Place:Newton, Arkansas, United States

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Newton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population is 8,330. The county seat is Jasper. Newton County is Arkansas's 46th county, formed on December 14, 1842, and named for Thomas W. Newton, an Arkansas Congressman. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Newton County is part of the Harrison Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1842 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1866 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1866 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 1,758
1860 3,393
1870 4,374
1880 6,120
1890 9,950
1900 12,538
1910 10,612
1920 11,199
1930 10,564
1940 10,881
1950 8,685
1960 5,963
1970 5,844
1980 7,756
1990 7,666

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