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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 Newtonville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Newtonville 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 Newtonville:
    • 33.063185, -89.415350
    • 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 Newtonville
  • 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 Newtonville ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Newtonville.

Within Mississippi, the name Newtonville is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eleven communities, nine are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Fayette County
      • This Newtonville is located in Fayette County and lies 98 miles [157.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Newtonville that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtonville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Newtonville.
    • Indiana
      • Spencer County
      • This Newtonville is located in Spencer County and lies 368 miles [592.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Newtonville that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtonville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spencer County community of Newtonville.
    • Iowa
      • Buchanan 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 Iowa community of Newtonville [Buchanan County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Middlesex County
      • This Newtonville is located in Middlesex County and lies 1,179 miles [1,897.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newtonville that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtonville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Newtonville.
    • 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 Newtonville [Baraga County].
    • New Jersey
      • Atlantic County
      • This Newtonville is located in Atlantic County and lies 923 miles [1,485.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Newtonville that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtonville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Atlantic County community of Newtonville.
    • New York
      • Albany County
      • This Newtonville is located in Albany County and lies 1,079 miles [1,736.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newtonville that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtonville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Albany County community of Newtonville.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Newtonville lies 1,566 miles [2,520.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newtonville that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtonville
    • Ontario
      • This Newtonville lies 955 miles [1,536.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Newtonville that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtonville
    • South Carolina
      • Marlboro County
      • This Newtonville is located in Marlboro County and lies 571 miles [918.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Newtonville that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtonville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marlboro County community of Newtonville.
    • Texas
      • Gonzales County
      • This Newtonville is located in Gonzales County and lies 515 miles [828.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Newtonville that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtonville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gonzales County community of Newtonville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Newtonville ...

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.

  • Cowpen [Attala County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowpen
    • Cowpen [Attala County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Newtonville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowpen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Edgefield [Attala County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgefield
    • Edgefield [Attala County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Newtonville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgefield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Ethel [Attala County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethel
    • Ethel [Attala County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Newtonville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 385 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethel
  • Gregory [Attala County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory
    • Gregory [Attala County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Newtonville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Plantation [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantation
      • Plantation [Attala County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Newtonville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantation
    • Providence [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Attala County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Newtonville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Rural Hill [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rural Hill
      • Rural Hill [Winston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Newtonville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rural Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural Hill
    • Tabernacle [Attala County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tabernacle
      • Tabernacle [Attala County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Newtonville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tabernacle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 Newtonville. 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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    • Cecil Stamps Blackwood     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Ackerman (Mississippi) on Sunday October 28, 1934 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 13, 2000 at the age of 66.
      • Ackerman is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Newtonville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Stamps Blackwood<4>
    • Archie Dees     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Ethel (Mississippi) on Saturday February 22, 1936 and died in Bloomington (Indiana) on Monday April 4, 2016 at the age of 80. He is buried at Clear Creek Cemetery (Monroe County, Indiana).
      • Ethel is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of Newtonville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Archie Dees<4>
    • Stanley 'Uncle Elmer' Frazier     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Philadelphia (Mississippi) on Monday August 16, 1937 and died on Wednesday July 1, 1992 at the age of 54. He is buried at Biloxi National Cemetery (Harrison County, Mississippi).
      • Philadelphia is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Newtonville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stanley 'Uncle Elmer' Frazier<4>

How Far From Newtonville 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 Newtonville 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<5> community of Newtonville once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Newtonville and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Kosciusko, which is the Seat of Attala County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Newtonville to Kosciusko, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 68 miles [109.4 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,681 miles [10,752 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,396 miles [11,902.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,271 miles [8,482.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Newtonville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newtonville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0632, Longitude: -89.4154       In this case, the coordinates for Newtonville 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Newtonville 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Newtonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Newtonville 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 315.234 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.029 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.448 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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