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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Newton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Newton and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Newton:
    • 41.054819, -74.753498
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Newton
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Newton ...

We found 49 communities that share the name Newton.

Within New Jersey, the name Newton is unique.

Beyond New Jersey, we know of another 49 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 49 communities, 43 are located in the United States and seven are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Dale County
      • This Newton is located in Dale County and lies 900 miles [1,448.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dale County community of Newton.
      • Houston County
      • This Newton is located in Houston County and lies 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the southwest of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houston County community of Newton.
    • Alberta
      • This Newton lies 1,974 miles [3,176.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
    • British Columbia
      • This Newton lies 2,367 miles [3,809.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
    • Colorado
      • Arapahoe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Newton [Arapahoe County].
    • Georgia
      • Baker County
      • This Newton is located in Baker County and lies 857 miles [1,379.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baker County community of Newton.
    • Illinois
      • Jasper County
      • This Newton is located in Jasper County and lies 722 miles [1,161.9 km]<1> to the west of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Newton.
    • Indiana
      • Fountain County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Newton [Fountain County].
      • Newton County
      • This Newton is located in Newton County and lies 658 miles [1,058.9 km]<1> to the west of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Newton.
      • Wabash County
      • This Newton is located in Wabash County and lies 576 miles [927 km] to the west of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wabash County community of Newton.
    • Iowa
      • Jasper County
      • This Newton is located in Jasper County and lies 946 miles [1,522.4 km]<1> to the west of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Newton.
    • Kansas
      • Chautauqua County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Newton [Chautauqua County].
      • Harvey County
      • This Newton is located in Harvey County and lies 1,216 miles [1,957 km]<1> to the west of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harvey County community of Newton.
      • Sedgwick County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Newton [Sedgwick County].
    • Louisiana
      • Calcasieu Parish
      • This Newton is located in Calcasieu Parish and lies 1,268 miles [2,040.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calcasieu Parish community of Newton.
      • Natchitoches Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Newton [Natchitoches Parish].
    • Manitoba
      • This Newton lies 1,277 miles [2,055.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
    • Maryland
      • Caroline County
      • This Newton is located in Caroline County and lies 169 miles [272 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caroline County community of Newton.
    • Massachusetts
      • Middlesex County
      • This Newton is located in Middlesex County and lies 203 miles [326.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Newton.
    • Michigan
      • Baraga County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Newton [Baraga County].
    • Mississippi
      • Newton County
      • This Newton is located in Newton County and lies 997 miles [1,604.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Newton.
    • Montana
      • Dawson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Newton [Dawson County].
      • Yellowstone County
      • This Newton is located in Yellowstone County and lies 1,689 miles [2,718.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yellowstone County community of Newton.
    • Nebraska
      • Saunders County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Newton [Saunders County].
    • New Hampshire
      • Rockingham County
      • This Newton is located in Rockingham County and lies 228 miles [366.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Newton.
    • New Mexico
      • Colfax County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Colfax County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Colfax County community of Newton.
      • Grant County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Newton [Grant County].
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Newton lies 1,174 miles [1,889.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
    • North Carolina
      • Catawba County
      • This Newton is located in Catawba County and lies 511 miles [822.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Catawba County community of Newton.
    • Ohio
      • Muskingum County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Newton [Muskingum County].
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Newton.
    • Oregon
      • Washington County
      • This Newton is located in Washington County and lies 2,405 miles [3,870.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Newton.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Luzerne County
      • This Newton is located in Luzerne County and lies 60 miles [96.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Luzerne County community of Newton.
      • Schuylkill County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Newton [Schuylkill County].
      • Warren County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Newton [Warren County].
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Newton lies 665 miles [1,070.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
    • Tennessee
      • Cumberland County
      • This Newton is located in Cumberland County and lies 671 miles [1,079.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Newton.
      • Polk County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Newton [Polk County].
    • Texas
      • Newton County
      • This Newton is located in Newton County and lies 1,270 miles [2,043.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Newton.
    • Utah
      • Cache County
      • This Newton is located in Cache County and lies 1,912 miles [3,077.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cache County community of Newton.
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Newton is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,932 miles [3,109.3 km] to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Newton.
    • Virginia
      • Danville City
      • This Newton is located in Danville City and lies 400 miles [643.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Danville City community of Newton.
      • King and Queen County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Newton [King and Queen County].
      • Pittsylvania County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Newton [Pittsylvania County].
    • Washington
      • Grays Harbor County
      • This Newton is located in Grays Harbor County and lies 2,439 miles [3,925.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grays Harbor County community of Newton.
    • West Virginia
      • Randolph County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Newton [Randolph County].
      • Roane County
      • This Newton is located in Roane County and lies 380 miles [611.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roane County community of Newton.
    • Wisconsin
      • Manitowoc County
      • This Newton is located in Manitowoc County and lies 689 miles [1,108.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Manitowoc County community of Newton.
      • Vernon County
      • This Newton is located in Vernon County and lies 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Sussex County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vernon County community of Newton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Newton ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Clearwater
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearwater have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearwater
    • Clearwater is located in Sussex County
  • Cranberry Lake
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranberry Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranberry Lake
    • Cranberry Lake is located in Sussex County
  • Five Points
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points is located in Sussex County
  • Houses Corner
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houses Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houses Corner
    • Houses Corner is located in Sussex County
  • Huntsburg
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsburg
    • Huntsburg is located in Sussex County
  • Huntsville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
    • Huntsville is located in Sussex County
  • Lake Mohawk
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Mohawk have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Mohawk
    • Lake Mohawk is located in Sussex County
  • Plains
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plains
    • Plains is located in Sussex County
  • Roseville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
    • Roseville is located in Sussex County
  • Stillwater
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stillwater have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stillwater
    • Stillwater is located in Sussex County
  • Tranquility
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tranquility
    • Tranquility is located in Sussex County

How Far From Newton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Newton to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Trenton, which is the State Capital of New Jersey, lies 57 miles [91.7 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Newton to Trenton, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 191 miles [307.4 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,711 miles [9,191 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,420 miles [10,332 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,296 miles [6,913.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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

The official website for Sussex County: www.sussex.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Newton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0548, Longitude: -74.7535       In this case, the coordinates for Newton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to 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 Newton could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Newton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>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.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Newton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.353 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.037 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.839 degrees.









 

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