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Whether it’s the historic downtown, unique dining and retail establishments, award-winning medical center, excellent schools, ample parks and walking/biking paths or state-of-the-art recreation facilities, there’s something in Newton for everyone.


Follow the famous Chisholm Trail into Harvey County and discover how from 1871 to 1873 Newton came to be known as “bloody and lawless, the wickedest city in the west.” In 1872 the western terminal for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and the trailhead for the Chisholm Trail were established here. Newton’s early days are filled with tales rivaled only by Dodge City.

The coming of the railroad brought with it a horde of gunslingers, gamblers, cowboys and railroad crews of every kind. By the end of 1872, twelve murders were documented although there was evidence of twice that many and uncounted gunshot accidents were common.

Western hospitality and rugged pioneer spirit live on in Newton’s festivals, historic buildings, museums and outstanding antique stores. Groups can enjoy an authentic camp style event, complete with a meal and entertainment through Country Boys Carriage and Prairie Adventures.


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Heartwarming memories of the past and future dreams are alive in the city of Newton. These memories and the people who have preserved them for future generations are best represented by five buildings in downtown Newton’s Historic District listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places. Each is unique and has contributed to the memories of Newton that make the community a special place to visit or live.

The City of Newton, platted in 1871 by Santa Fe Railroad land agents was officially incorporated on February 22nd, 1872. It serves as the seat of Harvey County. As soon as you enter the community, you will immediately notice the tremendous pride Newton has for its past and the great visit for its future. This is evident through the preservation of its history and aggressive community development of ReNewton, a twenty-year comprehensive plan. Newton is poised for continued growth and success.

City of Newton in 2010: 19,132

There is an abundance of properties within the Newton community to choose for your future home. From beautiful historic Victorian homes in well-established neighborhoods to new build construction in a variety of newly established settings, you will find exactly what you’re looking for. Homes range in cost from $30,000 to $500,000.



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