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Newton, Texas

Newton was selected as the site for the new seat of Newton County in 1853. Today the city is a commercial center for lumbering, livestock, oil and farming. Newton is also home to the beautiful Toledo Bend Reservoir.

Newton County is home to four birding sites on the Big Thicket Loop of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. There are over 220 species of birds that reside or migrate in the county. There are several Texas Historical Markers and Medallions placed throughout the county.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Newton, TX

Hudnall Planetarium

At Tyler Junior College, planetarium is one of Texas' largest. Among exhibits are replicas of exploratory space vehicles. Cam...

Jim Hogg Historic Park

175-acre scenic forest area of lofty pines. Dedicated as memorial to Governor Hogg, attractions include restored birthplace, ...

Old Rusk Penitentiary Bldg.

Central administration building of present Rusk State Hospital built as main building of former Rusk State Prison, 1878. Iron...

Footbridge Garden Park

Wooded setting for 546-foot footbridge, said to be nation's longest, originally built 1861 for crossing valley during rainy s...