 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Tennessee

Bedford County

Our profile page for Newtown, Bedford County   [Map]

Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the Southeast.

Polk County

Our profile page for Newtown, Polk County   [Map]

Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the Southeast.

Scott County

Our profile page for Newtown, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Newtown, Albemarle County   [Map]

Distance: About 907 miles [1,459.7 km] to the East.

Greene County

Our profile page for Newtown, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the East.

King and Queen County

Our profile page for Newtown, King and Queen County   [Map]

Distance: About 995 miles [1,601.3 km] to the East.

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Newtown, Lancaster County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km] to the East.

Lee County

Our profile page for Newtown, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Portsmouth City

Our profile page for Newtown, Portsmouth City   [Map]

Distance: About 1,065 miles [1,714 km] to the East Southeast.

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Newtown, Rockbridge County   [Map]

Distance: About 879 miles [1,414.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Newtown, Rockingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 909 miles [1,462.9 km] to the East.

Surry County

Our profile page for Newtown, Surry County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km] to the East.

West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Newtown, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Mingo County

Our profile page for Newtown, Mingo County   [Map]

Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Wisconsin

Wood County

Our profile page for Newtown, Wood County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Wood County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Newtown ...

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.

Carson   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South of Newtown   [Map]

Elk Horn   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Indiantown (Historic)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lewis   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Peter   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sycamore Village   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Union Burg (Historic)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Yorkshire   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [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 Newtown. 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.

Neville Brand

Actor. He was born in Griswold (Iowa) on Friday August 13, 1920 and died in Sacramento (California) on Thursday April 16, 1992 at an age of 71. He was buried at East Lawn Memorial Park (Sacramento County, California) [Map].

Griswold [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Newtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Neville Brand<9>

Edwin Elijah Perkins

Inventor. He was born in Lewis (Iowa) on Tueday January 8, 1889 and died in Rochester (Minnesota) on Monday July 3, 1961 at an age of 72. He was buried at Parkview Cemetery (Adams County, Nebraska) [Map].

Lewis [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Newtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Elijah Perkins

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Iowa

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' 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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<3>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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<4>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 Newtown to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 319.675 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.277 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.575 degrees.

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<8>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Newtown 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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<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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