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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana Genealogy|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Newton County''' <br>
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Guide to '''Newton County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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Guide to '''Newton County, Indiana ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
{{Click|File:IN ORP.png|Indiana_Online_Genealogy_Records}}  {{Infobox U.S. County | county = Newton County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1835 | founded date = February 7 | seat = Kentland | building image = | building address = [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2915.htm Newton County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Square<br>PO Box 49<br>Kentland, IN 47951<br>Phone: 219-474-6081<br>[http://www.newtoncounty.in.gov/ '''Website'''] | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}
 
  
=== Historical Facts ===
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|organized= December 8, 1859<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>
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|county seat= Kentland<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>
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|parent county= Unorganized territory and [[Jasper County, Indiana Genealogy|Jasper]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 Jun 2020).</ref>
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|county1= [[Lake County, Indiana Genealogy|Lake]]
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|county2= [[Jasper County, Indiana Genealogy|Jasper]]
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|county3= [[Benton County, Indiana Genealogy|Benton]]
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|county4= [[Iroquois County, Illinois Genealogy|Iroquois (IL)]]
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|county5= [[Kankakee County, Illinois Genealogy|Kankakee (IL)]]</br><center>[[Newton County, Indiana Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[File:Indiana, Newton County Courthouse.png|229px]]
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|county location in state= [[File:Indiana, Newton County Locator Map.png|180x180px]]
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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Newton County was named for Sgt. John Newton. It is located in the northwestern area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana (accessed 30 Mar 2017).</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{IN Courthouse Intro|Newton}}
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'''Newton County Courthouse'''<br>201 North 3rd Street<br>Kentland, IN 47951<br>Phone: 219-474-6081 or 888-663-9866<br>[http://www.newtoncounty.in.gov/ County Website]<br><br>
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'''Newton County Health Department'''<br>
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4117 South 240 West, Suite 500<br>
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Morocco, IN, 47963<br>
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Health Officer: Gonzolo Florido, MD<br>
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Phone: 888-663-9866<br>
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Fax: 219-285-0464<br>
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Email: [mailto:kdurham@newtoncounty.in.gov kdurham@newtoncounty.in.gov] <br>
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[https://www.newtoncounty.in.gov/department/index.php?structureid=22 Health Department]<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1860.<br>County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882.<br>County Recorder has land records from 1860.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana. {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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Health Department has birth records and death records.<br>Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records.<br><br>
  
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=== Newton County, Indiana Record Dates  ===
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{{IN Record Dates Intro|Newton}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana. {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref></center>
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Newton County, Indiana#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Indiana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Newton County, Indiana#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Indiana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Newton County, Indiana#Death_Records|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Indiana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Newton County, Indiana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Indiana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Newton County, Indiana#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Indiana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Indiana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Indiana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>*Statewide registration for births in 1907 and deaths in Oct 1899. General compliance by 1917.</center>
try... [[Newton County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Newton County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Newton County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
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=== Boundary Changes ===
*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from unorganized territory (St. Joseph/Warren/White) in 1835, then abolished in 1839 and reformed from Jasper in 1859.<ref>Ancestry.com wiki contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Ancestry.com: Wiki at http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Newton _County,_Indiana (accessed 4 August 2012).</ref><br>  
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{{IN Boundary Changes Intro|Newton}}
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from unorganized territory (St. Joseph/Warren/White) in 1835, then abolished in 1839 and reformed from Jasper in 1859.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 Jun 2020).</ref><br>
 
*'''County Seat:''' Kentland <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
 
*'''County Seat:''' Kentland <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Interactive Map of Indiana County Formation History] (1790-1897) - animated maps illustrating Indiana county boundary changes
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*[https://digital.newberry.org/ahcb/documents/IN_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Indiana Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{IN Populated Places Intro|Newton}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://indiana.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,111,c,newton.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Indiana," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County%2C_Indiana (accessed 28 December 2019).</ref>
  
