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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.

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 southeast 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 south.

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 south 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.

Newtown is located in Rockingham 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 Rockingham County: Albemarle, Augusta, Greene, Page, Shenandoah, Hardy (WV) & Pendleton (WV).

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

  • Rockingham County     (The home county of Newtown)
    • Elkton (less than 2 miles to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkton
      • Elkton lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Newtown and is located in Rockingham County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,914 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkton<2>
    • Swift Run (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swift Run
      • Swift Run lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Newtown and is located in Rockingham County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swift Run
    • Berrytown (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berrytown
      • Berrytown lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Newtown and is located in Rockingham County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berrytown
    • McGaheysville (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGaheysville
      • McGaheysville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Newtown and is located in Rockingham County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McGaheysville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGaheysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McGaheysville<2>
    • Massanutten (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Massanutten
      • Massanutten lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Newtown and is located in Rockingham County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Massanutten have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Massanutten
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Massanutten<2>
    • Keezletown (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Lacey Spring (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacey Spring
      • Lacey Spring lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Newtown and is located in Rockingham County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey Spring
    • Melrose (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melrose
      • Melrose lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Newtown and is located in Rockingham County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melrose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melrose
    • Massanetta Springs (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Massanetta Springs
      • Massanetta Springs lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Newtown and is located in Rockingham County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Massanetta Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Massanetta Springs
    • Cross Keys (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Linville (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linville
      • Linville lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Newtown and is located in Rockingham County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linville
    • Mayland (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayland
      • Mayland lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Newtown and is located in Rockingham County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayland
  • Albemarle County
    • Cedarmere (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarmere
      • Cedarmere lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Newtown and is located in Albemarle County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarmere have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarmere
    • Boonesville (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boonesville
      • Boonesville lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Newtown and is located in Albemarle County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonesville
    • Mountfair (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountfair
      • Mountfair lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Newtown and is located in Albemarle County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountfair
    • Advance Mills Village (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Advance Mills Village
      • Advance Mills Village lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Newtown and is located in Albemarle County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Advance Mills Village
    • Advance Mills (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Advance Mills
      • Advance Mills lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Newtown and is located in Albemarle County
      • Advance Mills has also been known as:
      • Fray's Mills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Advance Mills
    • White Hall (20 miles [32.2 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Hall
      • White Hall lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Newtown and is located in Albemarle County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Hall
    • Logan Village (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan Village
      • Logan Village lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Newtown and is located in Albemarle County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Logan Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan Village
    • Hollymead (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollymead
      • Hollymead lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Newtown and is located in Albemarle County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollymead have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollymead
    • Jefferson Village (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson Village
      • Jefferson Village lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Newtown and is located in Albemarle County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson Village
    • Commonwealth (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Commonwealth
      • Commonwealth lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Newtown and is located in Albemarle County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Commonwealth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Commonwealth
    • Crozet (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
    • Foothill Village (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foothill Village
      • Foothill Village lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Newtown and is located in Albemarle County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foothill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foothill Village
  • Augusta County
    • Grottoes (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grottoes
      • Grottoes lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Newtown and is located in Augusta County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,864 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grottoes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grottoes<2>
    • Weyers Cave (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Sampson (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sampson
      • Sampson lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Newtown and is located in Augusta County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sampson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sampson
    • Crimora (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Dooms (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dooms
      • Dooms lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Newtown and is located in Augusta County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dooms have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dooms
    • Verona (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Mount Solon (26 miles [41.8 km] to the west)
    • Fishersville (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishersville
      • Fishersville lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Newtown and is located in Augusta County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fishersville<2>
    • Parnassus (29 miles [46.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parnassus
      • Parnassus lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Newtown and is located in Augusta County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parnassus
    • Stokesville (30 miles [48.3 km] to the west) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stokesville
      • Stokesville was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Newtown and is located in Augusta County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stokesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lyndhurst (32 miles [51.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Stuarts Draft (35 miles [56.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Charlottesville City
    • Locust Grove (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Grove
      • Locust Grove lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Newtown and is located in Charlottesville City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove
    • Charlottesville (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlottesville
      • Charlottesville lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Newtown and is located in Charlottesville City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,950 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlottesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlottesville<2>
    • Belmont (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Newtown and is located in Charlottesville City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
  • Culpeper County
    • Griffinsburg (28 miles [45.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffinsburg
      • Griffinsburg lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Newtown and is located in Culpeper County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffinsburg
    • Norman (29 miles [46.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norman
      • Norman lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Newtown and is located in Culpeper County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norman
    • Culpeper (32 miles [51.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culpeper
      • Culpeper lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Newtown and is located in Culpeper County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,214 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Culpeper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Culpeper<2>
