“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Newton County, Indiana

Clickable Map of Newton County, Indiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Newton County, IN (9) Benton County, IN (6) Jasper County, IN (16) Lake County, IN (58) Iroquois County, IL (7) Kankakee County, IL (16)  NewtonCounty(9) Newton County (9)  BentonCounty(6) Benton County (6)  JasperCounty(16) Jasper County (16)  LakeCounty(58) Lake County (58)  IroquoisCountyIllinois(7) Iroquois County (7)  KankakeeCounty(16) Kankakee County (16)
Kentland is the county seat for Newton County
Adjacent to Newton County, Indiana
      Benton County (6)  
      Jasper County (16)  
      Lake County (58)  
      Iroquois County, Illinois (7)  
      Kankakee County, Illinois (16)  
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1 Indiana, Newton County, Brook, Iroquois Township — 56.2021.1 — George Ade1866-1944
Humorist George Ade gained prominence during the Golden Age of Indiana Literature (c. 1880-1920) for his wit and use of the vernacular. The Kentland native worked as a columnist at the Chicago Record and published collected essays such as . . . Map (db m231149) HM
2 Indiana, Newton County, Brook, Iroquois Township — 56.2019.3 — Taft Rally at Ade Estate
Republican presidential candidate William Taft toured the country by train in 1908, a change in strategy from earlier “front porch” campaigns. The tour began with a September 23 stop at the “Hazelden” estate of journalist and playwright George Ade, . . . Map (db m231147) HM
3 Indiana, Newton County, Kentland — Civil War MemorialKentland Newton County Indiana
In memory of the Soldiers of The Civil War 1861 - 1865Map (db m21515) HM
4 Indiana, Newton County, Kentland — 56.1966.1 — State Line Survey Reported missing
In 1821 the Indiana-Illinois state line was surveyed by General John Tipton for Indiana and Samuel McClintoc for Illinois. They ran the line and marked each mile of it from Vincennes to Lake Michigan.Map (db m64156) HM
5 Indiana, Newton County, Kentland — 56.2019.2 — Warren T. McCray1865-1938
McCray worked in banking and grain dealing and later bred Hereford cattle at his Orchard Lake Stock Farm in Newton County. He served on state charitable and agricultural boards, before entering state politics in 1915 as a Republican gubernatorial . . . Map (db m231146) HM
6 Indiana, Newton County, Kentland, Jefferson Township — Birthplace Site of George AdeHoosier Humorist, Playwright, Author, Newspaper Columnist & Philanthropist
1866 Born February 9th on This Site 1899 "Fables in Slang" Published 1902 Originates the Musical Comedy on Broadway with the Premier of "The Sultan of Sulu" 1904 Has 3 Broadway Plays Running Simultaneously 1908 . . . Map (db m232940) HM
7 Indiana, Newton County, Kentland, Washington Township — Newton County Home
Site of former Newton County Home for indigent residents. Wood structure built 1891, burned 1910. 40-room brick building erected 1911 and used until 1983, then subsequently demolished.Map (db m231143) HM
8 Indiana, Newton County, Morocco — 56.2019.1 — Edgar Charles “Sam” Rice1890-1974
Baseball Hall of Famer Sam Rice was born near Morocco, Indiana. In 1912, while away at a tryout, most of his family died when a tornado tore through the area. The following year he enlisted in the Navy, and in 1915 made his professional baseball . . . Map (db m231139) HM
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9 Indiana, Newton County, Roselawn, Lincoln Township — Flight 4184 Memorial
American Eagle Flight 4184 October 31, 1994 American Eagle Flight 4184 departed Indianapolis at 2:55 PM CST on October 31, 1994, en route to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. There were 64 passengers and 4 crew members aboard the . . . Map (db m231129) HM
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Sep. 26, 2023