[[Lake County, Indiana Genealogy|Lake]] {{•}} [[Jasper County, Indiana Genealogy|Jasper]] {{•}} [[Benton County, Indiana Genealogy|Benton]] {{•}} [[Iroquois County, Illinois Genealogy|Iroquois]] {{•}} [[Kankakee County, Illinois Genealogy|Kankakee]]  
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brook,_Indiana Brook]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodland,_Indiana Goodland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentland,_Indiana Kentland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco,_Indiana Morocco]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Ayr,_Indiana Mount Ayr]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ade,_Indiana Ade]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver_City,_Indiana Beaver City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conrad,_Indiana Conrad]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effner,_Illinois Effner]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enos,_Indiana Enos]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foresman,_Indiana Foresman]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton,_Indiana Newton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembroke,_Indiana Pembroke]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Junction,_Indiana Percy Junction]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perkins,_Indiana Perkins]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumava_Resorts,_Indiana Sumava Resorts]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thayer,_Indiana Thayer]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Village,_Indiana Lake Village]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roselawn,_Indiana Roselawn]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver_Township,_Newton_County,_Indiana Beaver]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colfax_Township,_Newton_County,_Indiana Colfax]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_Township,_Newton_County,_Indiana Grant]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iroquois_Township,_Newton_County,_Indiana Iroquois]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Township,_Newton_County,_Indiana Jackson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Township,_Newton_County,_Indiana Jefferson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Township,_Newton_County,_Indiana Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Township,_Newton_County,_Indiana Lincoln]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McClellan_Township,_Newton_County,_Indiana McClellan]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Township,_Newton_County,_Indiana Washington]
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=== History Timeline ===
<center>{{INNewton,Indiana Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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{{IN Historical Timeline Intro|Newton}}
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
  
For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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== Resources ==
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{{IN Resources Intro|Newton}}
  
"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." <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>
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=== Bible Records ===
 
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{{IN Bible Intro|Newton}}
=== Record Loss  ===
 
 
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
 
 
=== Bible Records  ===
 
  
 
=== Biographies  ===
 
=== Biographies  ===
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{{IN Biographies Intro|Newton}}
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*''Biographical History of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Warren and Pulaski Counties.'' 1899. Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co.  Online at: Vol. 1 - [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/234821-biographical-history-of-tippecanoe-white-jasper-newton-benton-warren-and-pulaski-counties-indiana?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], Vol. 2 - [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/243091-biographical-history-of-tippecanoe-white-jasper-newton-benton-warren-and-pulaski-counties-indiana?offset=2 FamilySearch Digital Library], Vol. 1 - [https://books.google.com/books?id=T-4tILnpZrIC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books], Vol. 2 - [https://books.google.com/books?id=i_GVFvJT8moC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books].
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*''A Standard History of Jasper and Newton Counties, Indiana.'' 2 volumes. 1916. Chicago, Illinois : Lewis Pub. Co. Online at: Vol. 2 - [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/578127-a-standard-history-of-jasper-and-newton-counties-indiana-an-authentic-narrative-of-the-past-with-an-extended-survey-of-modern-developments-in-the-progress-of-town-and-county-v-2?offset=3 FamilySearch Digital Library], [https://archive.org/details/standardhistoryo02hami Internet Archive], [https://books.google.com/books?id=R1smAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=counties+history+indiana&lr=&as_brr=1#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books]; {{WorldCat|1029247668|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. Vol. 2 contains biographies.
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*[https://digital.statelib.lib.in.us/legacy/search.aspx?index=1 Indiana Biography Index] at [https://www.in.gov/library/ Indiana State Library]
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{IN Business Records Intro|Newton}}
  
