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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Kansas state capital is Topeka.
The population of Newton is approximately 17,300 (1997), 19132 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,955 (1990), 7584 (2010).
The amount of land area in Newton is 20.477 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Newton to Washington DC is 1154 miles.
The distance to the Kansas state capital is 115 miles. (as the crow flies)
Newton is positioned 38.04 degrees north of the equator and 97.34 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Newton elevation is 1,452 feet above sea level.
Newton average annual rainfall is 30 inches per year
Newton average annual snowfall is 15 inches per year.
Newton average annual humidity is 55
Newton average temperature is 56.5 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 39 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 56 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 95 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 59 degrees F.


20 minutes north of Wichita on Interstate 135. Newton is about 35 miles from Hutchinson and 62 miles from Salina.
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Seasonal with four separate seasons. Winters are general mild with spells of very cold temperatures. Both hot and cold spells are usually of short duration. There are usually about 237 days of sunshine each year in Newton.
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History & History Related Items

Newton was named by a group of Santa Fe Railroad stockholders after their hometown of Newton Massachusetts.

Here is a history page for Newton which tells about the city once known as "bloody and lawless-the wickedest city in the west."
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The founding of Newton



Loads of information about Newton

Here are some things to doin the area.

Attractions in the area.

The Blues Fest
2000 is the 7th annual event
The Blues Fest
2000 is the 7th annual event
P.O. Box 705
Newton, Ks 67114
Phone: 316-837-4496
June 2 & 3, 2000 at Harvey County Camp Hawk

The Chisholm Trail Festival
June 30 thru July 4, 2000
Athletic Park
1st and Grandview
Newton, Kansas
The "Old West at its best" with live shoot-outs, street dances, parade, food and craft booths and a "Stampede in the Sky" fireworks display.

Newton Fiesta 2000
September 15-17, 2000 1st and Grandview
10th Annual Newton Fiesta. Parade, three dances, games, mexican food, car show, crafts, mariachis and historical exhibit.
Contact: 316-284-2808

The Harvey County Historical Society Library and Museum
203 N. Main
Newton, KS 67114
Phone: 316-283-2221
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Newton City Government

Newton, Kansas official city page

City of Newton
201 East Sixth Street
Newton, Kansas 67114-2215
Phone: 316-284-6000
Fax: 316-284-6090

Newton is the county seat of Harvey County.

Newton Chamber

Newton Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
500 N. Main, Suite 101
Newton, KS 67114
Phone: 316-283-2560
Toll-free: 800-868-2560

Newton Organizations

Newton Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
500 N. Main, Suite 101
Newton, KS 67114
Phone: 316-283-2560
Toll-free: 800-868-2560

Newton Libraries

Newton Public Library
720 N. Oak
Newton, KS 67114
Phone: 316-283-2890
Fax: 316-283-2916

Newton Schools

Newton Public Schools
USD 373
Newton, Kansas
Phone: 316-284-6200 Newton


The population of Newton was:
1960 - 14,877
1970 - 15,439
1980 - 16,332
1990 - 16,700
1997 - 17,300 (estimate)

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