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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Newton County, Missouri

Clickable Map of Newton County, Missouri 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, MO (39) Barry County, MO (8) Jasper County, MO (56) Lawrence County, MO (9) McDonald County, MO (1) Cherokee County, KS (83) Ottawa County, OK (33)  NewtonCounty(39) Newton County (39)  BarryCounty(8) Barry County (8)  JasperCounty(56) Jasper County (56)  LawrenceCounty(9) Lawrence County (9)  McDonaldCounty(1) McDonald County (1)  CherokeeCountyKansas(83) Cherokee County (83)  OttawaCountyOklahoma(33) Ottawa County (33)
Neosho is the county seat for Newton County
Adjacent to Newton County, Missouri
      Barry County (8)  
      Jasper County (56)  
      Lawrence County (9)  
      McDonald County (1)  
      Cherokee County, Kansas (83)  
      Ottawa County, Oklahoma (33)  
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1 Missouri, Newton County, Diamond — American Legion Post 431 Veterans Memorial
In honor of all who served in the defense of our country For God and CountryMap (db m42013) HM
2 Missouri, Newton County, Diamond — Birthplace of George Washington Carver
. . . Map (db m42029) HM
3 Missouri, Newton County, Diamond — George Washington Carver National Monument
Immediately after George Washington Carver’s death in 1943, the United States Congress recognized the importance of keeping his memory alive by establishing Carver’s birthplace as a national monument. George Washington Carver first made an . . . Map (db m42009) HM
4 Missouri, Newton County, Diamond — George Washington Carver's Birthplace
The cabin site offers an impression of the slave cabin in which Carver was born. Its mysteries reflect the confused circumstances of Carver's early life. The log cabin in which George Washington Carver was born was not built with the . . . Map (db m42011) HM
5 Missouri, Newton County, Diamond — George Washington Carver's Thoughts
Right Road …how can I be sure that I’m on the right road?… “In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” Now you must learn to look to Him for direction and then follow, and you will never go wrong. George . . . Map (db m42892) HM
6 Missouri, Newton County, Diamond — Moses Carver Family Cemetery
As an impressionable young boy, George Washington Carver looked on as friends and neighbors were interred in the Moses Carver Family Cemetery. The cemetery may contain as many as 40 graves dating as far back as 1835, but only 21 of the graves have . . . Map (db m42033) HM
7 Missouri, Newton County, Diamond — Special Moments in the Woods
This spring was the closest drinking water for the Carver household in the 1860s. Accoring to George, he was too frail for field work. His guardian, Susan Carver, gave him many household chores including drawing water from this spring. As a typical . . . Map (db m42030) HM
8 Missouri, Newton County, Diamond — The Moses Carver Farm
The farm on which George Washington Carver grew up was owned by Moses and Susan Carver. While George’s path in life took him far from here, he considered this farm his first home. In the 1830s, Moses and Susan Carver moved from Sangamon . . . Map (db m42007) HM
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9 Missouri, Newton County, Diamond — The Persimmon Tree
George, like most children, was supposed to stay in after dark. He later recalled, " brother and I would sometimes steal out to the persimmon tree. And when we went into the house there was Mrs. Carver waiting for us beside a jar of willow . . . Map (db m42032) HM
10 Missouri, Newton County, Diamond — What an Orphan Chooses to Forget - and Remember
Sometime near the end of the Civil War, a slave was born here in a cabin. His mother, Mary, named the baby - her second son - George. Moses Carver had purchased Mary as an enslaved person back in 1855, when she was about 13 years old. Years of . . . Map (db m42028) HM
11 Missouri, Newton County, Diamond — Williams' Spring
William Williams married Moses Carver's niece, Sarah Jane Carver, in 1853 and they built their home beside this spring. Their two children, Daniel and Martha, played with George Washington Carver as they grew up on the farm. During the 1930's . . . Map (db m42031) HM
12 Missouri, Newton County, Joplin — Bonnie & Clyde Garage Apartment1933 — Historic Joplin —
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie Parker, Buck and Blanche Barrow and W.D. Jones rented this apartment and holed up inside for several months. On April 13, 1933, law officers from the Joplin Police Department and from Newton County, seeking suspected . . . Map (db m170321) HM
13 Missouri, Newton County, Joplin — Three State CornerKansas     Oklahoma      Missouri
This point was established in 1857 by an 800 member expedition starting at the southwest corner of Missouri and working north. The party included soldiers, teamsters, cooks, astronomers and surveyors. The expedition took nearly six months, being . . . Map (db m143500) HM
14 Missouri, Newton County, Neosho — 20th Century Wars Memorial
In honor and memory of all men and women of the Armed Forces of all wars of the twentieth centuryMap (db m42988) HM
15 Missouri, Newton County, Neosho — Abbott Cave
The presence of large deposits of limestone and running water make Big Spring Park an ideal location for caves such as Stairstep Cave. However, there is another cave that lives in the memories of the elders of Neosho. In 1946 J.W. Abbott left . . . Map (db m43033) HM
16 Missouri, Newton County, Neosho — Confederate Capitol of Missouri
Neosho was the Confederate Capitol of Missouri, when, on October 8, 1861, in the old Masonic Building on the northeast corner of the Square, the legislature passed the Ordinance of Secession, separating Missouri from the Union.Map (db m42036) HM
17 Missouri, Newton County, Neosho — Downtown Neosho Historic District