Beaver City Cemetery (Aka: Smith Cemetery)<br>Buswell Cemetery, Kentland (Aka: Mount Zion)<br>Doran Cemetery<br>Fairlawn Cemetery, Kentland<br>Goodland Cemetery, Goodland<br>Kennedy Cemetery<br>Lake Village Cemetery, Lake Village &nbsp;(Aka:&nbsp;Lake Township Cemetery)<br>Morgan Cemetery (Aka: Tracey Cemetery)<br>Morocco Cemetery, Morocco<br>Mount Calvary, Goodland<br>Murphy Cemetery, Morocco (Aka: West Cemetery)<br>North Star Cemetery, Mount Ayr<br>Oakland Cemetery, Morocco (Aka: North Cemetery)<br>Pleasant Grove Cemetery<br>Porter Cemetery, Morocco<br>Prairie Vine Cemetery, Morocco<br>Riverside Cemetery, Brook&nbsp;<br>Roselawn Cemetery, Roselawn&nbsp;(Aka: Lincoln Township Cemetery)<br>Russell Chapel Cemetery<br>Saint Josephs Cemetery, Kentland<br>Sell Cemetery, Brook<br>Saints Peter &amp; Paul Cemetery, Goodland
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{IN Cemeteries Intro|Newton}}
  
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Newton County, Indiana''' online and in print</center>
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=17&GScnty=847&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|NUMBER|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=17&CScnty=847 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/search?firstname=&middlename=&lastname=&birthyear=&birthyearfilter=&deathyear=&deathyearfilter=&location=Newton+County%2C+Indiana%2C+United+States+of+America&locationId=county_847 Find A Grave]
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* [http://www.ingenweb.org/innewton/#Cemetery_records INGenWeb]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Indiana&cemetery_county=Newton&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ingenweb.org/innewton/#Cemetery_records INGenWeb]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' [[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |(Often more complete)]]</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Newton+Indiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Indiana&county=Newton&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|NUMBER|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Newton+Indiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Indiana/Newton-County?id=county_847 Findagrave.com]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See [[Indiana Cemeteries|Indiana Cemeteries]] for more information.<center>
 
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=== Census Records ===
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=== Census Records ===
 
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{{IN Census Intro|Newton}}
{{Census|Indiana}}
 
 
 
*Index to Mortality Schedule (1860, 1870), [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#newton Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)<br>
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census (1880), [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#newton Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
 
*Early Settlers of Newton County (1831-1859),  [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#newton Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
 
 
 
=== Church Records  ===
 
 
 
{{IN Church Intro}}
 
 
 
{{IN Church End}}
 
 
 
{{IN Church Repositories|Newton|705097}}  
 
  
=== Court Records  ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1860 |2360
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|1870 |5829
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|1880 |8167
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|1890 |8803
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|1900 |10448
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|1910 |10504
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|1920 |10144
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|1930 |9841
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|1940 |10775
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|1950 |11006
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|1960 |11502
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|1970 |11606
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|1980 |14844
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|1990 |13551
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|2000 |14566
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|2010 |14244
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*[http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#newton Index to Mortality Schedule (1860, 1870)] at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
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*[http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#newton Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census (1880)] at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
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*[http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#newton Early Settlers of Newton County, Indiana (1831-1859)] at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
  
[http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2915.htm Newton County Courthouse]<br>201 N. 3rd Street<br>PO Box 49<br>Kentland, IN 47951<br>Phone: 219-474-6081<br>Fax: 219-474-5749<br>Hours: 8AM-4PM
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=== Church Records ===
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{{IN Church Intro|Newton}}
  
Assessor, Clerk, Recorder, Treasurer and Circuit Superior Court: Criminal Court Records, Civil, Small Claims, Probate
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=== Court Records ===
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{{IN Court Intro|Newton}}
  
=== Directories ===
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=== Directories ===
 
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{{IN Directories Intro|Newton}}
*Directory of Businesses in Newton County, Indiana (1884), [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#newton Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
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*[http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#newton Directory of Businesses in Newton County, Indiana (1884)] at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
  
 
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{IN Emigration Intro|Newton}}
  
=== Ethnic and Religious Groups ===
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{IN Ethnic Groups Intro|Newton}}
  
=== Gazetteers ===
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{IN Funeral Homes Intro|Newton}}
  
 
=== Genealogies  ===
 
=== Genealogies  ===
 +
{{IN Genealogies Intro|Newton}}
  
=== History  ===
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=== Guardianship ===
 
