About Newton County:
Newton County is in the State of Missouri. It is included in the Joplin, Missouri metropolitan statistical area. The population was 58,114 at the 2010 census, comprised of 20,140 households and 14,742 families. It is the eighteenth most populous county in Missouri. The county was organized in 1838 and named for John Newton, a hero of the Revolutionary War. The county seat is Neosho.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 627 square miles, of which 625 square miles is land and 1.8 square miles (0.3%) is water.
Newton County has a multitude of communities including:
Diamond, Fairview, Granby, Joplin, Neosho, and Seneca.
Villages: Cliff Village, Dennis Acres, Grand Falls Plaza, Leawood, Loma Linda, Newtonia, Redings Mill, Ritchey, Saginaw, Shoal Creek Drive, Shoal Creek Estates, Silver Creek, Stark City, Stella, and Wentworth.
The following localities are also in Newton County: Hornet, Monark Springs, Racine, Spring City, Tipton Ford, and Wanda.
Find more information at NewtonCountyMO.com
Newton County's Flag
Map of Newton County in 1890
Until 1996, the Newton County Jail was on the 3rd floor of the courthouse.