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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Newton, Kansas

 
Clickable Map of Harvey County, Kansas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Harvey County, KS (29) Butler County, KS (31) Marion County, KS (31) McPherson County, KS (60) Reno County, KS (34) Sedgwick County, KS (129)  HarveyCounty(29) Harvey County (29)  ButlerCounty(31) Butler County (31)  MarionCounty(31) Marion County (31)  McPhersonCounty(60) McPherson County (60)  RenoCounty(34) Reno County (34)  SedgwickCounty(129) Sedgwick County (129)
Location of Newton, Kansas
    Harvey County (29)
    Butler County (31)
    Marion County (31)
    McPherson County (60)
    Reno County (34)
    Sedgwick County (129)
 
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1Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — 1871 Water Well Memorial
Santa Fe engineers were surveying and platting the Newton town site on Section 17 in March 1871. Captain David L. Payne, state legislator from this district, and other early settlers saw the urgent need for domestic drinking water. Captain Payne . . . Map (db m56891) HM
2Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — Anderson Book and Office Supply
Five generations of the Anderson family have operated Newton's oldest retail business for over 100 years on Main Street. Founder Phillip Murray Anderson began his business in 1892 selling newspapers on Santa Fe trains. In 1894 he opened a newsstand . . . Map (db m166282) HM
3Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — Bernhard Warkentin
This Victorian house was built for Bernhard and Wilhelmina Warkentin in 1886-87. Bernhard was born in 1847 in the Mennonite village of Altonau, Ukraine. His father was a prominent miller. In 1872 he came to the U.S. to find new land. His letters . . . Map (db m56848) HM
4Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — Coastal Defense CannonA Civil War Memorial
This cannon used in coastal defense during the Civil War was secured through the efforts of Judson Kilpatrick st No. 36, G.A.R. and Congressman Chester I. Long. Presented to Mayor George W. Young for City of Newton by Hon. J. G. Wood, Topeka, on . . . Map (db m56919) HM WM
5Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — First Presbyterian Church
Twenty persons met in a vacant store on the east side of Main, midway between Sixth and Broadway, on July 7, 1872 to hear a sermon and to organize one of Newton's oldest Protestant churches. On March 25, 1875 the cornerstone was laid for a new . . . Map (db m166220) HM
6Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — John Jacob Krehbiel Memorial Park
In 1879 John Jacob Krehbiel (1838-1921), his wife Anna Leisy Krehbiel (1845-1923) and their children came to Newton from Denmark, Iowa. With George L. Epps, he purchased the Angood Blacksmith Shop at 128 E. 6th. In 1883 Krehbiel bought the business . . . Map (db m166406) HM
7Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — Mennonite Settler
The "Mennonite Settler," designed and sculpted by artist Max Nixon (1915-2000), was dedicated by the City of Newton September 10, 1942. Funding came from citizens of Newton, the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S. Works Progress Administration . . . Map (db m53494) HM
8Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — Midland National Bank
Midland National Bank opened March 3, 1893 in a building located on the northeast corner of Fifth and Main. Grant Hornaday was the bank's president, J.H. McNair, vice-president and Don Kinney, cashier. The bank purchased this site in 1896 for $6000 . . . Map (db m166216) HM
9Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — Newton Carnegie Library
On April 15, 1903 construction began on this site. The Cottonwood stone, red brick facade and Ionic columns combined to provide a striking addition to Main Street Newton. The two story building was designed by W.W. Rose, and constructed by Reikowski . . . Map (db m56851) HM
10Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — Ragsdale Opera House1885-1915
The Ragsdale Opera House served as Newton's main center of entertainment for nearly 30 years. The grand opening was held on December 8, 1885, featuring Barney McCauley in the comedy Uncle Dan. Under constructions since May 29, 1884, it was completed . . . Map (db m166215) HM
11Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — Railroad Savings and Loan Building1925
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m53503) HM
12Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — Santa Fe Steam Locomotive #1880Pride of the Prairie • Work Horse of the Plains — Prairie (2-6-2) Type —
Donated to the City of Newton by the Santa Fe Nov. 18, 1955. Engine 1880 and 86 other Prairie type engines built in 1906-1907 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. They were used in various types of service for 46 years which was a longer period of . . . Map (db m56922) HM
13Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — The Harvey County Courthouse
The first Harvey County Courthouse on this site was a three story red brick structure in the modified Romanesque Revival style dominated by a tall clock tower. Bedford stone highlighted the exterior with marble lining the interior hallways. J.C. . . . Map (db m166218) HM
14Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — The Masonic Lodge
Masonic Lodge No. 142 was organized in 1873 with Samuel Saylor appointed master. The first meeting was held in the new schoolhouse using boxes for the altar and jewels made of tin. Early members included Muse, Peters, Munger, Spivey, Lynch, Neal, . . . Map (db m166283) HM
15Kansas (Harvey County), Newton — Unknown Dead of the Civil War
Erected to the memory of The Unknown Dead 1861 - 1865Map (db m53507) WM
 
May. 16, 2021