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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Newton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Newton and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Newton:
    • 36.999311, -79.457250
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Newton
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Newton ...

We have found 49 communities that share the name Newton.

There are two communities within Virginia that are also named Newton.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another 47 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 47 communities, 43 are located in the United States and seven are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • Danville City
      • This Newton is located in Danville City and lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Danville City community of Newton.
    • King and Queen County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Newton [King and Queen County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Dale County
      • This Newton is located in Dale County and lies 524 miles [843.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dale County community of Newton.
      • Houston County
      • This Newton is located in Houston County and lies 526 miles [846.5 km] to the southwest of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houston County community of Newton.
    • Alberta
      • This Newton lies 1,978 miles [3,183.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • British Columbia
      • This Newton lies 2,306 miles [3,711.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • Colorado
      • Arapahoe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Newton [Arapahoe County].
    • Georgia
      • Baker County
      • This Newton is located in Baker County and lies 481 miles [774.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baker County community of Newton.
    • Illinois
      • Jasper County
      • This Newton is located in Jasper County and lies 493 miles [793.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Newton.
    • Indiana
      • Fountain County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Newton [Fountain County].
      • Newton County
      • This Newton is located in Newton County and lies 498 miles [801.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Newton.
      • Wabash County
      • This Newton is located in Wabash County and lies 437 miles [703.3 km] to the northwest of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wabash County community of Newton.
    • Iowa
      • Jasper County
      • This Newton is located in Jasper County and lies 793 miles [1,276.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Newton.
    • Kansas
      • Chautauqua County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Newton [Chautauqua County].
      • Harvey County
      • This Newton is located in Harvey County and lies 980 miles [1,577.2 km]<1> to the west of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harvey County community of Newton.
      • Sedgwick County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Newton [Sedgwick County].
    • Louisiana
      • Calcasieu Parish
      • This Newton is located in Calcasieu Parish and lies 913 miles [1,469.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calcasieu Parish community of Newton.
      • Natchitoches Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Newton [Natchitoches Parish].
    • Manitoba
      • This Newton lies 1,284 miles [2,066.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • Maryland
      • Caroline County
      • This Newton is located in Caroline County and lies 227 miles [365.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caroline County community of Newton.
    • Massachusetts
      • Middlesex County
      • This Newton is located in Middlesex County and lies 572 miles [920.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Newton.
    • Michigan
      • Baraga County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Newton [Baraga County].
    • Mississippi
      • Newton County
      • This Newton is located in Newton County and lies 637 miles [1,025.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Newton.
    • Montana
      • Dawson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Newton [Dawson County].
      • Yellowstone County
      • This Newton is located in Yellowstone County and lies 1,593 miles [2,563.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yellowstone County community of Newton.
    • Nebraska
      • Saunders County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Newton [Saunders County].
    • New Hampshire
      • Rockingham County
      • This Newton is located in Rockingham County and lies 602 miles [968.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Newton.
    • New Jersey
      • Sussex County
      • This Newton is located in Sussex County and lies 376 miles [605.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Newton.
    • New Mexico
      • Colfax County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Colfax County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Colfax County community of Newton.
      • Grant County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Newton [Grant County].
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Newton lies 1,539 miles [2,476.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • North Carolina
      • Catawba County
      • This Newton is located in Catawba County and lies 135 miles [217.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Catawba County community of Newton.
    • Ohio
      • Muskingum County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Newton [Muskingum County].
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Newton.
    • Oregon
      • Washington County
      • This Newton is located in Washington County and lies 2,303 miles [3,706.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Newton.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Luzerne County
      • This Newton is located in Luzerne County and lies 348 miles [560.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Luzerne County community of Newton.
      • Schuylkill County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Newton [Schuylkill County].
      • Warren County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Newton [Warren County].
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Newton lies 1,038 miles [1,670.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • Tennessee
      • Cumberland County
      • This Newton is located in Cumberland County and lies 330 miles [531.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Newton.
      • Polk County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Newton [Polk County].
    • Texas
      • Newton County
      • This Newton is located in Newton County and lies 921 miles [1,482.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Newton.
    • Utah
      • Cache County
      • This Newton is located in Cache County and lies 1,756 miles [2,826 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cache County community of Newton.
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Newton is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,760 miles [2,832.4 km] to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Newton.
    • Washington
      • Grays Harbor County
      • This Newton is located in Grays Harbor County and lies 2,355 miles [3,790 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grays Harbor County community of Newton.
    • West Virginia
      • Randolph County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Newton [Randolph County].
      • Roane County
      • This Newton is located in Roane County and lies 144 miles [231.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roane County community of Newton.
    • Wisconsin
      • Manitowoc County
      • This Newton is located in Manitowoc County and lies 648 miles [1,042.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Manitowoc County community of Newton.
      • Vernon County
      • This Newton is located in Vernon County and lies 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the northwest of the Newton that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vernon County community of Newton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Newton ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Ajax (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ajax
    • Ajax lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ajax have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ajax
  • Arrowhead (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrowhead
    • Arrowhead lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Newton and is located in Franklin County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arrowhead have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrowhead
  • Brights (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brights
    • Brights lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • 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
  • Climax (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Climax
    • Climax lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Climax have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Climax
  • Dundee (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dundee
    • Dundee lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Newton and is located in Bedford County
    • 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
  • Eagles Roost (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagles Roost
    • Eagles Roost lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton and is located in Bedford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagles Roost have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagles Roost
  • Farmers (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmers
    • Farmers lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmers have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmers
  • Green Pond (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Pond
    • Green Pond lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Pond
  • Gross Point (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gross Point
    • Gross Point lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Newton and is located in Bedford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gross Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gross Point
  • Leesville (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesville
    • Leesville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Newton and is located in Campbell County
    • 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
  • Motley (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Motley
    • Motley lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • 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
  • Museville (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Museville
    • Museville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • 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
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    • Pelican Point (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelican Point
      • Pelican Point lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Newton and is located in Franklin County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelican Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelican Point
    • Pickerel (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickerel
      • Pickerel lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickerel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickerel
    • Redeye (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redeye
      • Redeye lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redeye have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redeye
    • Smothers (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smothers
      • Smothers lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Newton and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smothers have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smothers
    • Whittles (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whittles
      • Whittles lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> 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

How Far From Newton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Newton to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Newton once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Newton and extending to:

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    • Chatham, which is the Seat of Pittsylvania County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Newton to Chatham, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 117 miles [188.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 185 miles [297.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,082 miles [9,788 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,785 miles [10,919.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,663 miles [7,504.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Newton could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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.
<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>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Newton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.395 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.867 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.394 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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