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Newton, Texas Historical Markers

 
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July 5, 2019
Autrey-Williams House Marker
Texas (Newton County), Newton — 11082 — Autrey-Williams House
The home of several leading Newton County businessmen, this house was constructed in 1912 by turpentine producer L. M. Autrey. In 1918 he sold it to N. A. Dawson, a road contractor. From 1923 to 1979 it was the home of lumberman and civic leader . . . — Map (db m137041) HM
Texas (Newton County), Newton — 11115 — Ford Chapel, Cemetery, and School
The family of John H. and Margaret Ford came to Texas prior to 1880. Establishing farms and homes, the family helped settle this area of Newton County.

A community cemetery was begun on the land of J. D. and Ida J. Ford. Although the cemetery . . . — Map (db m137262) HM

Texas (Newton County), Newton — Historic Roadside Park
The picnic area on US 190 in Newton County is an early roadside park developed by the Texas Highway Department - now Texas Department of Transportation. This 1936 park accommodated motorists attending Texas Centennial events that year. It was . . . — Map (db m136971) HM
Texas (Newton County), Newton — 13531 — Newton Cemetery Historic Texas Cemetery
This cemetery has served the town of Newton since it was officially set aside in 1903. The first burial, however, dates to 1864, when the landowner, G.W. Robinson, buried his young son. After Robinson passed away, a Newton resident bought the land . . . — Map (db m137153) HM
Texas (Newton County), Newton — 11120 — Newton County
. . . — Map (db m136727) HM
Texas (Newton County), Newton — 11121 — Newton County Courthouse
This Courthouse was preceded by one built in Burkeville in 1848, and another erected on this public square in 1853. It is a Second Empire style edifice, with an unusual truncated clock tower, mansard roof, and corner quoins, built in 1902-03 by . . . — Map (db m128586) HM
Texas (Newton County), Newton — 16330 — Newton County Pre-War Maneuvers
By 1941, the U.S. military was painfully aware of its unpreparedness to combat the modern mechanized armies in Europe. To increase its combat effectiveness, the U.S. Army conducted the Louisiana maneuvers, which included 3,400 square miles of Texas. . . . — Map (db m128588) HM
Texas (Newton County), Newton — 11145 — Newton County, C.S.A.
Supply and military center in the Civil War. Target area for Federals trying to move up the Sabine or across Louisiana and take Texas. Confederates built breastworks and maintained arsenal at Burkeville. Major supply route, "The Old Beef Trail", . . . — Map (db m137156) HM
Texas (Newton County), Newton — 11122 — Town of Newton
Located in the easternmost county of Texas, this town was little more than a forest of oaks and beeches when laid out in 1853. Due to its central location, it was elected county seat the same year, winning over Burkeville, the former county seat. . . . — Map (db m128587) HM
Texas (Newton County), Newton — 11116 — W. H. Ford Male & Female College
Formerly W. H. Ford Male & Female College (1889-1906). Named for Secretary of the Southwest College Company. President Joseph Syler and his wife were the teachers. High-school level, as were many early Texas "colleges"; founded . . . — Map (db m128589) HM
Texas (Newton County), Newton — 11100 — William Blewett (1830-1862)
Georgia native William Blewett came to Texas with his family in 1849. They settled first in Jasper County, where he was District Surveyor about 1853. He married a cousin, Nancy Adams; they later became the parents of 6 children. In 1858 they moved . . . — Map (db m128590) HM
Texas (Newton County), Newton — 15640 — Woods Park (Newton County Fairgrounds)
In 1937, the Southwestern Settlement and Development Company deeded land to Newton County. This property would become known as Woods Park, named for the company's surveyor, C.A. Woods. County resident sused the park for recreation and soon the . . . — Map (db m137150) HM

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