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

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Newtonia:
    • 31.040454, -91.205941
    • 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 Newtonia
  • 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 Newtonia ...

We have found one communities that share the name Newtonia.

Within Mississippi, the name Newtonia is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, there is another community also named Newtonia in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Missouri
      • Newton County
      • This Newtonia is located in Newton County and lies 437 miles [703.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Newtonia that is located in Wilkinson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtonia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Newtonia.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Newtonia ...

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.

  • Alice [West Feliciana Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alice
    • Alice [West Feliciana Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Newtonia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alice have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alice
  • Converse [West Feliciana Parish] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Converse
    • Converse [West Feliciana Parish] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Newtonia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Converse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Donegal [Wilkinson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donegal
    • Donegal [Wilkinson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Newtonia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donegal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donegal
  • Laneheart [Wilkinson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laneheart
    • Laneheart [Wilkinson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Newtonia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laneheart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laneheart
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    • Mount Pleasant [Wilkinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Wilkinson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Newtonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Spillman [West Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spillman
      • Spillman [West Feliciana Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Newtonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spillman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spillman
    • Teddy [East Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teddy
      • Teddy [East Feliciana Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Newtonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teddy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teddy
    • Wayside [West Feliciana Parish] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayside
      • Wayside [West Feliciana Parish] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Newtonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 Newtonia. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Donna Douglas     (Actress, singer, author, real estate)
      • Actress, singer, author, real estate. She was born in Pride (Louisiana) on Monday September 26, 1932 and died in Zachary (Louisiana) on Thursday January 1, 2015 at the age of 82.
      • Pride is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Newtonia.
      • Zachary is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Newtonia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donna Douglas<3>
    • Lester Willis 'Prez' Young     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Woodville (Mississippi) on Friday August 27, 1909 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 15, 1959 at the age of 49.
      • Woodville is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Newtonia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Willis 'Prez' Young<3>

How Far From Newtonia 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 community such as Newtonia to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Woodville, which is the Seat of Wilkinson County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 106 miles [170.6 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Newtonia to Jackson, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 966 miles [1,554.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,854 miles [11,030.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,567 miles [12,177.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,442 miles [8,758.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Wilkinson County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Newtonia) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newtonia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0405, Longitude: -91.2059       In this case, the coordinates for Newtonia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Newtonia to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.138 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.809 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.506 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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