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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 New Town, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Town 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 New Town:
    • 34.896829, -79.364485
    • 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 New Town
  • 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 New Town ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name New Town.

There is one other community in North Carolina which is also named New Town.

Beyond North Carolina, we know of another 23 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 23 communities, 23 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In North Carolina ...
    • Richmond County
      • This New Town is located in Richmond County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of the New Town that is located in Scotland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond County community of New Town.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jackson County
      • This New Town is located in Jackson County and lies 365 miles [587.4 km]<1> to the west of the New Town that is located in Scotland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of New Town.
      • Jefferson County
      • This New Town is located in Jefferson County and lies 438 miles [704.9 km] to the west of the New Town that is located in Scotland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of New Town.
      • Montgomery County
      • This New Town is located in Montgomery County and lies 434 miles [698.5 km] to the west southwest of the New Town that is located in Scotland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of New Town.
    • Arkansas
      • Carroll County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of New Town [Carroll County].
      • Crawford County
      • This New Town is located in Crawford County and lies 837 miles [1,347 km]<1> to the west of the New Town that is located in Scotland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of New Town.
    • Georgia
      • Gordon County
      • This New Town is located in Gordon County and lies 315 miles [506.9 km]<1> to the west of the New Town that is located in Scotland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gordon County community of New Town.
      • Wilkes County
      • This New Town is located in Wilkes County and lies 210 miles [338 km] to the west southwest of the New Town that is located in Scotland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilkes County community of New Town.
    • Kansas
      • Coffey County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of New Town [Coffey County].
    • Maryland
      • Wicomico County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of New Town [Wicomico County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Middlesex County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Massachusetts community of New Town [Middlesex County].
    • Mississippi
      • Sunflower County
      • This New Town is located in Sunflower County and lies 660 miles [1,062.2 km]<1> to the west of the New Town that is located in Scotland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sunflower County community of New Town.
      • Tate County
      • This New Town is located in Tate County and lies 598 miles [962.4 km] to the west of the New Town that is located in Scotland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tate County community of New Town.
    • New Jersey
      • Mercer County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of New Town [Mercer County].
    • North Dakota
      • Mountrail County
      • This New Town is located in Mountrail County and lies 1,489 miles [2,396.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the New Town that is located in Scotland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mountrail County community of New Town.
    • Nova Scotia
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Ohio
      • Guernsey County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Guernsey County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Guernsey County community of New Town.
      • Hocking County
      • This New Town is located in Hocking County and lies 354 miles [569.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the New Town that is located in Scotland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hocking County community of New Town.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Centre County
      • This New Town is located in Centre County and lies 415 miles [667.9 km]<1> to the north of the New Town that is located in Scotland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Centre County community of New Town.
    • Tennessee
      • Hardin County
      • This New Town is located in Hardin County and lies 501 miles [806.3 km]<1> to the west of the New Town that is located in Scotland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardin County community of New Town.
      • Marshall County
      • This New Town is located in Marshall County and lies 423 miles [680.8 km] to the west of the New Town that is located in Scotland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of New Town.
      • Maury County
      • This New Town is located in Maury County and lies 429 miles [690.4 km] to the west of the New Town that is located in Scotland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maury County community of New Town.
    • Virginia
      • Norfolk City
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of New Town [Norfolk City].
      • Radford City
      • This New Town is located in Radford City and lies 168 miles [270.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the New Town that is located in Scotland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Radford City community of New Town.

Curious and Interesting Names Near New Town ...

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.

  • Crump Town [Scotland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crump Town
    • Crump Town [Scotland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of New Town
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crump Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crump Town
  • Edinburgh [Hoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinburgh
    • Edinburgh [Hoke County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of New Town
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edinburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edinburgh
  • Five Points [Hoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Hoke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of New Town
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Floral College [Robeson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floral College
    • Floral College [Robeson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of New Town
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floral College have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floral College
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gold Hill [Hoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Hill
      • Gold Hill [Hoke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of New Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
    • Hickory Grove [Hoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [Hoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of New Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
    • Lincoln Heights [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Heights
      • Lincoln Heights [Scotland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of New Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Heights
    • Silver City [Hoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
      • Silver City [Hoke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of New Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City
    • Silver Hill [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Hill
      • Silver Hill [Scotland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of New Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Hill
    • Sunshine Park [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine Park
      • Sunshine Park [Scotland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of New Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunshine Park

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 New Town. 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 ...
    • John William Coltrane     (Musician, composer)
    • Julianne Moore     (Oscar winning actress)
      • Born: Julie Anne Smith
      • Oscar winning actress. She was born in Fort Bragg (NC) on December 3, 1960 (a Saturday)
      • Fort Bragg is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of New Town.

How Far From New Town 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 New Town to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Laurinburg, which is the Seat of Scotland County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from New Town to Laurinburg, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 73 miles [117.5 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 304 miles [489.2 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,170 miles [9,929.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,863 miles [11,044.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,746 miles [7,637.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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About Scotland County

About North Carolina

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

The official website for Scotland County: www.scotlandcounty.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.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 from Point A (ie- New Town) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Town. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New TownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Town. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8968, Longitude: -79.3645       In this case, the coordinates for New Town have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 New Town, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 New Town 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.
<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 New Town 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 309.377 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.537 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.034 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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