    • Elkwood (40 miles [64.4 km] to the east)
  • Greene County
    • Kinderhook (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinderhook
      • Kinderhook lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Newtown and is located in Greene County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinderhook
    • Stanardsville (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanardsville
      • Stanardsville lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Newtown and is located in Greene County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 393 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanardsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanardsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanardsville<2>
    • Quinque (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinque
      • Quinque lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Newtown and is located in Greene County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinque
    • Dawsonville (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dawsonville
      • Dawsonville lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Newtown and is located in Greene County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dawsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawsonville
  • Harrisonburg City
    • Harrisonburg (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisonburg
      • Harrisonburg lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Newtown and is located in Harrisonburg City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisonburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisonburg<2>
  • Madison County
    • Hood (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Ruth (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruth
      • Ruth lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Newtown and is located in Madison County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruth
    • Madison (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Newtown and is located in Madison County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<2>
    • Aroda (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aroda
      • Aroda lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Newtown and is located in Madison County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aroda
    • Peola Mills (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peola Mills
      • Peola Mills lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Newtown and is located in Madison County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peola Mills
    • Burnt Tree (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Tree
      • Burnt Tree lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Newtown and is located in Madison County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Tree
    • Madison Mills (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison Mills
      • Madison Mills lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Newtown and is located in Madison County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison Mills
  • Nelson County
    • Afton (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Orange County
    • Montpelier Station (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier Station
      • Montpelier Station lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Newtown and is located in Orange County
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Montpelier Station. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier Station
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montpelier Station<2>
    • Orange (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
      • Orange lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Newtown and is located in Orange County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,166 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orange<2>
    • Gordonsville (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonsville
      • Gordonsville lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Newtown and is located in Orange County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,647 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordonsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordonsville<2>
    • Madison Run (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison Run
      • Madison Run lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Newtown and is located in Orange County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison Run
  • Page County
    • Verbena (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verbena
      • Verbena lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Newtown and is located in Page County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verbena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verbena
    • Shenandoah (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shenandoah
      • Shenandoah lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Newtown and is located in Page County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,334 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shenandoah have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shenandoah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shenandoah<2>
    • Marksville (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marksville
      • Marksville lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Newtown and is located in Page County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marksville
    • Stanley (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Newtown and is located in Page County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,676 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley<2>
    • Leaksville (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leaksville
      • Leaksville lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Newtown and is located in Page County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leaksville
    • Luray (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luray
      • Luray lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Newtown and is located in Page County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,849 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Luray<2>
  • Rappahannock County
    • Slate Mills (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate Mills
      • Slate Mills lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Newtown and is located in Rappahannock County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate Mills
    • Scrabble (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scrabble
      • Scrabble lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Newtown and is located in Rappahannock County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scrabble
    • Sperryville (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Woodville (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodville
      • Woodville lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Newtown and is located in Rappahannock County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodville
    • Rediviva (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rediviva
      • Rediviva lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Newtown and is located in Rappahannock County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rediviva have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rediviva
    • Washington (31 miles [49.9 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Newtown and is located in Rappahannock County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 122 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<2>
    • Amissville (37 miles [59.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Shenandoah County
    • New Market (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Market
      • New Market lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Newtown and is located in Shenandoah County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Market
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Market<2>
    • Mount Jackson (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Jackson
      • Mount Jackson lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Newtown and is located in Shenandoah County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Jackson<2>
    • Basye-Bryce Mountain (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
    • Edinburg (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinburg
      • Edinburg lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Newtown and is located in Shenandoah County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,078 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edinburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edinburg<2>
    • Orkney Springs (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Woodstock (32 miles [51.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
      • Woodstock lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Newtown and is located in Shenandoah County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,293 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock<2>
    • Maurertown (36 miles [57.9 km] to the north)
    • Toms Brook (37 miles [59.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toms Brook
      • Toms Brook lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Newtown and is located in Shenandoah County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toms Brook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toms Brook<2>
  • Staunton City
    • Staunton (31 miles [49.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Staunton
      • Staunton lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Newtown and is located in Staunton City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,190 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Staunton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Staunton<2>
  • Warren County
    • Overall (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overall
      • Overall lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Newtown and is located in Warren County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overall
  • Waynesboro City
    • Waynesboro (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesboro
      • Waynesboro lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Newtown and is located in Waynesboro City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,741 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesboro<2>
  • Hardy County (WV)
    • Mathias (35 miles [56.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Lost City (37 miles [59.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost City
      • Lost City lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Newtown and is located in Hardy County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lost City<2>
  • Pendleton County (WV)
    • Brandywine (37 miles [59.5 km] to the west)

