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Newton in Newton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Newton County Pre-War Maneuvers

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, January 12, 2019
1. Newton County Pre-War Maneuvers Marker
Inscription.  By 1941, the U.S. military was painfully aware of its unpreparedness to combat the modern mechanized armies in Europe. To increase its combat effectiveness, the U.S. Army conducted the Louisiana maneuvers, which included 3,400 square miles of Texas. The maneuvers involved nearly half a million men and 19 divisions. Many Newton County citizens allowed the U.S. Army access to their lands for training. Troops, horses, tanks, mechanized vehicles and airplanes (utilized for spotting and ‘flour’ bombing raids) came from various Texas posts. Newton County residents supported these critical military maneuvers (1941 – 1944), that effectively phased out the horse cavalry and provided valuable lessons as the U.S. Army learned how to fight and win a mechanized war.
 
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16330.)
 
Location. 30° 50.867′ N, 93° 45.605′ W. Marker is in Newton, Texas, in Newton County. Marker is on North Rusk Street (U.S. 190), on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in the
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By Brian Anderson, January 12, 2019
2. Newton County Pre-War Maneuvers Marker
southeast section of the courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 Court Street, Newton TX 75966, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. W. H. Ford Male & Female College (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Newton (within shouting distance of this marker); Newton County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); William Blewett (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Newton Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Autrey-Williams House (approx. half a mile away); Woods Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Historic Roadside Park (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newton.
 
Categories. War, World II
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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