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1890 Communities Near Newton ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Newton in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Newton.

  • Allison (Caswell County)
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    • Allison lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Newton and is located in Caswell County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Allison had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bachelors Hall (Pittsylvania County)
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    • Bachelors Hall lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bachelors Hall had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bachelors Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Blackwell (Caswell County)
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    • Blackwell lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Newton and is located in Caswell County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 31 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Blackwell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Blanch (Caswell County)
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    • Blanch lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Caswell County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blanch had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blanch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blanch<4>
  • Brosville (Pittsylvania County)
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    • Brosville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 83 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Brosville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brosville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Buford (Pittsylvania County)
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    • Buford lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buford had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cascade (Pittsylvania County)
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    • Cascade lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 162 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cascade had a post office and railroad service
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  • Dry Fork (Pittsylvania County)
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    • Dry Fork lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dry Fork had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Estelle (Caswell County)
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    • Estelle lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Newton and is located in Caswell County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Estelle had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estelle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Gatewood (Caswell County)
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    • Gatewood lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Caswell County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gatewood had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Hamer (Caswell County)
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    • Hamer lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Caswell County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hamer had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Kentuck (Pittsylvania County)
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    • Kentuck lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kentuck had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kentuck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lawsonville (Rockingham County)
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    • Lawsonville lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Newton and is located in Rockingham County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lawsonville had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Locust Hill (Caswell County)
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    • Locust Hill lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Newton and is located in Caswell County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Locust Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mayfield (Rockingham County)
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    • Mayfield lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Newton and is located in Rockingham County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mayfield had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Milton (Caswell County)
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    • Milton lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Newton and is located in Caswell County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 705 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Milton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<4>
  • Mount Cross (Pittsylvania County)
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    • Mount Cross lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 14 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Cross had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Cross have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Oak Hill (Pittsylvania County)
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    • Oak Hill lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oak Hill had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pelham (Caswell County)
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    • Pelham lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Newton and is located in Caswell County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pelham had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pleasant Gap (Pittsylvania County)
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    • Pleasant Gap lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pleasant Gap had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Gap
  • Purley (Caswell County)
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    • Purley lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Caswell County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Purley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Ringgold (Pittsylvania County)
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    • Ringgold lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ringgold had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ringgold have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
  • Ruffin (Rockingham County)
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    • Ruffin lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Newton and is located in Rockingham County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 196 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ruffin had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruffin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruffin<4>
  • Vance (Pittsylvania County)
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    • Vance lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Vance had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vance have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vance
  • Vandola (Pittsylvania County)
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    • Vandola lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Vandola had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vandola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vandola
  • Whitmell (Pittsylvania County)
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    • Whitmell lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 227 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Whitmell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitmell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitmell
  • Yanceyville (Caswell County)
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    • Yanceyville lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Caswell County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 450 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,941 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Yanceyville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yanceyville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yanceyville<4>

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 36.5618, Longitude: -79.4520       In this case, the coordinates for Newton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 


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