Place:Newton, Indiana, United States

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NameNewton
Alt namesNewtonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates41.0°N 87.433°W
Located inIndiana, United States     (1859 - )
See alsoJasper, Indiana, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Newton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 14,244. The county seat is Kentland. The county is divided into 10 townships which provide local services.

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History

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The original Newton County was formed by statute on February 7, 1835, and was a roughly square area some 30 miles on a side, encompassing what is now the northern half of the county, the northern half of Jasper County, and a large section to the north. The northern border was cut back to the Kankakee River on February 1, 1836, with all land north of the Kankakee River going to Lake and Porter counties. The county was abolished and combined with Jasper County in 1839. On December 8, 1859, the county was re-created and the borders were redrawn to essentially their current state.

Newton County is named after Sgt. John Newton, who served under Gen. Francis Marion (the "Swamp Fox") in the American Revolutionary War. It is adjacent to Jasper County, which was named after Sgt. William Jasper, whose story is similar. At least four other states, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas, have adjacent Jasper and Newton Counties, as though these two were remembered as a pair.

Newton County was the last county to be organized in Indiana.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1838 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1859 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1882 Birth 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
1860 2,360
1870 5,829
1880 8,167
1890 8,803
1900 10,448
1910 10,504
1920 10,144
1930 9,841
1940 10,775
1950 11,006
1960 11,502
1970 11,606
1980 14,844
1990 13,551

Research Tips

External links

www.rootsweb.com/~innewton


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