Newton in Newton County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Here at Newton Station, on April. 24, 1863, Federals under General Benjamin H. Grierson struck the Vicksburg-Meridian rail route, tore up tracks, & burned depot.
Erected 1963 by the Mississippi Historical Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 32° 19.226′ N, 89° 9.761′ W. Marker is in Newton, Mississippi, in Newton County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Main Street and East Railroad Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 128 South Main Street, Newton MS 39345, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Hospital (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Doolittle C.S.A. Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hickory (approx. 8.1 miles away); Sherman at Decatur (approx. 8.8 miles away); Medgar Evers (approx. 8.8 miles away); Lake Railroad Depot (approx. 9.8 miles away); Chunky River Train Wreck (approx. 10.4 miles away).
Also see . . . Newton County Historical & Genealogical Society article. (Submitted on September 18, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.