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LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Heritage, a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT), is now accepting grant applications for the Small Museum Grants Program, which … more
LITTLE ROCK — Community-based non-profit groups and others interested in supporting the mission of Arkansas Heritage are encouraged to apply for Arkansas Heritage Grants. Arkansas Heritage is a … more
The Arkansas Gazette (28 Jul 1940) reported that Dr. W. A. Hamilton, of Booneville, was working an old mine in Limestone and had discovered small quantities of gold and quicksilver there. He had … more
In early December, 1900, the Villines and Carlton general store in Boxley was robbed. Two strangers entered the store around 5 p.m., but they weren't there to purchase goods. They pretended to browse … more
In April 1940, the Arkansas Gazette reported on the "log cabin library" at Mount Sherman. It was in the home of James T Richmond, who said "No doubt you have heard of Wilderness Library, which … more
The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is slated to add six new members to its ranks this year. Inductees include the late Dr. George Berger, who served as dean of the Arkansas State University … more
The Arkansas Gazette printed an article April 3, 1931, giving a snapshot of what life was like in Newton County in 1930. In that year, the county had 1,864 farms with a total of 190,919 acres. The … more
Marble Bonanza--mountains of it found in Newton County! This was the headline of an article printed in the Daily Arkansas Gazette Sept. 28, 1881. The vein of marble was located around the property of … more
In June, 1870, County Clerk A. C. Phillips addressed the Newton County Teacher's Institute, saying "Jasper is a prosperous town with four stores, two attorneys, a physician, a clergyman, and a … more
For about 21 years I was a Kansan - sunflowers and sports, wheat and family. The roads there went fairly straight, was and west, north and south. There just weren't many switchback. But... On Labor … more
In 1869, a report on education in Newton County was published in the Morning Republican (Little Rock) The report said that there were 32 school districts in the county. Back then, a "district" would … more
Joseph Timothy "Tim" Sexton was born in 1892 in Newton County, the son of Alan Sexton. He grew up on the family farm in Big Creek Township. On Oct. 24, 1917, he enlisted in Battery E, 318th Field … more
Over 30 men from Newton County served our country during World War I. Most records merely state that they served in the Army or Navy without giving unit designations. But some men did serve in … more
Mossville got its first postmaster 19 Sep 1880. It remained a post office until 1 April 1952. The first postmaster was listed as Fred W Strode, but research hasn't located a man by that name. … more
Many Newton County towns began around the turn of the last century. This was a boom time in the area. There was great demand for timber to make into staves, and the area was opened up for … more
Samuel Thompson Allred, the 4-great-grandfather of the famous person, was born Oct. 6, 1809, in Overton County, Tennessee. He married Anna Bunch (March 27, 1814) there around 1830. By 1842, though, … more
The roots of a famous musician run deep in Newton County. His 3-great grandfather was Martin Standridge, a Newton County pioneer, who was born in Georgia in 1806. He married Catherine Meeks a few … more
Ava Brasel was born in Jasper Feb. 2, 1897, the daughter of James and Lula Lee (Douglas) Brasel. Her father had been postmaster in Jasper, a merchant, and a farmer. She graduated high school and … more
The second robbery of the Newton County Bank included locals as part of the robber gang. It is likely that this actually made it easier for authorities to find the culprits rather quickly. On Monday, … more
At one time, Newton County boasted not one, but two banks. These were not branch banks, but rather banks that were incorporated here. The older of the two was Newton County Bank. According to the … more
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