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Welcome to Newcastle ...

The city of Newcastle is located in the Texas Panhandle.

Newcastle is located in Young County<1>.


The location of Newcastle has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Newcastle, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1908.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Newcastle has a population of 566 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Newcastle is 1,120 feet [341 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Newcastle is within the (940) area code.

The ZIP code for Newcastle: 76372<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Newcastle had an population of 566 people. This is a decrease of 3.25% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.57% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Newcastle had a population of 585 people. This makes Newcastle the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 585 people, the population of Newcastle increased 1.74% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 575 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Newcastle.

Communities Also Named Newcastle ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 18 communities that are also named Newcastle - they are located in Alberta, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas (2), Maine, Nebraska, New Brunswick, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Tennessee, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Newcastle ...

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

  • Graham
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
    • Graham is located in Young County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,568 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Graham <6>
  • Olney
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olney
    • Olney is located in Young County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,074 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olney <6>
  • Proffitt
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Proffitt
    • Proffitt is located in Young County
  • Murray
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
    • Murray is located in Young County
  • Padgett
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Padgett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Padgett
    • Padgett is located in Young County
  • South Bend
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Loving
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Bunger
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunger
    • Bunger is located in Young County
  • Elbert
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elbert
    • Elbert is located in Throckmorton County
  • Farmer
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmer
    • Farmer is located in Young County

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Newcastle ...

Looking for more information about Newcastle? 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 Newcastle, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Newcastle.

Adding Newcastle to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Newcastle 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 Newcastle was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Newcastle post office opened in 1908.

We also found Newcastle on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Newcastle.

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

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Young, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Newcastle.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Newcastle - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 city (such as Newcastle). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Newcastle or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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