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Our Genealogy Helper for Newton ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Newton (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Newton. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Newton is located in Catawba County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of North Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Catawba County: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Cleveland, Iredell & Lincoln.

Below are the counties that are near Newton. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Newton:

  • Catawba County     (The home county of Newton)
    • Startown [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Startown
      • Startown [Catawba County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Startown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Startown
    • Conover [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conover
      • Conover [Catawba County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,573 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conover<3>
    • Fairgrove [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairgrove
      • Fairgrove [Catawba County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairgrove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairgrove
    • Duan [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duan
      • Duan [Catawba County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duan
    • Witherspoon Crossroad [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Witherspoon Crossroad
      • Witherspoon Crossroad [Catawba County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Witherspoon Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Witherspoon Crossroad
    • Fairbrook [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairbrook
      • Fairbrook [Catawba County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairbrook
    • Claremont [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Catawba County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,414 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Claremont<3>
    • Sweetwater [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
      • Sweetwater [Catawba County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater
    • Maiden [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maiden
      • Maiden [Catawba County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maiden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maiden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maiden<3>
    • Providence Mill [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence Mill
      • Providence Mill [Catawba County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence Mill
    • Blackburn [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackburn
      • Blackburn [Catawba County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackburn
    • Brookford [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookford
      • Brookford [Catawba County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 381 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookford
  • Alexander County
    • Bethlehem [Alexander County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethlehem
      • Bethlehem [Alexander County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethlehem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethlehem
    • Taylorsville Beach [Alexander County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville Beach
      • Taylorsville Beach [Alexander County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville Beach
    • Millersville [Alexander County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millersville
      • Millersville [Alexander County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millersville
    • Isenhour Park [Alexander County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isenhour Park
      • Isenhour Park [Alexander County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Isenhour Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isenhour Park
    • Fairview Park [Alexander County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview Park
      • Fairview Park [Alexander County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Park
    • Liledoun [Alexander County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liledoun
      • Liledoun [Alexander County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liledoun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liledoun
    • Little River [Alexander County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little River
      • Little River [Alexander County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little River
    • Midway [Alexander County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midway
      • Midway [Alexander County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
    • Taylorsville [Alexander County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Alexander County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,140 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<3>
    • Stony Point [Alexander County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Point
      • Stony Point [Alexander County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Newton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Point
    • Ellendale [Alexander County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellendale
      • Ellendale [Alexander County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellendale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellendale
    • Hiddenite [Alexander County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiddenite
      • Hiddenite [Alexander County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hiddenite have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiddenite
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hiddenite<3>
  • Burke County
    • Hildebran [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hildebran
      • Hildebran [Burke County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,006 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hildebran have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hildebran
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hildebran<3>
    • Rhodhiss [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhodhiss
      • Rhodhiss [Burke County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,021 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhodhiss have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhodhiss
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rhodhiss<3>
    • Icard [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Icard
      • Icard [Burke County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Icard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Icard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Icard<3>
    • Connelly Springs [Burke County]
    • Rutherford College [Burke County]
    • Ramsey [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramsey
      • Ramsey [Burke County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Newton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramsey
    • Valdese [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valdese
      • Valdese [Burke County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,407 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valdese have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valdese
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valdese<3>
    • Drexel [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drexel
      • Drexel [Burke County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,861 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drexel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drexel
    • Enola [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enola
      • Enola [Burke County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enola
    • Yellow Gap [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Gap
      • Yellow Gap [Burke County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Newton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Gap
    • Magnolia [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Burke County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Morganton [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganton
      • Morganton [Burke County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,625 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morganton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morganton<3>
  • Cabarrus County
    • Concord [Cabarrus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Cabarrus County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 98,500 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concord<3>
    • Harrisburg [Cabarrus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
      • Harrisburg [Cabarrus County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,852 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<3>
  • Caldwell County
    • Concord [Caldwell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Caldwell County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Northlakes [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northlakes
      • Northlakes [Caldwell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northlakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northlakes
    • Granite Falls [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Falls
      • Granite Falls [Caldwell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite Falls<3>
    • Sawmills [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawmills
      • Sawmills [Caldwell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,156 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawmills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawmills
    • Hudson [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Caldwell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,703 people
      • Former name for Hudson:
      • Hudsonville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<3>
    • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cajah's Mountain
      • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,728 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cajah's Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cajah's Mountain
    • Draco [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Draco
      • Draco [Caldwell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Draco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Draco
    • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Rock
      • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cedar Rock has also been known as:
      • Cedar Rock village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Rock
    • Gamewell [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamewell
      • Gamewell [Caldwell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamewell
    • Kings Creek [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Creek
      • Kings Creek [Caldwell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Creek
    • Lenoir [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenoir
      • Lenoir [Caldwell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,911 people
      • Former name for Lenoir:
      • Tucker's Barn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenoir
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenoir<3>
    • Pinehurst [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinehurst
      • Pinehurst [Caldwell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinehurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinehurst
  • Cleveland County
    • Toluca [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toluca
      • Toluca [Cleveland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toluca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toluca
    • Belwood [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belwood
      • Belwood [Cleveland County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 963 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belwood
    • Knob Creek [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knob Creek
      • Knob Creek [Cleveland County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knob Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knob Creek
    • Olive Grove [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olive Grove
      • Olive Grove [Cleveland County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olive Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olive Grove
    • Fallston [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fallston
      • Fallston [Cleveland County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 610 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fallston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fallston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fallston<3>
    • Waco [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waco
      • Waco [Cleveland County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 319 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waco
