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{{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.newtoncountyin.com/gov_services.htm Newton County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Sq; PO Box 49<br>Kentland, IN 47951<br>Phone: 219.474.6081<br> [http://www.Newtoncounty.us/ '''Newton County Website''']}}  
 
{{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.newtoncountyin.com/gov_services.htm Newton County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Sq; PO Box 49<br>Kentland, IN 47951<br>Phone: 219.474.6081<br> [http://www.Newtoncounty.us/ '''Newton County Website''']}}  
  
=== County Courthouse  ===
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==== County Courthouse  ====
  
 
[http://www.newtoncountyin.com/gov_services.htm Newton County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Sq; PO Box 49<br>Kentland, IN 47951<br>Phone: 219.474.6081<br><br>Attached to St. Joseph, Warren and White Counties <br>before re-creation &amp; organization from Jasper County 8 Dec 1859.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, <br>probate and court records from 1860.<br>County Health Department has birth and death<br>records&nbsp;from 1882. <br>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>  
 
[http://www.newtoncountyin.com/gov_services.htm Newton County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Sq; PO Box 49<br>Kentland, IN 47951<br>Phone: 219.474.6081<br><br>Attached to St. Joseph, Warren and White Counties <br>before re-creation &amp; organization from Jasper County 8 Dec 1859.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, <br>probate and court records from 1860.<br>County Health Department has birth and death<br>records&nbsp;from 1882. <br>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>  
  
=== History ===
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== Historical Facts ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Parent County  ===
  
 
'''1835--'''Newton County was created 7 February 1835&nbsp;from unorganized territory.<br>'''County seat:''' Kentland <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1835--'''Newton County was created 7 February 1835&nbsp;from unorganized territory.<br>'''County seat:''' Kentland <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
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==== Record Loss ====
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=== Places/Localities ===
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places  ===
 
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Brook, IN  
 
Brook, IN  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
 
*[[Benton County, Indiana|Benton]]  
 
*[[Benton County, Indiana|Benton]]  
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*[[Kankakee County, Illinois|Kankakee County, Illinois]]  
 
*[[Kankakee County, Illinois|Kankakee County, Illinois]]  
 
*[[Lake County, Indiana|Lake]]
 
*[[Lake County, Indiana|Lake]]
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=== Record Loss  ===
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Cemeteries  ===
  
 
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  
 
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  
  
==== Census ====
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=== Census Records ===
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
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*Early Settlers of Newton County (1831-1859) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Early Settlers of Newton County (1831-1859) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Church ====
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=== Church Records ===
  
==== Court ====
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=== Court Records ===
  
 
Newton County Courthouse<br>201 N. 3rd Street<br>PO Box 49<br>Kentland, Indiana 47951<br>Phone: 219-474-6081<br>Fax: 219-474-5749<br>http://www.newtoncountyin.com/gov_services.htm<br>Hours: 8AM-4PM  
 
Newton County Courthouse<br>201 N. 3rd Street<br>PO Box 49<br>Kentland, Indiana 47951<br>Phone: 219-474-6081<br>Fax: 219-474-5749<br>http://www.newtoncountyin.com/gov_services.htm<br>Hours: 8AM-4PM  
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Assessor, Clerk, Recorder, Treasurer and Circuit &amp; Superior Court: Criminal &amp; Court Records, Civil, Small Claims, Probate  
 
Assessor, Clerk, Recorder, Treasurer and Circuit &amp; Superior Court: Criminal &amp; Court Records, Civil, Small Claims, Probate  
  
==== Directories  ====
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=== Directories  ===
  
 
*Directory of Businesses in Newton County, Indiana (1884) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Directory of Businesses in Newton County, Indiana (1884) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Land  ====
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===Emigration and Immigration===
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==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Local Histories  ===
  
 
*[http://everynameindex.com/NewtonCoIN.html Every Name Index to Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2008; original text by F. A. Battey &amp; Co., 1883; reproduction of Unigraphic, Inc., 1973.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
 
*[http://everynameindex.com/NewtonCoIN.html Every Name Index to Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2008; original text by F. A. Battey &amp; Co., 1883; reproduction of Unigraphic, Inc., 1973.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
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*''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}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-history-of-tippecanoe-white-jasper-newton-benton-warren-and-pulaski-counties-indiana/oclc/367763269&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;vol.1&nbsp;&nbsp;[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]&nbsp;&nbsp; vol.2&nbsp;&nbsp; [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]
 