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

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 72 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 18 miles [29 km]. 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 start 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 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 Virginia
    • Stories from West 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.

  • Elk Run Cemetery
  • Mt. Paran Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Ed Hensley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ed Hensley Cemetery
    • Ed Hensley Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Hensley Family Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ed Hensley Cemetery
  • Mowbray Family Cemetery
  • Bear Lithia Spring Cemetery
  • Naylor Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Naylor Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Naylor Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naylor Cemetery
  • Blose Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blose Family Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Blose Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blose Family Cemetery
  • Upper Room Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Upper Room Church Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Upper Room Church Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upper Room Church Cemetery
  • Yancey Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Yancey Family Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Yancey Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yancey Family Cemetery
  • Asa Baugher Cemetery
  • Williams Family Cemetery
  • Daniel Baugher Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Daniel Baugher Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Daniel Baugher Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniel Baugher Cemetery
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    • Davis Family Cemetery
    • Maiden Cemetery
    • Shipp Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shipp Family Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Shipp Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • The Shipp Family Cemetery is located outside and to the southeast of Swift Run.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shipp Family Cemetery

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.<6>

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.

  • Elkton (Rockingham County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkton
    • Elkton lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Newtown and is located in Rockingham County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 138 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,914 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elkton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkton<2>
  • Verbena (Page County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verbena
    • Verbena lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Newtown and is located in Page County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Verbena had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verbena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verbena
  • Swift Run (Rockingham County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swift Run
    • Swift Run lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Newtown and is located in Rockingham County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Swift Run had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swift Run
  • Furnace (Page County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furnace
    • Furnace lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Newtown and is located in Page County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Furnace had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furnace
  • Shenandoah (Page County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shenandoah
    • Shenandoah lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Newtown and is located in Page County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 751 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,334 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Shenandoah had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shenandoah have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shenandoah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shenandoah<2>
  • Jollett (Page County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jollett
    • Jollett lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Newtown and is located in Page County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jollett had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jollett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jollett
  • McGaheysville (Rockingham County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGaheysville
    • McGaheysville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Newtown and is located in Rockingham County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 375 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, McGaheysville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McGaheysville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGaheysville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McGaheysville<2>
  • Ingham (Page County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingham
    • Ingham lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Newtown and is located in Page County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ingham had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ingham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingham
  • Grove Hill (Page County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Hill
    • Grove Hill lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Newtown and is located in Page County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 80 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Grove Hill had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Hill
  • Almond (Rockingham County) - Historic
    • While Almond was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almond
    • Almond was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Newtown and is located in Rockingham County
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Almond had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Almond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • McMullen (Greene County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McMullen
    • McMullen lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Newtown and is located in Greene County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, McMullen had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McMullen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMullen
  • Montevideo (Rockingham County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montevideo
    • Montevideo lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Newtown and is located in Rockingham County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 138 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Montevideo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montevideo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montevideo
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    • Fletcher (Greene County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fletcher
      • Fletcher lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Newtown and is located in Greene County
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fletcher had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fletcher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fletcher
    • Oakwood (Rockingham County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakwood
      • Oakwood lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Newtown and is located in Rockingham County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oakwood had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakwood
    • Paulington (Rockingham County) - Historic
      • While Paulington was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paulington
      • Paulington was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Newtown and is located in Rockingham County
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Paulington had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paulington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Newtown

The Communities of Virginia

About Rockingham County

About Virginia

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Newtown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Rockingham County: www.co.rockingham.va.us/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 38.4154, Longitude: -78.5981       In this case, the coordinates for Newtown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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.
<6>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.




 

 

 

 

 


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