Newton County, Texas

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Newton County, Texas

Newton County is located in Eastermost Texas with densely forested hills and valleys with spring fed streams that contain mostly sandy soils. Also features Toledo Bend Reservoir and the Sabine River. Local economy consists of forestry, government services and tourism.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $655K
Lowest Price $375K
Highest Price $1.1M
Total Listings 3
Avg. Days On Market 118
Avg. Price/SQFT $143

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Where is Newton County, Texas?

  • Newton County is in southeastern Texas on the Louisiana border. Newton, the geographic center and largest town of the county, is seventy miles northeast of Beaumont at 30°51' north latitude and 93°45' west longitude. Newton County comprises 950 square miles of the lower regions of the East Texas timber belt.
  • The county is named for John Newton, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War. Newton County is included in the Beaumont-Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area.

  • The rolling terrain, dominated by loamy topsoils, ranges from 30 to 300 feet above sea level. The Sabine River forms the county's eastern boundary. Major tributaries in the county include, from north to south, Little Cow Creek, Quicksand Creek, Big Cow Creek, and Big Cypress Creek. Oil and gas dominate the county's mineral resources.

Adjacent Counties 

  • Sabine County (north)
  • Vernon Parish, Louisiana (northeast)
  • Beauregard Parish, Louisiana (east)
  • Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana (southeast)
  • Orange County (south)
  • Jasper County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Newton County

  • The Beaumont Botanical Gardens (23.5 acres), also known as the Tyrrell Park Botanical Gardens, includes botanical gardens and the 10,000 sq ft Warren Loose conservatory. The gardens are in a 500-acre Tyrrell Park at 6088 Babe Zaharias Drive, Beaumont, Texas, USA. An extra benefit is that the gardens are in a migratory bird flyway. Tyrrell Park is listed on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail map.

  • Big Cow Creek is a 65.8-mile-long tributary of the Sabine River in eastern Texas. Fishing, kayaking, and canoeing are all popular activities when on Big Cow Creek.

Farming and Ranching in Newton County 

  • Temperatures range from an average high in July of 93° F to an average January low of 40° F. Rainfall averages just over fifty-four inches annually, the highest for any county in the state. The growing season extends for 228 days per year.
  • While cotton-growing has virtually disappeared in Newton County, farmers have produced increasing amounts of hay, and cattle raising continues to play an important role in the county's economy. More importantly, proper forest management and reforestation programs have in recent years rejuvenated the county's available timber resources, and in 1990 forestry was the main agricultural activity in the county.
 

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