Newton County
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TheMarkerFinder
N 30° 48.885 W 093° 43.113
15R E 431269 N 3409292
Quick Description: A 1936 Texas Centennial highway marker with basic info on Newton County. This is one of two markers in a depression era roadside park on US-190 between Newton and Bon Wier.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/16/2020 9:22:51 PM
Waymark Code: WM12FKM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
Views: 3

Long Description:
In September, 2016, we were driving around Newton County visiting as many markers as possible. At the time I was especially interested in finding all the Centennial markers.

While many of the Centennial highway markers have had their plaques and/or stars replaced, I was pleased to find this one still has its original bronze.

Marker Number: 11120

Marker Text:
Formed from Jasper County
Created April 22, 1846
Organized July 13, 1846
Named in honor of
Sergeant John Newton
1752-1807
Hero of the American Revolution
County seat, Newton, 1846
Burkeville, 1848
Newton, since 1853


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