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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Newton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Newton and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Newton:
    • 42.337998, -71.209729
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Newton
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Newton ...

We have found 49 communities that share the name Newton.

Within Massachusetts, the name Newton is unique.

Beyond Massachusetts, we know of another 49 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 49 communities, 43 are located in the United States and seven are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Dale County
      • This Newton is located in Dale County and lies 1,096 miles [1,763.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dale County community of Newton.
      • Houston County
      • This Newton is located in Houston County and lies 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km] to the southwest of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houston County community of Newton.
    • Alberta
      • This Newton lies 2,063 miles [3,320.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • British Columbia
      • This Newton lies 2,482 miles [3,994.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • Colorado
      • Arapahoe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Newton [Arapahoe County].
    • Georgia
      • Baker County
      • This Newton is located in Baker County and lies 1,048 miles [1,686.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baker County community of Newton.
    • Illinois
      • Jasper County
      • This Newton is located in Jasper County and lies 915 miles [1,472.5 km]<1> to the west of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Newton.
    • Indiana
      • Fountain County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Newton [Fountain County].
      • Newton County
      • This Newton is located in Newton County and lies 841 miles [1,353.5 km]<1> to the west of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Newton.
      • Wabash County
      • This Newton is located in Wabash County and lies 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the west of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wabash County community of Newton.
    • Iowa
      • Jasper County
      • This Newton is located in Jasper County and lies 1,117 miles [1,797.6 km]<1> to the west of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Newton.
    • Kansas
      • Chautauqua County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Newton [Chautauqua County].
      • Harvey County
      • This Newton is located in Harvey County and lies 1,404 miles [2,259.5 km]<1> to the west of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harvey County community of Newton.
      • Sedgwick County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Newton [Sedgwick County].
    • Louisiana
      • Calcasieu Parish
      • This Newton is located in Calcasieu Parish and lies 1,471 miles [2,367.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calcasieu Parish community of Newton.
      • Natchitoches Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Newton [Natchitoches Parish].
    • Manitoba
      • This Newton lies 1,378 miles [2,217.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • Maryland
      • Caroline County
      • This Newton is located in Caroline County and lies 349 miles [561.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caroline County community of Newton.
    • Michigan
      • Baraga County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Newton [Baraga County].
    • Mississippi
      • Newton County
      • This Newton is located in Newton County and lies 1,199 miles [1,929.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Newton.
    • Montana
      • Dawson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Newton [Dawson County].
      • Yellowstone County
      • This Newton is located in Yellowstone County and lies 1,826 miles [2,938.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yellowstone County community of Newton.
    • Nebraska
      • Saunders County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Newton [Saunders County].
    • New Hampshire
      • Rockingham County
      • This Newton is located in Rockingham County and lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Newton.
    • New Jersey
      • Sussex County
      • This Newton is located in Sussex County and lies 203 miles [326.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Newton.
    • New Mexico
      • Colfax County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Colfax County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Colfax County community of Newton.
      • Grant County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Newton [Grant County].
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Newton lies 971 miles [1,562.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • North Carolina
      • Catawba County
      • This Newton is located in Catawba County and lies 707 miles [1,137.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Catawba County community of Newton.
    • Ohio
      • Muskingum County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Newton [Muskingum County].
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Newton.
    • Oregon
      • Washington County
      • This Newton is located in Washington County and lies 2,538 miles [4,084.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Newton.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Luzerne County
      • This Newton is located in Luzerne County and lies 253 miles [407.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Luzerne County community of Newton.
      • Schuylkill County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Newton [Schuylkill County].
      • Warren County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Newton [Warren County].
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Newton lies 466 miles [750 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • Tennessee
      • Cumberland County
      • This Newton is located in Cumberland County and lies 874 miles [1,406.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Newton.
      • Polk County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Newton [Polk County].
    • Texas
      • Newton County
      • This Newton is located in Newton County and lies 1,473 miles [2,370.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Newton.
    • Utah
      • Cache County
      • This Newton is located in Cache County and lies 2,069 miles [3,329.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cache County community of Newton.
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Newton is located in Salt Lake County and lies 2,094 miles [3,370 km] to the west of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Newton.
    • Virginia
      • Danville City
      • This Newton is located in Danville City and lies 592 miles [952.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Danville City community of Newton.
      • King and Queen County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Newton [King and Queen County].
      • Pittsylvania County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Newton [Pittsylvania County].
    • Washington
      • Grays Harbor County
      • This Newton is located in Grays Harbor County and lies 2,564 miles [4,126.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grays Harbor County community of Newton.
    • West Virginia
      • Randolph County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Newton [Randolph County].
      • Roane County
      • This Newton is located in Roane County and lies 583 miles [938.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roane County community of Newton.
    • Wisconsin
      • Manitowoc County
      • This Newton is located in Manitowoc County and lies 838 miles [1,348.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Manitowoc County community of Newton.
      • Vernon County
      • This Newton is located in Vernon County and lies 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km] to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vernon County community of Newton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Newton ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Camp Mary Day [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Mary Day
    • Camp Mary Day [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Newton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Mary Day have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Mary Day
  • Camp Ted [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Ted
    • Camp Ted [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Newton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Ted have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Ted
  • Cedarwood [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarwood
    • Cedarwood [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarwood
  • Chestnut Hill [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Hill
    • Chestnut Hill [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Newton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Hill
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    • Grantville [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantville
      • Grantville [Norfolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantville
    • Highland [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Suffolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
    • Lakeview [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Longwood Station [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longwood Station
      • Longwood Station [Norfolk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longwood Station have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longwood Station
    • Mount Hope [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Suffolk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Piety Corner [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piety Corner
      • Piety Corner [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piety Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piety Corner
    • Reservoir [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reservoir
      • Reservoir [Norfolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reservoir have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reservoir
    • Riverview [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • Strawberry Hill [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strawberry Hill
      • Strawberry Hill [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strawberry Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strawberry Hill

