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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

Tyler Museum of Art

Three galleries featuring exhibits and a growing permanent collection of 19th- and 20th-century art and photography. Gift sho...

Jim Hogg Historic Park

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

B.A. Steinhagen Camp areas

Open 7 days a week year-round and located at the edge of the Big Thicket National Preserve, the park is in the heavily-forest...

R. G. LeTourneau Museum

Houses many of famed industralist's patents and business artifacts; some of his early earth-moving equipment on display. On L...

House of the Seasons

Built in 1872, this is an example of the transition period between Greek Revival and Victorian architecture. Most interesting...