Newton County, Missouri

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Newton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is included in the Joplin, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 52,636 at the 2000 census. The county was organized in 1838 and named for John Newton, hero of the Revolutionary War. Its county seat is Neosho.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 627 square miles (1,623 km²), of which, 626 square miles (1,622 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) of it (0.04%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Water

Lakes

Total lake area: 2,573 acres (10.4 km2)

  • Newtonia Lake
  • Thurman Lake

Rivers and creeks

Total river area: 361 acres (1.5 km2); length: 70 miles (110 km)

  • Baynham Branch
  • Buffalo Creek
  • Center Creek
  • Clear Creek
  • Dry Valley Branch
  • Elm Spring Creek
  • Five Mile Creek
  • Harrison Creek
  • Hickory Creek
  • Clear Creek

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