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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 Newtown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Newtown 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 Newtown:
    • 36.841482, -82.900996
    • 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 Newtown
  • 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 Newtown ...

We have found 62 communities that share the name Newtown.

There are eight communities within Virginia that are also named Newtown.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another 54 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 54 communities, 59 are located in the United States and nine are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • Albemarle County
      • This Newtown is located in Albemarle County and lies 240 miles [386.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Albemarle County community of Newtown.
    • Greene County
      • This Newtown is located in Greene County and lies 267 miles [429.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Newtown.
    • King and Queen County
      • This Newtown is located in King and Queen County and lies 325 miles [523 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King and Queen County community of Newtown.
    • Lancaster County
      • This Newtown is located in Lancaster County and lies 358 miles [576.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Newtown.
    • Portsmouth City
      • This Newtown is located in Portsmouth City and lies 364 miles [585.8 km]<1> to the east of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Portsmouth City community of Newtown.
    • Rockbridge County
      • This Newtown is located in Rockbridge County and lies 199 miles [320.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockbridge County community of Newtown.
    • Rockingham County
      • This Newtown is located in Rockingham County and lies 259 miles [416.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Newtown.
    • Surry County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Newtown [Surry County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Franklin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Newtown [Franklin County].
    • Arkansas
      • Jefferson County
      • This Newtown is located in Jefferson County and lies 530 miles [853 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Newtown.
    • California
      • El Dorado County
      • This Newtown is located in El Dorado County and lies 2,051 miles [3,300.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the El Dorado County community of Newtown.
      • Mariposa County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Newtown [Mariposa County].
      • Nevada County
      • This Newtown is located in Nevada County and lies 2,068 miles [3,328.1 km] to the west northwest of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nevada County community of Newtown.
      • Shasta County
      • This Newtown is located in Shasta County and lies 2,125 miles [3,419.9 km] to the west northwest of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shasta County community of Newtown.
      • Solano County
      • This Newtown is located in Solano County and lies 2,110 miles [3,395.7 km] to the west northwest of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Solano County community of Newtown.
    • Georgia
      • Fulton County
      • This Newtown is located in Fulton County and lies 209 miles [336.4 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Newtown.
      • Madison County
      • This Newtown is located in Madison County and lies 191 miles [307.4 km] to the south of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Newtown.
    • Illinois
      • Adams County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Newtown [Adams County].
      • Vermilion County
      • This Newtown is located in Vermilion County and lies 349 miles [561.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vermilion County community of Newtown.
    • Indiana
      • Fountain County
      • This Newtown is located in Fountain County and lies 326 miles [524.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fountain County community of Newtown.
    • Iowa
      • Pottawattamie County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Newtown [Pottawattamie County].
    • Kentucky
      • Scott County
      • This Newtown is located in Scott County and lies 128 miles [206 km]<1> to the northwest of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Newtown.
    • Maine
      • York County
      • This Newtown is located in York County and lies 800 miles [1,287.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Newtown.
    • Maryland
      • Calvert County
      • This Newtown is located in Calvert County and lies 367 miles [590.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calvert County community of Newtown.
      • Charles County
      • This Newtown is located in Charles County and lies 345 miles [555.2 km] to the east northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles County community of Newtown.
      • Kent County
      • This Newtown is located in Kent County and lies 404 miles [650.2 km] to the east northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Newtown.
      • Saint Mary's County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Newtown [Saint Mary's County].
      • Talbot County
      • This Newtown is located in Talbot County and lies 399 miles [642.1 km] to the east northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Talbot County community of Newtown.
    • Massachusetts
      • Barnstable County
      • This Newtown is located in Barnstable County and lies 744 miles [1,197.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barnstable County community of Newtown.
    • Missouri
      • Saint Francois County
      • Although located in Saint Francois County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Francois County community of Newtown.
      • Sullivan County
      • This Newtown is located in Sullivan County and lies 613 miles [986.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Newtown.
    • Montana
      • Blaine County
      • This Newtown is located in Blaine County and lies 1,528 miles [2,459.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blaine County community of Newtown.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Newtown lies 1,093 miles [1,759 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
    • New Jersey
      • Middlesex County
      • This Newtown is located in Middlesex County and lies 521 miles [838.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Newtown.
    • New York
      • Erie County
      • This Newtown is located in Erie County and lies 445 miles [716.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Newtown.
      • Queens County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Newtown [Queens County].
      • Saratoga County
      • This Newtown is located in Saratoga County and lies 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saratoga County community of Newtown.
      • Suffolk County
      • This Newtown is located in Suffolk County and lies 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the east northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suffolk County community of Newtown.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Newtown lies 1,694 miles [2,726.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
    • Nova Scotia
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nova Scotia community of Newtown.
    • Ohio
      • Clermont County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Clermont County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clermont County community of Newtown.
      • Hamilton County
      • This Newtown is located in Hamilton County and lies 176 miles [283.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Newtown.
      • Harrison 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 Ohio community of Newtown [Harrison County].
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Newtown [Jefferson County].
      • Tuscarawas 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 Ohio community of Newtown [Tuscarawas County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • This Newtown is located in Allegheny County and lies 297 miles [478 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegheny County community of Newtown.
      • Bucks County
      • This Newtown is located in Bucks County and lies 489 miles [787 km] to the east northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bucks County community of Newtown.
      • Cambria County
      • This Newtown is located in Cambria County and lies 325 miles [523 km] to the northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cambria County community of Newtown.
      • Clearfield County
      • This Newtown is located in Clearfield County and lies 372 miles [598.7 km] to the northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clearfield County community of Newtown.
      • Greene County
      • This Newtown is located in Greene County and lies 256 miles [412 km] to the northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Newtown.
      • Lancaster County
      • This Newtown is located in Lancaster County and lies 428 miles [688.8 km] to the northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Newtown.
      • Lehigh County
      • This Newtown is located in Lehigh County and lies 466 miles [750 km] to the northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lehigh County community of Newtown.
      • Luzerne County
      • This Newtown is located in Luzerne County and lies 439 miles [706.5 km] to the northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Luzerne County community of Newtown.
      • McKean County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Newtown [McKean County].
      • Schuylkill County
      • This Newtown is located in Schuylkill County and lies 439 miles [706.5 km] to the northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuylkill County community of Newtown.
    • South Carolina
      • Dillon County
      • This Newtown is located in Dillon County and lies 260 miles [418.4 km]<1> to the southeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dillon County community of Newtown.
    • Tennessee
      • Bedford County
      • This Newtown is located in Bedford County and lies 216 miles [347.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bedford County community of Newtown.
      • Polk County
      • This Newtown is located in Polk County and lies 151 miles [243 km] to the southwest of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Newtown.
      • Scott County
      • This Newtown is located in Scott County and lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the west southwest of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Newtown.
    • West Virginia
      • Fayette County
      • This Newtown is located in Fayette County and lies 124 miles [199.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Newtown.
      • Mingo County
      • This Newtown is located in Mingo County and lies 70 miles [112.7 km] to the northeast of the Newtown that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mingo County community of Newtown.
    • Wisconsin
      • Wood County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Newtown [Wood County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Newtown ...