    • Wilson [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Cleveland County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Casar [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casar
      • Casar [Cleveland County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 292 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Casar<3>
    • Lawndale [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawndale
      • Lawndale [Cleveland County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 589 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawndale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawndale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawndale<3>
    • Stony Point [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Point
      • Stony Point [Cleveland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Point
    • Stubbs [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stubbs
      • Stubbs [Cleveland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stubbs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stubbs
    • Polkville [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Cleveland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville
  • Davie County
    • Cooleemee [Davie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooleemee
      • Cooleemee [Davie County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 982 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooleemee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooleemee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cooleemee<3>
    • Mocksville [Davie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mocksville
      • Mocksville [Davie County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,297 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mocksville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mocksville<3>
  • Gaston County
    • High Shoals [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Shoals
      • High Shoals [Gaston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 757 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Shoals
    • Alexis [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexis
      • Alexis [Gaston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Newton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexis
    • Cherryville [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherryville
      • Cherryville [Gaston County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,138 people
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    • Dellview [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dellview
      • Dellview [Gaston County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 13 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dellview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Stanley [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Gaston County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,793 people
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    • Lucia [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucia
      • Lucia [Gaston County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Newton
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    • Tryon [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tryon
      • Tryon [Gaston County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Newton
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    • Dallas [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallas
      • Dallas [Gaston County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,851 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dallas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Spencer Mountain [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer Mountain
      • Spencer Mountain [Gaston County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Newton
      • Estimated population in 2016: 36 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bessemer City [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer City
      • Bessemer City [Gaston County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,645 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bessemer City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ranlo [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranlo
      • Ranlo [Gaston County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,708 people
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    • Woodland [Gaston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Gaston County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Iredell County
    • Eufola [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eufola
      • Eufola [Iredell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Newton
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    • Brevard [Iredell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brevard
      • Brevard [Iredell County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brevard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Scotts [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotts
      • Scotts [Iredell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Barium Springs [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barium Springs
      • Barium Springs [Iredell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barium Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Doolie [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doolie
      • Doolie [Iredell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Newton
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    • Mayhew [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayhew
      • Mayhew [Iredell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Newton
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    • Troutman [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutman
      • Troutman [Iredell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,817 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troutman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ostwalt [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ostwalt
      • Ostwalt [Iredell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Newton
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    • Statesville [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Statesville
      • Statesville [Iredell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,045 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Statesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Belmont [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Iredell County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mount Mourne [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Mourne
      • Mount Mourne [Iredell County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Newton
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    • Mooresville [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooresville
      • Mooresville [Iredell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,962 people
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  • Lincoln County
    • Boger City [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boger City
      • Boger City [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boger City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Vale [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vale
      • Vale [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lincolnton [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolnton
      • Lincolnton [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,522 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincolnton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Denver [Lincoln County]
    • Iron Station [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Station
      • Iron Station [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Crouse [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crouse
      • Crouse [Lincoln County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crouse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Machpelah [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Machpelah
      • Machpelah [Lincoln County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Newton
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    • Laurel Hill [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Hill
      • Laurel Hill [Lincoln County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Westport [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westport
      • Westport [Lincoln County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
    • North Brook [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Brook
      • North Brook [Lincoln County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lowesville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowesville
      • Lowesville [Lincoln County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowesville
  • McDowell County
    • Nebo [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nebo
      • Nebo [McDowell County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nebo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mecklenburg County
    • Cornelius [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornelius
      • Cornelius [Mecklenburg County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,804 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornelius have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Davidson [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davidson
      • Davidson [Mecklenburg County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,203 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davidson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Huntersville [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntersville
      • Huntersville [Mecklenburg County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,095 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlotte
      • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 900,350 people
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  • Rowan County
    • Mount Ulla [Rowan County]
    • Bear Poplar [Rowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Poplar
      • Bear Poplar [Rowan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bear Poplar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Poplar
    • Cleveland [Rowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Rowan County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 875 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kannapolis [Rowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kannapolis
      • Kannapolis [Rowan County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52,007 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kannapolis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Landis [Rowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landis
      • Landis [Rowan County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Landis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Woodleaf [Rowan County]
    • China Grove [Rowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for China Grove
      • China Grove [Rowan County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,249 people
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  • Rutherford County
    • Ellenboro [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellenboro
      • Ellenboro [Rutherford County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 830 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bostic [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bostic
      • Bostic [Rutherford County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 379 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bostic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Wilkes County
    • Boomer [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boomer
      • Boomer [Wilkes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boomer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boomer
    • Moravian Falls [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moravian Falls
      • Moravian Falls [Wilkes County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moravian Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ferguson [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferguson
      • Ferguson [Wilkes County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferguson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkesboro
      • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
    • Millers Creek [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Creek
      • Millers Creek [Wilkes County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millers Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hays [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays
      • Hays [Wilkes County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hays have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Yadkin County
  • Cherokee County (SC)
    • Blacksburg [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
      • Blacksburg [Cherokee County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<3>
  • York County (SC)

