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Newton County is a county located in the southwest portion of the state of Missouri. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 58,114.
Its county seat is Neosho. The county was organized in 1838 and is named in honor of John Newton, a hero who fought in the Revolutionary War.
Newton County is part of the Joplin, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Named for John Newton, a Revolutionary War soldier.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Newton County was named for Sergeant John Newton, a comrade of Sergeant William Jasper, and, along with Jasper, one of "Marion's Men" in the Revolutionary War. The county was organized and named December 31, 1838, under the Session Acts 1838-1839. (Eaton (28), p. 335; Session Acts 1838-1839)
Source: Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 627 square miles (1,620 km2), of which 625 square miles (1,620 km2) is land and 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) (0.3%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows:
East Newton County R-VI School District - Granby
Diamond R-IV School District - Diamond
Neosho R-V School District - Neosho
Seneca R-VII School District - Seneca
Neosho Christian Schools - Neosho (K-12) - Churches of Christ
Ozark Christian Academy - Neosho (PK-12) - Pentecostal
Racine Apostolic Christian School - Racine (PK-12) - Pentecostal
Trinity Learning Center [Neosho, Missouri] (K-12) [Protestant]
Crowder College - Neosho. A two-year junior college.