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

William Blewett

(1830-1862)

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, January 12, 2019
1. William Blewett Marker
Inscription.  Georgia native William Blewett came to Texas with his family in 1849. They settled first in Jasper County, where he was District Surveyor about 1853. He married a cousin, Nancy Adams; they later became the parents of 6 children. In 1858 they moved to Newton and William opened the Blewett & Company Mercantile near this site with his cousin Adam Adams. When the Civil War broke out, Blewett was a leader in organizing a company of local volunteers that became part of Company G, 13th Texas Cavalry. He served as a Captain and died in Arkansas in 1862.

Incise on base: Donated by Blewett Descendants
 
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11100.)
 
Location. 30° 50.908′ N, 93° 45.643′ W. Marker is in Newton, Texas, in Newton County. Marker is on Court Street (U.S. 190), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 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. Newton County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Newton
William Blewett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 12, 2019
2. William Blewett Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Newton County Pre-War Maneuvers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); W. H. Ford Male & Female College (about 300 feet away); Newton Cemetery (approx. 0.3 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.
 
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
 
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 65 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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