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 May the hard work, forsight, determination, inventiveness and ingenuity of our
 pioneer ancestors serve as an inspiration to us in preserving what we can of
their rich heritage for future
 generations. We dedicate our work to their memory.

Newton County Historical Society Site Index

About Us

Society Events and Projects
Indiana Everglades: Preview the Documentary

Family History Division Events and Projects

Resource Center

Society Newsletter: The Newcomer

Historical Newton County
County History; Business and Industries; Towns and Townships; Schools and Churches; County Officials; Landmarks/Places; People; Photographs
Newton County
and the Military

Newton County Maps

Artifacts of Interest On Display
Explore the displays at our Resource Center
Family History Research
Cemetery; Census; Vital Records; Obituairies and more

Newton County Publications For Sale

 Membership/Contact or Visit Us

Newton County Oral History Project


    The Newton County Historical Society is in the beginning stages of publishing a book with 
the history of the town of Mt. Ayr, Indiana, Jackson Township and Colfax Township. County Historian Donna LaCosse is heading up this committee and she has gathered together and uncovered new items for the project.
We are looking in particular for family histories and photos. Old historical photos and in need of the area,
and you can email them to us. We prefer a high resolution for publication. A JPG at max if you scan them as 300 dpi work. Please tag each photo with description, history that you know about them and so forth. All photos will be returned as quickly as possible.

All Submissins will be free, and we ask that you send photos with complete identification
and your family history to newtonhs@ffni or mail them to the
Newton County Historical Society, P.O. Box 303, Kentland, IN 47951. For more information, please contact the Resource Center at 219-474-6944. Please leave your name and contact info on voice mail. Thank you!

Current Society Officers:
Bernie Murphy, President; Mike Williamson, Vice President; Becky Lyons, 
Secretary; Darlene Truby, Treasurer; Sig Boezeman, Member At Large; Janet Miller, Ex-Officio
Family History Division: Beth Bassett, Director; Janet Miller, Treasurer 
State County Historian: Diane Elijah
Mission Statement: It is the hope of the volunteers and members of the Newton County Historical  Society
will bring together those people interested in the history of Newton County, and will  promote an understanding
and appreciation for the people and community of  Newton County through research, preservation,
restoration, education and publications.

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All rights reserved. A 501-3(c) non-profit organization.
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