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Newton, see our County-by-County Page for Newton.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Newton ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Newton.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Newton. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Newton and those printed in the larger area surrounding Newton.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 19 miles [30.6 km] of Newton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Newton:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Newton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Newton.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Newton covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Eastview Cemetery
  • Southside Cemetery
  • Central Cemetery
  • Conover City Cemetery
  • Catawba Memorial Park
  • New Jerusalem Lutheran Church Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Rhoneys Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rhoneys Chapel Cemetery
      • Rhoneys Chapel Cemetery has also been known as:
      • AME Zion Church Rhoneys Chapel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhoneys Chapel Cemetery
    • Piney Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Piney Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Piney Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Piney Grove Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Newton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Grove Cemetery
    • Providence Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Providence Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Providence Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Providence Memorial Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Newton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence Memorial Cemetery
    • Old Robinson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Robinson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Robinson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Robinson Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Robinson Cemetery
    • Ridgeview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ridgeview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ridgeview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ridgeview Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview Cemetery
    • Crowell Memorial UMC Cemetery
    • Coral Park Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Smyres Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smyres Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smyres Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Smyres Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Newton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyres Cemetery
    • Mt. Olive Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olive Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olive Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Olive Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Newton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Olive Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Newton had a population of 1,038 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Newton had a population of 13,224 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Newton, with the one closest to Newton listed first.

  • Newton [Catawba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
    • Newton [Catawba County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Newton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,038 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,224 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Newton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
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  • Startown [Catawba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Startown
    • Startown [Catawba County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Startown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Startown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Startown
  • Conover [Catawba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conover
    • Conover [Catawba County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Newton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 337 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,573 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Conover had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Maiden [Catawba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maiden
    • Maiden [Catawba County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Newton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 264 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,421 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Maiden had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maiden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Blackburn [Catawba County]
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    • Blackburn [Catawba County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hickory [Catawba County]
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    • Hickory [Catawba County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,023 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,473 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hickory had a post office and railroad service
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    • Plateau [Catawba County]
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      • Plateau [Catawba County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Plateau had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plateau have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bandy [Catawba County]
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      • Bandy [Catawba County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Newton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bandy had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Catfish [Catawba County]
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      • Catfish [Catawba County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Newton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Catfish had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catfish have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Catawba [Catawba County]
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      • Catawba [Catawba County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Newton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 196 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 627 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Catawba had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catawba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Penelope [Burke County]
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      • Penelope [Burke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Penelope had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penelope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Reepsville [Lincoln County]
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      • Reepsville [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Reepsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reepsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Henry [Lincoln County]
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      • Henry [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Henry had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lincolnton [Lincoln County]
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      • Lincolnton [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Newton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 957 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,522 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lincolnton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincolnton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Denver [Lincoln County]
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      • Denver [Lincoln County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Newton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 185 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Denver had a post office and no railroad service
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Newton. See our List of 1890's Communities around Newton.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Newton ...

While our initial data about Newton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Newton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Newton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Newton:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Appalachia & Piedmont
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004
(Available from Amazon.com)

Shell Oil Road Map for North Carolina (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Newton in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Newton for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Newton. See our Misc Page for Newton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Catawba County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Newton: www.ci.newton.nc.us/

The official website for Catawba County: www.co.catawba.nc.us/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Newton) 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 Newton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NewtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6648, Longitude: -81.2310       In this case, the coordinates for Newton 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Newton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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