Newell is a census-designated place in Modoc County, California in the United States. It is located 50 miles west-northwest of Alturas, at an elevation of 4,042 feet. The population was 449 at the 2010 census.
The community is located along State Route 139 south of Tulelake and about 10 miles south of the Oregon border. It is less than 8 miles south of Tulelake on the U.S. Geological Survey 7.5-minute quadrangle, Newell, California. The U.S. Geological Survey, National Geographic Names Database, calls its existence official with a feature ID of 1659219 and lists the coordinates of the community as 41°53′18″N 121°22′20″W. The ZIP Code is 96134: a code shared with several other local towns. The community is inside area code 530.