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{{IN Guardianship Intro|Newton}}
==== Local Histories  ====
 
 
 
*[http://everynameindex.com/NewtonCoIN.html Every Name Index to Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana]. Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2008; original text by F. A. Battey Co., 1883; reproduction of Unigraphic, Inc., 1973], [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
 
 
 
*F.A. Battey Co. ''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. ''(Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp; Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.: ill., ports.28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published: Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1883.) {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, Digital versions at {{FSbook|63654}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-warren-benton-jasper-and-newton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/51022557&referer=brief_results Other Libraries],  [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
 
 
 
*''Biographical history of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Warren and Pulaski counties'', (Indiana. 2003. La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press.) FHL US/CAN Film 1731988 {{FHL|264889|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-history-of-tippecanoe-white-jasper-newton-benton-warren-and-pulaski-counties-indiana/oclc/367763269&referer=brief_results Other Libraries], Vol.1 [http://books.google.com/books?id=T-4tILnpZrIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:i_GVFvJT8moC&hl=en&ei=5NOPTOzZAoH6sAPotriyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books], vol.2 [http://books.google.com/books?id=NhUVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA974&dq=family+OR+records+OR+genealogy+OR+ancestor+-sir+-isaac+intitle:newton&hl=en&ei=xtGPTNaSGpDQsAOY6oCyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CFcQ6AEwCTge#v=onepage&q=family%20OR%20records%20OR%20genealogy%20OR%20ancestor%20-sir%20-isaac%20intitle%3Anewton&f=false Google Books]
 
  
=== Land and Property ===
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{IN Land Intro|Newton}}
  
{{IN Land}}{{IN Land End}}  
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{IN Histories Intro|Newton}}
  
{{IN Land and Property Other Repositories|Newton|878458}}
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*''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical.'' 1883. Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/376422-counties-of-warren-benton-jasper-and-newton-indiana-historical-and-biographical?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006786547 Hathitrust], [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive], [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/19879/ Ancestry ($)]; {{WorldCat|8166677|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. Index: [http://everynameindex.com/NewtonCoIN.html Every Name Index], compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2008.
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*''A Standard History of Jasper and Newton Counties, Indiana.'' 2 volumes. 1916. Chicago, Illinois : Lewis Pub. Co. Online at: Vol. 1 - [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/580858-a-standard-history-of-jasper-and-newton-counties-indiana-an-authentic-narrative-of-the-past-with-an-extended-survey-of-modern-developments-in-the-progress-of-town-and-country?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [https://archive.org/details/standardhistoryo01hami Internet Archive], [https://books.google.com/books?id=FV4nAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:03NFeUUcu7gxMT#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books]; {{WorldCat|1029247668|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. Vol. 1 contains county histories.
  
=== Maps ===
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{IN Maps Intro|Newton}}
  
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{{IN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{IN Newton County}}}}
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* [http://ulib.iupuidigital.org/cdm/search/collection/HIM/searchterm/Monroe/field/title/mode/all/conn/and/order/title Historic Indiana Maps] at [http://ulib.iupuidigital.org/cdm/search/collection/HIM IUPUI University Library]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases Maps of Indiana]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases Maps of Indiana]
  
=== Military Records  ===
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=== Migration ===
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{{IN Migration Intro|Newton}}
  
Civil War
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=== Military Records ===
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{{IN Military Intro|Newton}}
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*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/Home/Search?RecordSeriesId=3 Military Record Series Index] at [https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana Digital Archives]
  
Civil War service men from Newton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Newton County.  
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'''''Civil War'''''<br>
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Civil War service men from Newton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Newton County.
  
