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Our Genealogy Helper for Newtown ...

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 Newtown (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 Newtown. 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.

Newspapers Published in Newtown ...

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 160 newspapers that have been published in the area around Newtown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Newtown, there are papers which were published within 2 miles [3.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Newtown.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Newtown:

  • 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 Newtown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Newtown.

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 Newtown covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • All Saint Catholic Cemetery
  • Cedar Grove Cemetery
  • Trinity Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trinity Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Trinity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity Cemetery
  • Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
  • Jewish Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jewish Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jewish Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jewish Cemetery
  • Mt. Olive Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olive Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olive Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Olive Cemetery
  • Mt. Olive Cemetery
  • Magnolia Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Magnolia Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Magnolia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Cemetery
  • Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Mt. Calvary Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Calvary Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Calvary Cemetery
  • Bainbridge & Elco Cemetery
  • Riverside Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverside Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Memorial Park
  • Continue List   (227 more) ...

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.<4>

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

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

  • Berkley (Norfolk City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berkley
    • Berkley lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Newtown and is located in Norfolk City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,899 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Berkley had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berkley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berkley
  • Brambleton (Norfolk City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brambleton
    • Brambleton lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Newtown and is located in Norfolk City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brambleton had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brambleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brambleton
  • Norfolk (Norfolk City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk
    • Norfolk lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Newtown and is located in Norfolk City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 34,871 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 242,803 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Norfolk had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norfolk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norfolk<5>
  • Lamberts Point (Norfolk City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamberts Point
    • Lamberts Point lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Newtown and is located in Norfolk City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lamberts Point had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lamberts Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamberts Point
  • Elizabeth Park (Norfolk City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth Park
    • Elizabeth Park lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Newtown and is located in Norfolk City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elizabeth Park had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth Park
  • Kempsville (Virginia Beach City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kempsville
    • Kempsville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Newtown and is located in Virginia Beach City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kempsville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kempsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kempsville
  • Deanes (Suffolk City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deanes
    • Deanes lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Newtown and is located in Suffolk City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Deanes had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deanes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deanes
  • Ocean View (Norfolk City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean View
    • Ocean View lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Newtown and is located in Norfolk City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ocean View had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean View
  • Shoulders Hill (Suffolk City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoulders Hill
    • Shoulders Hill lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Newtown and is located in Suffolk City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shoulders Hill had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoulders Hill
  • Thalia (Virginia Beach City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thalia
    • Thalia lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Newtown and is located in Virginia Beach City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thalia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thalia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thalia
  • Driver (Suffolk City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Driver
    • Driver lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Newtown and is located in Suffolk City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Driver had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driver
  • Mapleton (Virginia Beach City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleton
    • Mapleton lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Newtown and is located in Virginia Beach City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mapleton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
  • Continue List   (15 more) ...
    • Lynnhaven (Virginia Beach City)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnhaven
      • Lynnhaven lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Newtown and is located in Virginia Beach City
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lynnhaven had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynnhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynnhaven
    • Phoebus (Hampton City)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoebus
      • Phoebus lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Newtown and is located in Hampton City
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,179 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Phoebus had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoebus
    • Hampton (Hampton City)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
      • Hampton lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Newtown and is located in Hampton City
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,513 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135,464 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hampton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<5>

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

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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 'straight-line' (or 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: 36.8249, Longitude: -76.3036       In this case, the coordinates for Newtown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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