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Newton County, Indiana


Newton county is situated on the west boundary of the State, its northern line being only thirty miles south of Lake Michigan. It comprehends an area of 390 square miles, or 249,600 acres. It is principally prairie land, although there is some good timber in the central portion. The northern third of the county is very wet and swampy. Beaver lake, covering an area of about 13,000 acres, and the Kankakee river, forming the northern boundary, renders this at present a very undesirable tract of country. However it only remains for the people of this section to inaugurate a grand scheme of drainage to render this one of the most fertile spots in the State. The southern half, or two thirds of the county consists of dry and rolling prairie land, susceptible of the highest cultivation.
Kentland, the county seat, a town of about 1,500 inhabitants, is situated near the south line, and on the Toledo, Peoria and "Warsaw railroad. This is a new but very fast growing town, full of wide-awake business men, and will very soon become a place of considerable importance. The county was organized in 1859.

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Kentland-Jefferson Township
Public Library
210 East Graham,
Kentland, Indiana
Newton County Public Library
P.O. Box 206
Lake Village,
Indiana 46349
Jasper-Newton Counties
Genealogical Society
Rt. 1, Box 307
Wheatfield, Indiana
County Offices and Agencies
Newton County Health Dept.
(For Birth & Death Certificates
from ca. 1882)
Box 250 - Lake Village,
Indiana 46349
Newton County Circuit Court Clerk
(For Marriage, Divorce
& Probate Records)
Newton Circuit Court
P.O. Box 49
Kentland, IN 47951
Newton County Enterprise - news
305 E. Graham
Kentland, IN 47951