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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 Newman, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Newman 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 Newman:
    • 32.235705, -90.697324
    • 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 Newman
  • 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 Newman ...

We have found fifteen communities that share the name Newman.

Within Mississippi, the name Newman is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another fifteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Stanislaus County
      • This Newman is located in Stanislaus County and lies 1,747 miles [2,811.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Newman that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stanislaus County community of Newman.
    • Georgia
      • Cobb 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 Georgia community of Newman [Cobb County].
    • Idaho
      • Bonner County
      • This Newman is located in Bonner County and lies 1,734 miles [2,790.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Newman that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bonner County community of Newman.
    • Illinois
      • Douglas County
      • This Newman is located in Douglas County and lies 543 miles [873.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Newman that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Newman.
    • Kansas
      • Jefferson County
      • This Newman is located in Jefferson County and lies 542 miles [872.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Newman that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Newman.
    • Kentucky
      • Daviess County
      • This Newman is located in Daviess County and lies 431 miles [693.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Newman that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Daviess County community of Newman.
    • Louisiana
      • Bienville Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Newman [Bienville Parish].
    • New Mexico
      • Otero County
      • This Newman is located in Otero County and lies 913 miles [1,469.3 km]<1> to the west of the Newman that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otero County community of Newman.
    • New York
      • Essex 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 New York community of Newman [Essex County].
    • North Dakota
      • Cass County
      • This Newman is located in Cass County and lies 1,073 miles [1,726.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Newman that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Newman.
    • Ohio
      • Stark County
      • This Newman is located in Stark County and lies 779 miles [1,253.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newman that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stark County community of Newman.
    • South Carolina
      • Chesterfield 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 South Carolina community of Newman [Chesterfield County].
    • Texas
      • El Paso County
      • This Newman is located in El Paso County and lies 913 miles [1,469.3 km]<1> to the west of the Newman that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the El Paso County community of Newman.
      • Fisher County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Fisher County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fisher County community of Newman.
    • Virginia
      • Hanover County
      • This Newman is located in Hanover County and lies 843 miles [1,356.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Newman that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hanover County community of Newman.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Newman ...

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.

  • Big Black [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Black
    • Big Black [Warren County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Newman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Black have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Black
  • Duke [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duke
    • Duke [Hinds County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Newman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duke have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duke
  • Edwards [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards
    • Edwards [Hinds County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Newman
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,005 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edwards<5>
  • Flowers [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowers
    • Flowers [Warren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Newman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowers have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowers
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    • Halls Ferry [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halls Ferry
      • Halls Ferry [Warren County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Newman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halls Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halls Ferry
    • Institute [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Institute
      • Institute [Hinds County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Newman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Institute have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Institute
    • Jeff Davis [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeff Davis
      • Jeff Davis [Warren County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Newman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeff Davis have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeff Davis
    • Jonestown [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
      • Jonestown [Warren County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Newman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonestown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
    • Learned [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Learned
      • Learned [Hinds County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Newman
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Learned have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Learned
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Learned<5>
    • Porters Chapel [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porters Chapel
      • Porters Chapel [Warren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Newman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porters Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porters Chapel
    • Redbone [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redbone
      • Redbone [Warren County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Newman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redbone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redbone
    • Reedtown [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedtown
      • Reedtown [Hinds County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Newman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedtown
    • Rose Hill [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Warren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Newman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • Spring Plains [Claiborne County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Plains
      • Spring Plains [Claiborne County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Newman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Woodlawn [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Warren County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Newman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn

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 Newman. 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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    • Johnny Fuller     (Gospel singer)
      • Gospel singer. He was born in Edwards (Mississippi) on Saturday April 20, 1929 and died in Oakland (California) on Monday May 20, 1985 at the age of 56. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Alameda County, California).
      • Edwards is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Newman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Fuller<6>
    • Irwin Russel     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Port Gibson (Mississippi) on Thursday June 3, 1852 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday December 23, 1879 at the age of 27. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Port Gibson is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Newman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Irwin Russel<6>
    • Irwin Russell     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Port Gibson (Mississippi) on Friday June 3, 1853 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday December 23, 1879 at the age of 26. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Port Gibson is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Newman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Irwin Russell<6>

How Far From Newman to ...

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

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

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    • Jackson, which is the Seat of Hinds County and lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Newman to Jackson, with an average speed<7> 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.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 30 miles [48.3 km] to the east (E). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 893 miles [1,437.1 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,774 miles [10,901.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,489 miles [12,052.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,365 miles [8,634.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Newman. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Hinds County: www.co.hinds.ms.us/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Newman) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2357, Longitude: -90.6973       In this case, the coordinates for Newman have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Newman 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 Newman, 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Newman to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.95 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.75 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.116 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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