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Our Genealogy Helper for Newton ...

So far, we have found very little information about Newton. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Newton to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Newton, please Contact Us.


We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Newton (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Newton. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Although our information shows that the community of Newton is historic, it would have been located within present day Pittsylvania County.

To see how the shape of Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pittsylvania County: Caswell (NC), Rockingham (NC), Bedford, Campbell, Franklin, Halifax & Henry.

Below are the counties that are near Newton. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Newton:

  • Pittsylvania County     (The home county of Newton)
    • Pittsville (less than 2 miles to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsville
      • Pittsville lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsville
    • Gretna (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gretna
      • Gretna lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,179 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gretna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gretna<3>
    • Whittles (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whittles
      • Whittles lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Whittles has also been known as:
      • Whittle's Depot
      • Whittle's Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whittles
    • Brutus (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brutus
      • Brutus lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brutus have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brutus
    • Hurt (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurt
      • Hurt lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurt have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurt<3>
    • Weal (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weal
      • Weal lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weal
    • Chalk Level (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalk Level
      • Chalk Level lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chalk Level
    • Chatham (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatham
      • Chatham lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatham
    • Worlds (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worlds
      • Worlds lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Worlds have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worlds
    • Transco Village (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Transco Village
      • Transco Village lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Transco Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Transco Village
    • Renan (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renan
      • Renan lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renan
    • Markham (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markham
      • Markham lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Markham
    • Java (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Java
      • Java lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Java
  • Amherst County
    • Madison Heights (35 miles [56.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison Heights
      • Madison Heights lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Newton and is located in Amherst County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison Heights<3>
  • Bedford City
    • Bedford (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford
      • Bedford lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north of Newton and is located in Bedford City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford<3>
  • Bedford County
    • Radford (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
      • Radford lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Newton and is located in Bedford County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
    • Moneta (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Joppa Mill (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joppa Mill
      • Joppa Mill lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the north of Newton and is located in Bedford County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joppa Mill
    • Chamblissburg (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamblissburg
      • Chamblissburg lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Newton and is located in Bedford County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chamblissburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamblissburg
    • Lowry (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowry
      • Lowry lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the north of Newton and is located in Bedford County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowry
    • Goode (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
    • Forest (26 miles [41.8 km] to the north)
    • Montvale (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Botetourt County
    • Blue Ridge (32 miles [51.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
      • Blue Ridge lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Newton and is located in Botetourt County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Ridge<3>
    • Cloverdale (35 miles [56.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Troutville (36 miles [57.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutville
      • Troutville lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Newton and is located in Botetourt County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutville<3>
    • Daleville (37 miles [59.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Newton and is located in Botetourt County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daleville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daleville<3>
    • Buchanan (38 miles [61.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buchanan
      • Buchanan lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the north of Newton and is located in Botetourt County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan<3>
  • Campbell County
    • Altavista (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altavista
      • Altavista lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Newton and is located in Campbell County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,422 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altavista have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altavista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altavista<3>
    • Lynch Station (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynch Station
      • Lynch Station lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Newton and is located in Campbell County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynch Station
    • Bedford Springs (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford Springs
      • Bedford Springs lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northeast of Newton and is located in Campbell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bedford Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford Springs
    • Timberlake (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberlake
      • Timberlake lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Newton and is located in Campbell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberlake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberlake
    • Powhatan (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powhatan
      • Powhatan lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Newton and is located in Campbell County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powhatan
    • Rustburg (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Brookneal (28 miles [45.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookneal
      • Brookneal lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east of Newton and is located in Campbell County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookneal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookneal<3>
    • Concord (35 miles [56.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Charlotte County
    • Phenix (39 miles [62.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phenix
      • Phenix lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the east of Newton and is located in Charlotte County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phenix have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phenix
  • Danville City
    • Danville (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Newton and is located in Danville City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,869 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<3>
  • Fluvanna County
    • Scottsburg (40 miles [64.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsburg
      • Scottsburg lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Fluvanna County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsburg<3>
  • Franklin County
    • Penhook (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Laprades Mill (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laprades Mill
      • Laprades Mill lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Newton and is located in Franklin County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laprades Mill
    • North Shore (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Shore
      • North Shore lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Newton and is located in Franklin County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Shore have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Shore