*[[9th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|9th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company G  
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*[[9th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|9th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company G
*[[12th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|12th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company K  
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*[[12th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|12th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company K
*[[51st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|51st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B  
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*[[51st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|51st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B
*[[99th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|99th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company E  
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*[[99th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|99th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company E
 
*[[128th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|128th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A<br>
 
*[[128th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|128th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A<br>
  
Civil War Books  
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Civil War Books
 
 
*"Newton County in the War" in F.A. Battey Co. ''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. ''(Chicago: F.A. Battey Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.ill., ports.28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published: Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1883.)page 685-955, {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, Digital versions at {{FSbook|63654}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-warren-benton-jasper-and-newton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/51022557&referer=brief_results Other Libraries], [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
 
 
 
World War I
 
 
 
World War II
 
 
 
=== Naturalization  ===
 
 
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
 
 
=== Obituaries  ===
 
  
=== Occupations<br> ===
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*"Newton County in the War" in F.A. Battey Co. ''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. ''(Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.: ill., ports.28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published: Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1883.) Digital versions at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/376422-counties-of-warren-benton-jasper-and-newton-indiana-historical-and-biographical?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]; [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n587/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
  
*Civilian Support Officials In World War II (1941-1945), [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#newton Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)<br>
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
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*'''1919''' {{RecordSearch|2968238|Indiana, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Indiana, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1919 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
=== Probate Records  ===
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{IN Naturalization Intro|Newton}}
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* [https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/Home/Search?searchNow=True&defaultCollectionId=&RecordSeriesId=5&Keywords=&County=Newton&SeriesCollectionId=0&PhotographTitle=&PhotographSubject=&FirstName=&LastName=&CourtType=&CourtDisposition=&StartDate=0&EndDate=0&UseSoundex=false Naturalization Record Series (for this county)]  at [https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana Digital Archives]. Search by names.
  
{{IN Probate Intro|Newton}}  
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=== Newspapers ===
'''Online Records'''
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{{IN Newspapers Intro|Newton}}
*'''1798 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 Indiana Wills and Probate Records 1798-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images ($)
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*[https://newspapers.library.in.gov/?a=p&p=regionbrowser&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN------- Hoosier State Chronicles]
  
 +
=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{IN Obituaries Intro|Newton}}
  
{{IN Probate Repositories|Newton|878366}}
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=== Other Records ===
 +
{{IN Other Records Intro|Newton}}
  
=== Public Records  ===
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=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{IN Periodicals Intro|Newton}}
  
==== School Records ====
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=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{IN Probate Intro|Newton}}
  
*Directory of Teachers (1936),  [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#newton Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
+
*'''1798-1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 Indiana Wills and Probate Records 1798-1999] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]
  
==== Voter Registration  ====
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=== School Records ===
 +
{{IN Schools Intro|Newton}}
 +
*[http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php#newton Directory of Teachers (1936)] at [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
 +
===Social Security Records===
 +
*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
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=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{IN Tax Intro|Newton}}
  
=== Repositories  ===
+
=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{IN Vital Intro|Newton}}
  
 +
==== Birth ====
 +
{{IN Birth Intro|Newton}}
  
 +
==== Marriage ====
 +
{{IN Marriage Intro|Newton}}
  
==== Archives ====
+
*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}}  at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Indiana Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]<br>
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*'''1800-2007''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=indiana%2cin Indiana, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] ($)
 +
*'''1802-1892''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1892] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]
 +
*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Indiana Marriage Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
==== County Courthouse  ====
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==== Death ====
 +
{{IN Death Intro|Newton}}
  
[http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2915.htm Newton County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Square; PO Box 49<br>Kentland, IN 47951<br>Phone: 219-474-6081<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1860. County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882. County Recorder has land records from 1860. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Newton County, Indiana 215 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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*'''1750-1993''' {{RecordSearch|3559081|Indiana Deaths and Burials, 1750-1993}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Indiana Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]] <br>
 +
*'''1882-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1947977|Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch]  - [[Indiana, Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]<br>
 +
*'''1899-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60716 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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==== Divorce ====
 +
{{IN Divorce Intro|Newton}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{IN Research Facilities Intro|Newton}}
  
*[[West Lafayette Indiana Family History Center|West Lafayette Indiana Family History Center]]
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=== Archives ===
 +
{{IN Archives Intro|Newton}}
  