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 Newton. 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.

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    • Abigail Adams     (Wife and First lady to the Presidency of John Adams (1797 - 1801))
      • Wife and First lady to the Presidency of John Adams (1797 - 1801). She was born in Weymouth (MA) on November 22, 1744 (a Sunday) and died in Quincy (MA) on October 28, 1818 (a Wednesday) at the age of 73.
      • Weymouth is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Newton.
      • Quincy is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Newton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail Adams<5>
    • Edwin Adams     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Medford (MA) on February 3, 1834 (a Monday) and died in Philadelphia (PA) on October 28, 1877 (a Sunday) at the age of 43. He is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Medford is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Newton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Adams<5>
    • Hannah Adams     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Medford (MA) on October 2, 1755 (a Thursday) and died in Brookline (MA) on December 15, 1831 (a Thursday) at the age of 76. She is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Medford is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Newton.
      • Brookline is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Newton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hannah Adams<5>
    • John Adams     (2nd President of the US (1797 - 1801))
      • Full name: John Edmund Adams
      • 2nd President of the US (1797 - 1801). He was born in Braintree (MA) on October 30, 1735 (a Sunday) and died in Quincy (MA) on July 4, 1826 (a Tueday) at the age of 90.
      • Braintree is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Newton.
      • Quincy is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Newton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Adams<5>
    • John Quincy Adams     (6th President of the US (1825 - 1829))
      • 6th President of the US (1825 - 1829). He was born in Braintree (MA) on July 11, 1767 (a Saturday) and died in Washington, DC on February 23, 1848 (a Wednesday) at the age of 80.
      • Braintree is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Newton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Quincy Adams<5>
    • William Taylor Adams     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Medway (MA) on July 30, 1822 (a Tueday) and died in Dorchester (MA) on March 27, 1897 (a Saturday) at the age of 74. He is buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Medway is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Newton.
      • Dorchester is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Newton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Taylor Adams<5>
    • Elizabeth Cary Agassiz     (Scientist)
      • Scientist. She was born in Boston (MA) on December 5, 1822 (a Thursday) and died in Arlington (MA) on June 27, 1907 (a Thursday) at the age of 84. She is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Boston is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Newton.
      • Arlington is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Newton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Cary Agassiz<5>
    • Louis Agassiz     (Scientist)
      • Scientist. He was born in Motier (Switzerland) on May 28, 1807 (a Thursday) and died in Cambridge (MA) on December 12, 1873 (a Friday) at the age of 66. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Cambridge is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Newton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis Agassiz<5>
    • Harry Agganis     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lynn (MA) on April 20, 1929 (a Saturday) and died in Cambridge (MA) on June 27, 1955 (a Monday) at the age of 26.
      • Lynn is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Newton.
      • Cambridge is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Newton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Agganis<5>
    • Jack Albertson     (Actor, comedian, dancer, singer)
      • Full name: Harold Albertson
      • Actor, comedian, dancer, singer. He was born in Malden (MA) on June 16, 1907 (a Sunday) and died in Hollywood (CA) on November 25, 1981 (a Wednesday) at the age of 74. The body was cremated.
      • Malden is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Newton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Albertson<5>
    • Louisa May Alcott     (Author)
    • Thomas Bailey Aldrich     (Author, poet, editor)
    • Jane Alexander     (Oscar nominated actress, author, former director of the National Endowment of the Arts)
      • Born: Jane Quigley
      • Oscar nominated actress, author, former director of the National Endowment of the Arts. She was born in Boston (MA) on October 28, 1939 (a Saturday)
      • Boston is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Newton.

How Far From Newton to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Newton and extending to:

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    • Cambridge, which is the Seat of Middlesex County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Boston, which is the State Capital of Massachusetts, lies just to the east (E).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 386 miles [621.2 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Newton to White House, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 22 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,511 miles [8,869.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,218 miles [10,006.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,094 miles [6,588.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Massachusetts

About Middlesex County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Newton: www.ci.newton.ma.us/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Newton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Newton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NewtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3380, Longitude: -71.2097    
<2>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Newton 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.
<3>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 Newton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Newton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 304.069 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.672 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.65 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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