    • Union Hall (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hall
      • Union Hall lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Newton and is located in Franklin County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Hall<3>
    • Westlake Corner (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westlake Corner
      • Westlake Corner lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Newton and is located in Franklin County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westlake Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westlake Corner
    • Burnt Chimney (21 miles [33.8 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Chimney
      • Burnt Chimney lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the west of Newton and is located in Franklin County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Chimney
    • Rocky Mount (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
      • Rocky Mount lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Newton and is located in Franklin County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<3>
    • Sydnorsville (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sydnorsville
      • Sydnorsville lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Newton and is located in Franklin County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sydnorsville
    • Barfoot (26 miles [41.8 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barfoot
      • Barfoot lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Newton and is located in Franklin County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barfoot
    • Boones Mill (28 miles [45.1 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boones Mill
      • Boones Mill lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Newton and is located in Franklin County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boones Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boones Mill<3>
    • Ferrum (31 miles [49.9 km] to the west)
    • Henry (31 miles [49.9 km] to the west)
  • Halifax County
    • Cody (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cody
      • Cody lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Newton and is located in Halifax County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cody
    • Sign Rock (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sign Rock
      • Sign Rock lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Halifax County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sign Rock
    • Nathalie (28 miles [45.1 km] to the east)
    • Elmo (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmo
      • Elmo lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Halifax County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
    • Sutherlin (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutherlin
      • Sutherlin lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Halifax County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutherlin
    • Jones (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones
      • Jones lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Halifax County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones
    • Halifax (33 miles [53.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halifax
      • Halifax lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Halifax County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halifax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halifax<3>
    • South Boston (35 miles [56.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Boston
      • South Boston lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Halifax County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Boston have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Boston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Boston<3>
    • Alton (38 miles [61.2 km] to the southeast)
  • Henry County
    • Axton (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Laurel Park (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Park
      • Laurel Park lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Newton and is located in Henry County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Park
    • Oak Level (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Level
      • Oak Level lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Newton and is located in Henry County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Level have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Level
    • Chatmoss (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatmoss
      • Chatmoss lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Newton and is located in Henry County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatmoss have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatmoss
    • Reed Creek Village (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed Creek Village
      • Reed Creek Village lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Newton and is located in Henry County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed Creek Village
    • Collinsville (32 miles [51.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Newton and is located in Henry County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<3>
    • Bassett (33 miles [53.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Fieldale (33 miles [53.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Stanleytown (33 miles [53.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanleytown
      • Stanleytown lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Newton and is located in Henry County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanleytown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanleytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanleytown<3>
    • Ridgeway (36 miles [57.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Newton and is located in Henry County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 688 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<3>
  • Lynchburg City
    • Lynchburg (33 miles [53.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynchburg
      • Lynchburg lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Newton and is located in Lynchburg City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,561 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynchburg<3>
  • Madison County
    • Beaver Park (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Park
      • Beaver Park lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the south of Newton and is located in Madison County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Park
  • Martinsville City
    • Martinsville (31 miles [49.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsville
      • Martinsville lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Newton and is located in Martinsville City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,355 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsville<3>
  • Roanoke City
    • Garden City (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Newton and is located in Roanoke City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
    • Roanoke (32 miles [51.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
      • Roanoke lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Newton and is located in Roanoke City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 99,058 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<3>
  • Roanoke County
    • Montgomery Village (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery Village
      • Montgomery Village lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Newton and is located in Roanoke County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery Village
    • Vinton (31 miles [49.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Newton and is located in Roanoke County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,128 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<3>
    • Hollins (35 miles [56.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollins
      • Hollins lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Newton and is located in Roanoke County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollins have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollins<3>
    • Bent Mountain (37 miles [59.5 km] to the west)
  • Salem City
    • Salem (38 miles [61.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Newton and is located in Salem City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,340 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<3>
  • Caswell County (NC)
    • Milton (34 miles [54.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Caswell County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<3>
    • Blanch (35 miles [56.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanch
      • Blanch lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the south of Newton and is located in Caswell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blanch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blanch<3>
    • Semora (38 miles [61.2 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Semora
      • Semora lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Caswell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Semora have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Semora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Semora<3>
  • Rockingham County (NC)
    • Ruffin (38 miles [61.2 km] to the south)
    • Eden (38 miles [61.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Newton and is located in Rockingham County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eden<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Newton, see our County-by-County Page for Newton.

