Newton, Texas

East Texas City

Newton, Texas

Clean Air, Fresh Water, And Friendly People

Find Over 220 Species Of Birds

Nature lovers will enjoy the longleaf pines, rock bluffs, and spring blooms of honeysuckle at Wild Azalea Canyons. Visitors can see the influence of pioneer families and sawmill towns at the Newton County Historical Center and Museum, which houses memorabilia dating to 1846. Nearby, the restored Powell Hotel, open for tours but not for overnight lodging, has an unpretentious charm recalling its 1914 conversion to a hotel from its original purpose as the W.H. Ford Male and Female College. Across the street is the historic Newton County Courthouse, which was gutted by a fire in 2000. The 1902 Second Empire building was restored through the Texas Historical Commission’s Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program.

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Texas Forest Trail Partners

Newton County Chamber of Commerce

Newton County History Center

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150 Years Of Texas History In The Starr Family Home In Marshall

Nestled in the heart of Marshall’s museums and cultural activities, Starr Family Home State Historic Site is composed of several elegant structures. Period furnishings, clothing, and antiques trace the transition of the buildings through four generations of the Starr family in Texas history. Click here to read more.