Newtown, Nevada County, California

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Newtown
Unincorporated community
Newtown is located in California
Newtown
Newtown
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°15′10″N 121°06′12″W / 39.25278°N 121.10333°W / 39.25278; -121.10333Coordinates: 39°15′10″N 121°06′12″W / 39.25278°N 121.10333°W / 39.25278; -121.10333
Country  United States
State  California
County Nevada County
Elevation[1] 2,113 ft (644 m)

Newtown (formerly, Sailor Flat,[1] Newton[2] and Sailors Flat[2]) is an unincorporated community in Nevada County, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 2113 feet (644 m).[1] Newtown is located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) west of Nevada City.[2]

Sailors discovered gold there, whence the name Sailors Flat.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Newtown, Nevada County, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 530. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.