“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, Mississippi

Clickable Map of Newton County, Mississippi 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, MS (10) Clarke County, MS (4) Jasper County, MS (3) Kemper County, MS (7) Lauderdale County, MS (72) Leake County, MS (8) Neshoba County, MS (17) Scott County, MS (9) Smith County, MS (5)  NewtonCounty(10) Newton County (10)  ClarkeCounty(4) Clarke County (4)  JasperCounty(3) Jasper County (3)  KemperCounty(7) Kemper County (7)  LauderdaleCounty(72) Lauderdale County (72)  LeakeCounty(8) Leake County (8)  NeshobaCounty(17) Neshoba County (17)  ScottCounty(9) Scott County (9)  SmithCounty(5) Smith County (5)
Decatur is the county seat for Newton County
Adjacent to Newton County, Mississippi
      Clarke County (4)  
      Jasper County (3)  
      Kemper County (7)  
      Lauderdale County (72)  
      Leake County (8)  
      Neshoba County (17)  
      Scott County (9)  
      Smith County (5)  
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1 Mississippi, Newton County, Chunky — Chunky River Train Wreck Reported missing
On February 19, 1863, a train carrying Confederate soldiers and civilians left Meridian heading west. Near Hickory, the locomotive ran off the trestle and submerged the train in the Chunky River. A rescue effort was led by the First Battalion of . . . Map (db m215195) HM
2 Mississippi, Newton County, Decatur — Medgar Evers
Medgar Wiley Evers, born in Decatur July 2, 1925, was a graduate of Newton Vocational High School and Alcorn College. After serving in the military in WWII, he returned to Decatur and, along with his brother, Charles, attempted to register to vote . . . Map (db m51168) HM
3 Mississippi, Newton County, Decatur — Sherman at Decatur
During the Meridian Expedition, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman ordered the XVI Corps to move east while he waited with one infantry regiment at Decatur Crossroads. As Sherman retired for the night, the regiment mistakenly left him unguarded. Seeing an . . . Map (db m51160) HM
4 Mississippi, Newton County, Hickory — Hickory
So called in honor of "Old Hickory," Andrew Jackson. His name given to military road built, 1817-1820, connecting New Orleans with Nashville & passing through this location.Map (db m111026) HM
5 Mississippi, Newton County, Little Rock — Beulah Hubbard School
Beulah Hubbard School was established on this site in 1929. The school was the consolidation of Beulah, Witt, Oakland, Rock Branch, Little Rock, Hebron, Greenland, Hopewell, Center Ridge, Duffee and Battlefield schools. The school’s name refers to . . . Map (db m179037) HM
6 Mississippi, Newton County, Newton — Confederate Hospital
In 1863, Willis R. Norman received a Confederate Government contract to construct a hospital in Newton. The hospital complex, which is said to have consisted of 7 hospital and commissary buildings, was built on this site. Approximately 1,000 . . . Map (db m77267) HM
7 Mississippi, Newton County, Newton — Doolittle C.S.A. Cemetery
In this cemetery, which has been maintained by Doolittle family since antebellum times, are buried about 100 Confederate soldiers who died at military hospital during siege of Vicksburg.Map (db m51169) HM
8 Mississippi, Newton County, Newton — Grierson's Raid
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.Map (db m77265) HM
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9 Mississippi, Newton County, Newton — McElroy-Hoye House
Originally built for Marine M. Watkins, this one-story, center-hall-plan house was purchased in 1871 by Dr. J.С. McElroy, a physician and state representative. In 1891, Mrs. Bettie Russell Hoye, the widow of M.J.L. Hoye, a local merchant who . . . Map (db m138574) HM
10 Mississippi, Newton County, Newton — 202 — Newton County Blues
Newton County has a dual claim to blues fame, first as the birthplace of several historical figures and later as the site of an important blues event, the Chunky Rhythm & Blues Festival. Newton County natives include record businessman H.C. Speir . . . Map (db m141357) HM
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Jun. 9, 2023