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Welcome to Newton (aka 'Peay') ...

Newton is located in Cumberland County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Newton, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1889.

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).

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).

Newton is located in the (931) area code.

The community of Newton has also been called Peay.

Communities Also Named Newton ...

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

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Newton was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Newton post office opened in 1889.

We also found Newton in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Newton.

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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.
<8>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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