Newton Population- 1,918  Altitude 190


Selected as site for new seat of Newton County in 1853.  Today a commercial center for lumbering, livestock, oil and farming.  Also, home of the Toledo Bend Reservoir.

Sylvan Nature Trail -

A Texas Forestry Associated Woodlands Trail, the hiking path meanders through dogwood filled area for about one and a quarter miles.  Many species of forest trees are identified by signs.  Four miles southeast on U.S. 190 opposite highway roadside park.

Wild Azalea Canyons Trail -

A pocket wilderness featuring growth of wild azaleas (most spectacular in March) and other native flowering plants.  Scenic rock cliffs.   Five miles north on Texas 87; 10 miles east on
F.M. 1414 (not shown on most maps).



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