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Newton
Newton County, Mississippi

ZipCodes
39345

Motto
A Great Small Town



Page Contents for Newton, Mississippi

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Mississippi state capital is Jackson.
The population of Newton is approximately 3,699 (2000), 3373 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,505 (1990), 1324 (2010).
The amount of land area in Newton is 12.764 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.038 sq kilometers.
The distance from Newton to Washington DC is 841 miles.
The distance to the Mississippi state capital is 62 miles. (as the crow flies)
Newton is positioned 32.31 degrees north of the equator and 89.15 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

in central Mississippi about 70 miles east of Jackson. Newton is near the intersection of I-20 and Highway 15.
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History & History Related Items

Newton was named for Newton Doolittle. His father gave part of the land for the community. The Southern Railroad line came to town in September, 1860, the same year the town was incorporated.

More historical information may be found at the history page listed below. Here is a good history page for Newton, including a picture of the founder.
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Attractions

Okla Museum
Choctaw Indian baskets along with many genealogical materials plus more.
Phone 601-635-2023

Newton Station
A Union raid during the Civil War on 24 April 1863 destroyed the deot and all nearby tracks. Also ruined were the telegraph lines and other buildings in town. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the new depot opened in 1905 and was eventually restored in 1992. The chamber of commerce is located in the depot today. Phone: (601) 683-2201

Doolittle Confederate Cemetery
Hundreds of Confederate soldiers were brought here to be nursed back to health in 1863 during the Civil War. Out of the 1,000 soliders, 100 of them died. The Doolittle family permitted the dead soldiers to be buried in their family plot. The wooden crosses eventually rotted away leaving the graves nameless. Now stone markers read, Unknown Confederate, for the dead soldiers.
For more information, please call (601)683-2201.
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Newton City Government

City of Newton
Newton Mayor: (601) 683-6181

Newton Chamber

Newton Chamber of Commerce
128 South Main Street
PO Box 301
Newton, MS 39345
Phone:601-683-2201
Fax: 601-683-2201 (call first)
Email

Newton Organizations

Newton Chamber of Commerce
128 South Main Street
PO Box 301
Newton, MS 39345
Phone:601-683-2201
Fax: 601-683-2201 (call first)
Email

Newton Libraries

Elliot McMullan Public Library
Phone/Fax: (601)683-3367

Newton Schools

Newton Municipal School District
123 Scanlan Street
Newton, MS 39345
Phone: 601-683-2451
Fax: 601-683-7131


Newton Elementary School
301 W Tatum
Newton, MS 39345
Phone: (601) 683-3979


Newton Middle School
531 E. Church Street
Newton, MS 39345
Phone: 601-683-3926


Newton High School
201 W. First Street
Newton, MS 39345
Phone: 601-683-2232
Fax: 601-683-6808 Newton

Miscellany

The population of Newton was:
1990 - 3,701
2000 - 3,699

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