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Welcome to Newcomb ...

Newcomb is located in the Adirondacks.

Newcomb is located in Essex County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Newcomb, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1863.

Newcomb is 1,550 feet [472 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Newcomb lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Newcomb is within the boundaries of the (518) area code.

The ZIP code for Newcomb: 12852<3>

Websites for Newcomb ...

Official Website: www.newcombny.com/

Communities Also Named Newcomb ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 6 communities that are also named Newcomb - they are located in Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Newcomb.

Communities near Newcomb ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Newcomb.

  • Tahawus
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tahawus have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tahawus
    • Tahawus is located in Essex County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tahawus <5>
  • Indian Lake
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Loch Muller
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loch Muller
    • Loch Muller is located in Essex County
  • Minerva
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Blue Ridge
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
    • Blue Ridge is located in Essex County
  • Sabael
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Holcombville
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holcombville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holcombville
    • Holcombville is located in Warren County
  • North Elba
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Elba have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Elba
    • North Elba is located in Essex County
  • Severance
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
  • Lake Placid
    (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Placid have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Placid
    • Lake Placid is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,356 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Placid <5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Newcomb. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Newcomb.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Newcomb. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Newcomb.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Newcomb. See our Newspapers Page for Newcomb.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Newcomb ...

Looking for more information about Newcomb? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Newcomb, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Newcomb.

Adding Newcomb to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Newcomb in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Newcomb was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Newcomb post office opened in 1863.

We also found Newcomb in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Newcomb.

The official website for Newcomb: www.newcombny.com/

The official website for Essex County: www.co.essex.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Essex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Newcomb - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Newcomb). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Newcomb or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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