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Welcome to Newton (aka 'Peay') ...

Newton is located in Cumberland County<1>.

When the people of Newton<2> refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Newtonian<3>

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Newton had a population of 3,037 people.<4> (see below for details).

The community of Newton has also been called Peay.

Newton is 1,760 feet [536 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Newton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Newton (for example, toward Lakemont Heights), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The area code for Newton: (931)

Communities Also Named Newton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Tennessee communities named Newton: This one is located in Cumberland County and the other is located in Polk County.

Beyond Tennessee, there are 50 communities that are also named Newton - they are located in Alabama (2), Alberta, British Columbia, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (3), Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana (2), Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Prince Edward Island, Texas, Utah (2), Virginia (3), Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).

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

Communities near Newton ...

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

  • Clarktown [White County]
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    • Clarktown [White County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Newton
    • Estimated population in 2014: 146,806 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarktown
  • Crossville [Cumberland County]
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    • Crossville [Cumberland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Newton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,899 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossville<7>
  • Sparta [White County]
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    • Sparta [White County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Newton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,980 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparta<7>
  • Lake Tansi Village [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Tansi Village
    • Lake Tansi Village [Cumberland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Newton
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,803 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sopha [Van Buren County] - Historic
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      • Sopha [Van Buren County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Newton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 3,104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sopha have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dykes Crossroads [Cumberland County]
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      • Dykes Crossroads [Cumberland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Newton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,281 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dykes Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pikeville [Bledsoe County]
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      • Pikeville [Bledsoe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,781 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pikeville<7>
    • Spencer [Van Buren County]
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      • Spencer [Van Buren County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,710 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<7>
    • Greenbriar Village [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenbriar Village
      • Greenbriar Village [Cumberland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Newton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenbriar Village have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenbriar Village
    • Crab Orchard [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crab Orchard
      • Crab Orchard [Cumberland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 758 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crab Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crab Orchard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crab Orchard<7>

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 Newton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Newton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Newton. 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 Newton.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Newton ...

Looking for more information about Newton? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Newton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Newton.

Adding Newton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Newton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Newton on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Cumberland County: www.brockhill.org/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Cumberland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Newton is also known as Peay. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Newton.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Newton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Newton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Newton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Newton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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: 35.7948, Longitude: -85.2121    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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