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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:
    • 32.329590, -89.153389
    • 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 Mississippi, the name Newton is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, 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 219 miles [352.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 234 miles [376.6 km] to the east southeast of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 1,892 miles [3,044.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Newton that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • British Columbia
      • This Newton lies 2,084 miles [3,353.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 291 miles [468.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 463 miles [745.1 km]<1> to the north of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 590 miles [949.5 km]<1> to the north of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the north northeast of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 681 miles [1,096 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 607 miles [976.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 276 miles [444.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 1,298 miles [2,088.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Newton that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • Maryland
      • Caroline County
      • This Newton is located in Caroline County and lies 864 miles [1,390.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newton that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caroline County community of Newton.
    • Massachusetts
      • Middlesex County
      • This Newton is located in Middlesex County and lies 1,199 miles [1,929.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newton that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex 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].
    • 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 1,376 miles [2,214.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 1,225 miles [1,971.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 997 miles [1,604.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 2,171 miles [3,493.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newton that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • North Carolina
      • Catawba County
      • This Newton is located in Catawba County and lies 508 miles [817.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 2,011 miles [3,236.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 954 miles [1,535.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 1,661 miles [2,673.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newton that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • Tennessee
      • Cumberland County
      • This Newton is located in Cumberland County and lies 328 miles [527.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 289 miles [465.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 1,413 miles [2,274 km]<1> to the northwest of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 1,390 miles [2,237 km] to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 624 miles [1,004.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 2,091 miles [3,365.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 622 miles [1,001 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 809 miles [1,302 km]<1> to the north of the Newton that is located in Newton 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 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the north of the Newton that is located in Newton 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.

  • Cedar Grove [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [Newton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Ebenezer [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer [Newton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • Jeff [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeff
    • Jeff [Newton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Newton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeff
  • Liberty [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty [Newton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Newton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Little Rock [Newton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Rock
      • Little Rock [Newton County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Paula [Newton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paula
      • Paula [Newton County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paula have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pilgrim Grove [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilgrim Grove
      • Pilgrim Grove [Newton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilgrim Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilgrim Grove
    • Poplar Springs [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Springs
      • Poplar Springs [Newton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Springs
    • Six Towns [Newton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Towns
      • Six Towns [Newton County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Six Towns have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tallow [Newton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallow
      • Tallow [Newton County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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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    • Paul Lavon Davis     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Wednesday April 21, 1948 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Tueday April 22, 2008 at the age of 60. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Newton.
      • Meridian is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Newton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Lavon Davis<5>
    • John Christopher 'Chris' Ethridge     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday February 10, 1947 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday April 23, 2012 at the age of 65. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Newton.
      • Meridian is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Newton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Christopher 'Chris' Ethridge<5>
    • Andrew Goodman     (Social activist)
      • Social activist. He was born in New York (New York) on Tueday November 23, 1943 and died in Neshoba (Mississippi) on Sunday June 21, 1964 at the age of 20. He is buried at Mt. Judah Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Neshoba is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Newton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Goodman<5>
    • Donald Eric 'Boob' McNair     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday April 12, 1909 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Friday March 11, 1949 at the age of 39. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Newton.
      • Meridian is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Newton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Eric 'Boob' McNair<5>
    • David Ruffin     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Saturday January 18, 1941 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday June 1, 1991 at the age of 50. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Meridian is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Newton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Ruffin<5>
    • James 'Skeeter' Webb     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Thursday November 4, 1909 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Tueday July 8, 1986 at the age of 76. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Newton.
      • Meridian is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Newton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Skeeter' Webb<5>
    • Al Wilson     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday June 19, 1939 and died in Fontana (California) on Monday April 21, 2008 at the age of 68. He is buried at Evergreen Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Meridian is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Newton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Wilson<5>

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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    • Decatur, which is the Seat of Newton County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 59 miles [95 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from Newton to Jackson, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,706 miles [10,792.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,417 miles [11,936.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,293 miles [8,518.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Newton: www.ci.newton.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 Newton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3296, Longitude: -89.1534       In this case, the coordinates for Newton 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 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 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 315.01 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.67 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.473 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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