Newspapers Published in Newton ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Newton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Newton, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Newton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Newton:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from Virginia

Cemeteries Near Newton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Newton.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Newton covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • New Bethel Church Church of the Brethren
  • Pullens Cemetery
  • Pines Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pines Cemetery
    • The Pines Cemetery is located outside and to the south of Gretna.To be precise, Pines Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pines Cemetery
  • Thomas Chapel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thomas Chapel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thomas Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Thomas Chapel Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Newton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas Chapel Cemetery
  • Thomas Family Cemetery
  • Stone Road Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stone Road Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stone Road Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stone Road Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Newton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone Road Cemetery
  • Midway Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Staunton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Staunton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Staunton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Staunton Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Newton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Staunton Cemetery
  • Bradner - Toller Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bradner - Toller Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bradner - Toller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bradner - Toller Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Newton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradner - Toller Cemetery
  • Carter Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carter Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Carter Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Newton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter Cemetery
  • Whitethorn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Whitethorn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Whitethorn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Whitethorn Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitethorn Cemetery
  • Old Bethany Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Bethany Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Bethany Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Old Bethany Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Newton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Bethany Cemetery
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    • Parker Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Parker Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Parker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Parker Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Newton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parker Cemetery
    • Blankenship Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blankenship Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blankenship Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Blankenship Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Newton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blankenship Cemetery
    • Mt. Zion Burial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Zion Burial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Burial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Zion Burial Park lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Newton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Burial Park

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've 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. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.

While we didn't find Newton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Newton.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Newton, with the one closest to Newton listed first.

  • Pittsville (Pittsylvania County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsville
    • Pittsville lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 80 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pittsville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsville
  • Toshes (Pittsylvania County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toshes
    • Toshes lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Toshes had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toshes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toshes
  • Brights (Pittsylvania County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brights
    • Brights lies 2 miles [3.2 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: 13 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Brights had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brights
  • Pullens (Pittsylvania County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pullens
    • Pullens lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest 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, Pullens had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pullens have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullens
  • Galveston (Pittsylvania County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galveston
    • Galveston lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast 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, Galveston had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galveston have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galveston
  • Whittles (Pittsylvania County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whittles
    • Whittles lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Whittles had a post office and railroad service
    • Whittles has also been known as:
    • Whittle's Depot
    • Whittle's Station
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whittles
  • Dundee (Bedford County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dundee
    • Dundee lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Newton and is located in Bedford County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dundee had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dundee have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dundee
  • Motley (Pittsylvania County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Motley
    • Motley lies 8 miles [12.9 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: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Motley had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Motley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Motley
  • Kasey (Bedford County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kasey
    • Kasey lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Newton and is located in Bedford County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 57 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kasey had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kasey have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kasey
  • Museville (Pittsylvania County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Museville
    • Museville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Museville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Museville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Museville
  • Ray (Pittsylvania County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ray
    • Ray lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 41 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ray had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ray have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ray
  • Leesville (Campbell County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesville
    • Leesville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Newton and is located in Campbell County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Leesville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leesville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesville
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    • Penhook (Franklin County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penhook
      • Penhook lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Newton and is located in Franklin County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Penhook had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penhook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penhook<3>
    • Sonans (Pittsylvania County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sonans
      • Sonans lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast 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, Sonans had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sonans have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sonans
    • Brutus (Pittsylvania County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brutus
      • Brutus lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brutus had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brutus have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brutus

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Newton. See our List of 1890's Communities around Newton.

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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 'straight-line' 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: 36.9993, Longitude: -79.4573       In this case, the coordinates for Newton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.




 

 

 

 

 


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