Newton County Historical Landmarks
In observance of the Sesquicentennial of Newton
County in 2010, the society put together a pamphlet that listed several
locations in the county that were observed as historical landmarks. In
conjunction with publication of this pamphlet, the county officials had
a new county map commissioned, with the location of these markers
highlighted on the map. This map also includes cemeteries and other
sites of significance. It can be used with our pamphlet for taking a
driving tour of our county. The maps are free and are available
at the Resource Center in Kentland, as well as the public libraries in
the county. A copy of the pamphlet can be purchased for $1.00 each, click here for ordering information.
following is a list of the townships and sites marked with signage as well as
included in the pamphlet with documentation of its historical significance:
Township: the Big Ditch; the Conrad Bridge; Sumava; and Conrad.
Township: The Morgan-Tracy Cemetery; Beaver Lake; Bogus Island.
Township: The Government Center; The Blann Cabin; Turkey Foot Grove; Bull Foot
Grove; The Scott-Lucas Home; The Cowichan Matrimonial Totem Pole; Willow Slough
Fish and Wildlife Area.
Township: The Old Log Church; Birthplace of First White Child; The County Home.
Township: Home of John and Adeline Ade: the Birthplace of George Ade; The
Second Newton County Courthouse; the Third and Present Courthouse; The Home of
Former Governor Warren T. McCray; Arlan T. “Tom” Gott (pamphlet only); Newton
County Stone Quarry.
Township: Orchard Lake Stock Farm; McCray’s King of the Herfordshire:
Perfection Fairfax; Eddie Condon (pamphlet only).
Township: Birthplace of Warren T. McCray; The First Courthouse in the County;
1839; 51st Indiana Civil War Memorial
Tablet; Hazelden – the Home of George Ade; George Ade’s Golf Course.
Township: Pilot Grove; the Amish Cemetery.
Township: Fair Oaks Dairy Adventure.
Township: The American Chestnut Tree; American Eagle Flight 4184 Crash Site;
Indian Gardens; The Original Site of the First Thayer Post Office; Natural Gas
Wells; Crude Oil Wells; Diana Hunt Club; Fogli Hotel.
history of the organization of the county; information regarding the platting
of the towns; and other Newton County points of interest are also included in