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.

  • Big Stone Gap (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Stone Gap
    • Big Stone Gap lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Newtown and is located in Wise County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,104 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Stone Gap
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Stone Gap<4>
  • Buckles (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckles
    • Buckles was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Newtown and is located in Lee County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckles have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Clover (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
    • Clover lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Newtown and is located in Harlan County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clover have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover
  • Deep Springs (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deep Springs
    • Deep Springs lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Newtown and is located in Lee County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deep Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deep Springs
  • Derby (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
    • Derby lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Newtown and is located in Wise County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derby have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derby
  • Harper (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harper
    • Harper lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Newtown and is located in Wise County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harper have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
  • Harvey (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
    • Harvey lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Newtown and is located in Lee County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvey have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvey
  • Imperial (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Imperial
    • Imperial was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Newtown and is located in Lee County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Imperial have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Irondale (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irondale
    • Irondale lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Newtown and is located in Wise County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irondale have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irondale
  • Jasper (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jasper
    • Jasper lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Newtown and is located in Lee County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
  • Mohawk (less than 2 miles to the northeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohawk
    • Mohawk was located less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Newtown and is located in Lee County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mohawk have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Monarch (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monarch
    • Monarch lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Newtown and is located in Lee County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monarch have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Rawhide (less than 2 miles to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawhide
      • Rawhide lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Newtown and is located in Lee County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rawhide have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawhide
    • Robbins (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robbins
      • Robbins was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Newtown and is located in Lee County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robbins have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Seminary (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary
      • Seminary lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Newtown and is located in Lee County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminary
    • Shepherd Hill (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherd Hill
      • Shepherd Hill lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Newtown and is located in Lee County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherd Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherd Hill

How Far From Newtown to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Newtown and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Jonesville, which is the Seat of Lee County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Newtown to Jonesville, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 304 miles [489.2 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 349 miles [561.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,234 miles [10,032.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,945 miles [11,176.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,821 miles [7,758.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Newtown) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newtown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8415, Longitude: -82.9010       In this case, the coordinates for Newtown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Newtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Newtown 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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Newtown to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.44 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.184 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.864 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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