In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described New Galloway like this:
Galloway, New, police and royal burgh with ry. sta., Kells par., Kirkcudbright, on Water of Ken, 5 miles NW. of its sta., 19 N. of Kirkcudbright, and 25 W. of Dumfries -- police burgh, pop. 422; royal burgh, pop. 398; P.O., T.O., and P.O. at New Galloway Station, 1 Bank; has half-yearlyfairs. NewG., along with Wigtown, Stranraer, and Whithorn, returned 1 member till 1885.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing New Galloway has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Dumfries and Galloway. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering New Galloway and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of New Galloway, in Dumfries and Galloway and Kirkcudbrightshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th May 2013
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