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Newton County Courthouse


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Location – Newton
Built 1904, rebuilt 2012 (rebuilding articlerebuilding article 2)
Architect – Martin & Moodie
Style – Second Empire

Well,what a surprise found hidden deep in the East Texas piney woods.  Newton is a sleepy town – not much going on in its town square.  And there stands this very neat and regal courthouse.  Inside, it is the epitome of a Texas Historical Commission restoration.  But his one is a little different – the only other similar situation I know of is Hill County.  The 1904 courthouse was burned in a devastating fire in 2000.  All that remained was the exterior walls and a few of the first floor walls.  All about 12 years, and more than one delay and contractor disputes, the rebuilt courthouse was rededicated in December, 2012.  I only found out all of this as I was preparing to post this article.  I thought the restoration had too much of a ‘new’ feel to it.  Regardless, this is a very nice courthouse and worth a visit.

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