For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator Family History Center directory].
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=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Libraries  ====
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'''West Lafayette Indiana Family History Center'''<br>3224 Jasper St <br>West Lafayette, IN 47906<br>Phone: 765-463-5079<br>E-mail:[mailto:IN_Lafayette@familyhistorymail.org IN_Lafayette@familyhistorymail.org]<br>[https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/West_Lafayette_Indiana_Family_History_Center Website]
  
==== Museums  ====
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=== Libraries ===
 +
{{IN Libraries Intro|Newton}}
  
==== Societies ====
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'''Newton County Public Library'''<br>205 S West St<br>Morocco, IN 47963<br>Phone: 219-285-2664<br>Email: [mailto:morocco@newton.lib.in.us morocco@newton.lib.in.us]<br>[https://www.newton.lib.in.us/ Website]
  
'''Newton County Historical Society'''<br>508 N Third Street<br>Kentland, IN 47951<br><br>
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=== Museums ===
 +
{{IN Museums Intro|Newton}}
  
'''Newton County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 303<br>310 Seymour Street<br>Kentland, IN 47951<br>Telephone Number: 219-474-6944<br>E-mail: [mailto:newtonhs@ffni.com newtonhs@ffni.com]<br>[http://www.ingenweb.org/innewton/NewtonCountyHistoricalSociety.html Website]<br><br>
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== Societies ==
 +
{{IN Societies Intro|Newton}}
  
 +
*'''Newton County Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 303<br> 310 Seymour Street<br >Kentland, IN 47951<br> Phone 219-474-6944<br>E-mail:[mailto:newtonhs@ffni.com newtonhs@ffni.com]<br>[http://www.ingenweb.org/innewton/NewtonCountyHistoricalSociety.html Website]<br>
 +
*'''Beaver Lake Museum and Two Rivers Reference Library'''<br> PO Box 315<br> Morocco, IN 47963-0315<br> Phone 219-285-2367<br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Websites ==
 +
{{IN Websites Intro|Newton}}
  
=== Taxation  ===
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* [https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana Digital Archives] Search by name in all records or specific collections
 
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* [http://images.indianahistory.org/cdm Indiana Historical Society Digital Collections] Extensive - keyword searches suggested
{{IN Tax Intro}}
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* [https://digital.library.in.gov/Web/CollectionsAcrossIndiana Indiana Memory] Click the map or select a statewide collection
 
+
* [https://digital.statelib.lib.in.us/legacy/indexes.aspx List of indexes and databases] at [https://www.in.gov/library/ Indiana State Library]
{{IN Tax End}}
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* [http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/county/index.php Indiana Genealogical Society Databases] Free and Members-only. Scroll the list.
 
 
{{IN Tax Repositories WC|Newton}}
 
 
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
 
 
{{IN Vital Intro}}
 
 
 
*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana State Digital Archives] <br>
 
 
 
==== Birth Records  ====
 
 
 
==== Marriage Records  ====
 
 
 
*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} - FamilySearch  <br>
 
 
 
*'''1802-1892''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892] - Ancestry.com ($) <br>
 
 
 
*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
 
 
==== Death Records  ====
 
 
 
*'''1882-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1947977| Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920}} - FamilySearch <br>
 
 
 
{{IN Vital Repositories|Newton|878344}}
 
 
 
=== Web Sites  ===
 
 
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/newton-county/ Newton County, IN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/innewton/ INGenWeb], Newton County
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/innewton/ INGenWeb], Newton County
*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/newton/newton.html USGenWEb], Newton County
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/newton/newton.html USGenWeb Archives], Newton County
*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Indiana%2C%20Newton|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}, Newton County
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*[https://www.everynameindex.com/free_indexes/indiana_counties EveryNameIndex.com for Indiana] Free online genealogy indexes for county histories. Select a county.
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Newton/ Newton County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History](Linkpendium)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|197858|Indiana|Newton}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com], Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116137955399210084448 Indiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208669295836038/ Indiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
 
 
<br>
 
 
 
=== Places  ===
 
 
 