Downtown Neosho Historic District has been placed in the National Register of Historic Places August 12, 1993Map (db m42987) HM
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18 Missouri, Newton County, Neosho — Founding of Neosho1839 - 1937
From this point the town of Neosho, Mo. was laid out 1839Map (db m43030) HM
19 Missouri, Newton County, Neosho — George Washington Carver
A former slave boy, George Washington Carver came to Neosho in the 1870s seeking an education. At Neosho’s Lincoln School, he began his long climb out of ignorance. This was his first step toward becoming a world-famous scientist and teacher at . . . Map (db m43025) HM
20 Missouri, Newton County, Neosho — Haas Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m42912) HM
21 Missouri, Newton County, Neosho — Haas Warehouse Building
In 1898, Edward Haas built this four story warehouse to house his wholesale grocery. The warehouse has an electric belt driven elevator and automatic sprinkler system. His business was the center for the entire region for canning and shipping. The . . . Map (db m42915) HM
22 Missouri, Newton County, Neosho — Heaton Building1895
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Restored 2003Map (db m42989) HM
23 Missouri, Newton County, Neosho — Herman Jaeger
Herman Jaeger, a Swiss immigrant, settled six miles east of Neosho in 1865 and started a vineyard. He located superior wild grapes in the area. Some of these local disease resistant varieties he sent to France in the 1870’s. They were used to . . . Map (db m43027) HM
24 Missouri, Newton County, Neosho — James S. Scott
James S. Scott, composer of about 30 Ragtime pieces, was born in Neosho February 12, 1886. He was one of the greatest Ragtime composers of all time. Among his best known compositions are “Frog Legs Rag,” “Kansas City Rag,” . . . Map (db m43028) HM
25 Missouri, Newton County, Neosho — Neosho Patriots Memorial
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
United States Army • United . . . Map (db m224844) WM
26 Missouri, Newton County, Neosho — Newton County World War II Memorial
“In honor of the men and women of Newton County who serve their country in World War II.” 1941 “Erected by the Neosho Junior Chamber of Commerce through the sale of scrap metal donated by the People of Newton . . . Map (db m42986) HM
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27 Missouri, Newton County, Neosho — Rocketdyne1956 - 1968
This memorial is dedicated to the men and women of Rocketdyne Neosho whose tireless efforts and relentless pursuit of quality resulted in the world's finest liquid rocket engines. Neosho's engines powered Jupiter, Redstone, Mercury, Atlas, Gemini . . . Map (db m43034) HM
28 Missouri, Newton County, Neosho — Secession Convention at NeoshoA State Divided: Civil War in Missouri
Directly in front of this marker, at the corner of Washington and Spring Streets, there stood in 1861 a two-story frame building that served as a Masonic Hall. In this building, known as Missouri's "first Confederate Capitol," there occurred a . . . Map (db m45775) HM
29 Missouri, Newton County, Neosho — Site of First School George Washington Carver Attended
Site of first school George Washington Carver attended in the mid-1870's. Dr. Carver was later a famed botanist and educator.Map (db m63520) HM
30 Missouri, Newton County, Neosho — Thomas Hart Benton1889 - 1975
Thomas Hart Benton was born at 214 East McKinney St., Neosho, on April 15, 1889, the son of Congressman M. E. Benton, and grand nephew of Missouri’s first senator, Thomas Hart Benton. Tom’s early years were shared by listening to court house . . . Map (db m42992) HM
31 Missouri, Newton County, Newtonia — First Battle of NewtoniaA State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri
First Battle of Newtonia At or near this location, the First and Second Battles of Newtonia were fought. The First Battle of Newtonia occurred on Sept. 30, 1862 when Union forces attempted to dislodge a large force of Confederates who . . . Map (db m65017) HM
32 Missouri, Newton County, Newtonia — Second Battle of NewtoniaA State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri
Second Battle of Newtonia A few miles southwest of this location, the Second Battle of Newtonia was fought on Oct. 28, 1864. The conflict came near the end of Maj. Gen. Sterling Price’s celebrated invasion of Missouri. With the Federals . . . Map (db m65018) HM
33 Missouri, Newton County, Newtonia — The Battles of Newtonia Commemoration
In commemoration of the battles fought at Newtonia in the Civil War. The first on September 30, 1862 between the Union forces under Colonel Fredrick Salomon and Confederate forces under General Jo Shelby. The second on October 28, 1864. This . . . Map (db m78170) HM WM
34 Missouri, Newton County, Seneca — Bennett's Barber Shop
Old Seneca Family Business Est. 1900 by W. R. Bennett Continued by Sons Oren and George Grandsons Ronal and RickMap (db m80583) HM
35 Missouri, Newton County, Seneca — Emma Frantz MillineryEst. 1881 - Rebuilt 1897
[Title is text]Map (db m80584) HM
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36 Missouri, Newton County, Seneca — Featherstun-Brady Drug Store
C.T. and Mary V. Featherstun LeRoy and Flossie Brady R.R. "Babe" Brady 1891 - 1989Map (db m80585) HM
37 Missouri, Newton County, Seneca — McGannon Mercantile CompanyEst. 1873
The oldest Seneca business building in continuous useMap (db m80575) HM
38 Missouri, Newton County, Seneca — Mitchell - Porter BuildingBuilt 1885
W.H. Mitchell, Druggist; H.L. Porter M.D.Map (db m80574) HM
39 Missouri, Newton County, Seneca — Veterans MemorialAll Gave Some, Some Gave All — Land of the Free, Home of the Brave —
(left front panel) WWI Lawrence Watts ∙ Curge Burkhart ∙ Jesse D. Stegall ∙ Milton Manning ∙ Earl F. Pollock Sr. ∙ Arthur Callemore ∙ Donald McKinney ∙ Lawrence R. Gardiner ∙ Lloyd B. Keith ∙ . . . Map (db m80573) WM
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Jun. 7, 2023