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

Newton County

County Seat

 
 
Newton County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 10, 2011
1. Newton County Marker
Inscription.  Jasper, the county seat of Newton County, was designated as such soon after the creation of the county, December 14, 1842. It was named in honor of Thomas W. Newton.
 
Erected 1936 by Arkansas Centennial Commission 1836-1936, Arkansas History Commission. (Marker Number C-12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Arkansas Centennial Commission, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists.
 
Location. 36° 0.471′ N, 93° 11.216′ W. Marker is in Jasper, Arkansas, in Newton County. Marker is on Church Street just east of Stone Street (State Route 7), on the left when traveling east. Marker is located at the southwest corner of the Newton County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East Court Street, Jasper AR 72641, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arkansas Marble in Washington’s Monument (approx.
Newton County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 10, 2011
2. Newton County Marker
(Newton County Courthouse, south side, in background)
7.1 miles away); Beaver Jim Villines (approx. 9.6 miles away); A Monarch Returns (approx. 10.1 miles away); Boxley Valley (approx. 10½ miles away).
 
More about this marker. One of 143 cast-iron markers placed across Arkansas in partnership with the Arkansas History Commission during the state's 1936 centennial.
 
Regarding Newton County. Newton County Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, #94001412.
 
Also see . . .
1. Newton County, Arkansas (Wikipedia). Newton County is Arkansas's 46th county, formed on December 14, 1842, and named for Thomas W. Newton, an Arkansas Congressman. Newton County residents were divided during the Civil War, serving in both the Confederate and Union armies. (Submitted on September 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Newton County Courthouse (Wikipedia). Two-story masonry structure, constructed out of concrete and limestone, with restrained Art Deco styling. The entrance is at the center, with "Newton County" inscribed in a panel above it, with stylized Art Deco elements. It was built in 1939 with funding from the Works Progress Administration. (Submitted on September 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. National Register of Historic Places Asset Detail. (Submitted on September 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
Newton County Courthouse Entrance (<i>north elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 10, 2011
3. Newton County Courthouse Entrance (north elevation)
Newton County Courthouse W.P.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 10, 2011
4. Newton County Courthouse W.P.A. Marker
(mounted on right side of front entrance)
U.S.A.
1939
W.P.A.
Newton County Courthouse (<i>northwest corner</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 10, 2011
5. Newton County Courthouse (northwest corner)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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