*''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}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-history-of-tippecanoe-white-jasper-newton-benton-warren-and-pulaski-counties-indiana/oclc/367763269&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;vol.1&nbsp;&nbsp;[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]&nbsp;&nbsp; vol.2&nbsp;&nbsp; [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]
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Military  ====
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=== Military  ===
  
 
Civil War  
 
Civil War  
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*"Newton County in the War" in F.A. Battey &amp; 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&nbsp;: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.&nbsp;: ill., ports.&nbsp;; 28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published&nbsp;: Chicago&nbsp;: F.A. Battey, 1883.)&nbsp; page 685-955, &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; Digital Versions at {{FSbook|63654}} &nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-warren-benton-jasper-and-newton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/51022557&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
 
*"Newton County in the War" in F.A. Battey &amp; 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&nbsp;: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.&nbsp;: ill., ports.&nbsp;; 28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published&nbsp;: Chicago&nbsp;: F.A. Battey, 1883.)&nbsp; page 685-955, &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; Digital Versions at {{FSbook|63654}} &nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-warren-benton-jasper-and-newton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/51022557&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
  
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==== Probate  ====
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=== Probate  ===
  
==== School Records  ====
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=== School Records  ===
  
 
*Directory of Teachers (1936) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Directory of Teachers (1936) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Taxation  ===
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Vital Records  ===
  
 
*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
 
*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
 
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====

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Newton County, Indiana
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Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 7, 1835
County Seat Kentland
Courthouse
Address Newton County Courthouse
Courthouse Sq; PO Box 49
Kentland, IN 47951
Phone: 219.474.6081
Newton County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Newton County Courthouse
Courthouse Sq; PO Box 49
Kentland, IN 47951
Phone: 219.474.6081

Attached to St. Joseph, Warren and White Counties
before re-creation & organization from Jasper County 8 Dec 1859.
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. [1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1835--Newton County was created 7 February 1835 from unorganized territory.
County seat: Kentland [2]

Boundary Changes

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Brook, IN

Goodland, IN

Kentland, IN

Lake Village, IN

Mount Ayr, IN

Roselawn, IN

Sumava Resorts, IN

Thayer, IN


Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Cemeteries

Beaver City Cemetery (Aka: Smith Cemetery)
Buswell Cemetery, Kentland (Aka: Mount Zion)
Doran Cemetery
Fairlawn Cemetery, Kentland
Goodland Cemetery, Goodland
Kennedy Cemetery
Lake Village Cemetery, Lake Village  (Aka: Lake Township Cemetery)
Morgan Cemetery (Aka: Tracey Cemetery)
Morocco Cemetery, Morocco
Mount Calvary, Goodland
Murphy Cemetery, Morocco (Aka: West Cemetery)
North Star Cemetery, Mount Ayr
Oakland Cemetery, Morocco (Aka: North Cemetery)
Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Porter Cemetery, Morocco
Prairie Vine Cemetery, Morocco
Riverside Cemetery, Brook 
Roselawn Cemetery, Roselawn (Aka: Lincoln Township Cemetery)
Russell Chapel Cemetery
Saint Josephs Cemetery, Kentland
Sell Cemetery, Brook
Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery, Goodland

Census Records

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


Church Records

Court Records

Newton County Courthouse
201 N. 3rd Street
PO Box 49
Kentland, Indiana 47951
Phone: 219-474-6081
Fax: 219-474-5749
http://www.newtoncountyin.com/gov_services.htm
Hours: 8AM-4PM

Assessor, Clerk, Recorder, Treasurer and Circuit & Superior Court: Criminal & Court Records, Civil, Small Claims, Probate

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Land

Local Histories


  • 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.) FHL Collection   Digital versions at FamilySearch Books Online    other library  Internet Archive
  • 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 Collection   other library   vol.1  Google books   vol.2   Google books

Maps

Military

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.)  page 685-955,     FHL Collection   Digital Versions at FamilySearch Books Online    other library  Internet Archive

Newspapers

Probate

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Indiana State Digital Achives for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Newton County, Indiana 215 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).