Brook, IN<br>
 
Goodland, IN<br>
 
Kentland, IN<br>
 
Lake Village, IN<br>
 
Mount Ayr, IN<br>
 
Roselawn, IN<br>
 
Sumava Resorts, IN <br>
 
Thayer, IN <br>
 
 
 
<br>
 
 
 
== References  ==
 
 
 
<references />
 
  
{{Indiana|Indiana}}  
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== Research Guides ==
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{{IN Research Guides Intro|Newton}}
  
<br>  
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Newton_County,_Indiana]]
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{{Indiana|Indiana}}
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Revision as of 19:35, 14 June 2021

Guide to Newton County, Indiana ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Kentland[1]
Organized: December 8, 1859[2]
Parent County(s): Unorganized territory and Jasper[3]
Neighboring Counties
Lake  • Jasper  • Benton  • Iroquois (IL)  • Kankakee (IL)
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Newton County was named for Sgt. John Newton. It is located in the northwestern area of the state.[4]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Newton County Courthouse
201 North 3rd Street
Kentland, IN 47951
Phone: 219-474-6081 or 888-663-9866
County Website

Newton County Health Department
4117 South 240 West, Suite 500
Morocco, IN, 47963
Health Officer: Gonzolo Florido, MD
Phone: 888-663-9866
Fax: 219-285-0464
Email: kdurham@newtoncounty.in.gov
Health Department

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1860.
County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882.
County Recorder has land records from 1860.[5]
Health Department has birth records and death records.
Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records.

Newton County, Indiana Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[6]
Marriage Court Land Probate Census
1882 1860 1882 1860 1860 1860 1807
*Statewide registration for births in 1907 and deaths in Oct 1899. General compliance by 1917.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[9]

Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Townships


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Newton County, Indiana online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Indiana Cemeteries for more information.

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Newton County census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 2,360
1870 5,829 147.0%
1880 8,167 40.1%
1890 8,803 7.8%
1900 10,448 18.7%
1910 10,504 0.5%
1920 10,144 −3.4%
1930 9,841 −3.0%
1940 10,775 9.5%
1950 11,006 2.1%
1960 11,502 4.5%
1970 11,606 0.9%
1980 14,844 27.9%
1990 13,551 −8.7%
2000 14,566 7.5%
2010 14,244 −2.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents. See Indiana Land and Property for additional information about early Indiana land grants and patents.

After land was transferred from the government to private ownership, subsequent transactions were recorded at the Newton County courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Newton County. County histories may include biographies; church, school and government histories; and military information. For more information about local histories, see Indiana Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War
Civil War service men from Newton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Newton County.

Civil War Books

  • "Newton County in the War" in F.A. Battey Co. Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.: ill., ports.28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published: Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1883.) Digital versions at FamilySearch Digital Library; Internet Archive

World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Indiana newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.

For more Indiana newspaper information see the wiki page Indiana Newspapers.

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In most counties in Indiana, probate records have been kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the Newton County courthouse. For more information, see Indiana Probate Records.

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Indiana tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information see the wiki page Indiana Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Indiana law in 1882 required registration of births and deaths in counties. The Indiana Department of Health has birth records filed after October 1907 and death records filed after January 1900 for deaths. Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Newton County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Indiana Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

West Lafayette Indiana Family History Center
3224 Jasper St
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Phone: 765-463-5079
E-mail:IN_Lafayette@familyhistorymail.org
Website

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Newton County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Indiana Archives and Libraries.

Newton County Public Library
205 S West St
Morocco, IN 47963
Phone: 219-285-2664
Email: morocco@newton.lib.in.us
Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Newton County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Indiana Societies.

  • Newton County Historical Society
    PO Box 303
    310 Seymour Street
    Kentland, IN 47951
    Phone 219-474-6944
    E-mail:newtonhs@ffni.com
    Website
  • Beaver Lake Museum and Two Rivers Reference Library
    PO Box 315
    Morocco, IN 47963-0315
    Phone 219-285-2367

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana (accessed 30 Mar 2017).
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana. FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Indiana. FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 Jun 2020).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  9. Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Indiana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County%2C_Indiana (accessed 28 December 2019).