|NEWTON COUNTY, MISSOURI|
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About Newton County
Newton County is in the State of Missouri. It is included in the Joplin, Missouri, metropolitan statistical area. The population was 58,648 at the 2020 census comprised of 24,570 households. 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.
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.
In 2011 the Newton County Commission authorized the first official county flag. The Newton County Courthouse 75th Anniversary Planning Committee wanted a flag which would stand out in crowd. Kay Hively, a member of the planning committee, offered to assist with the design.
Fortunately, Newton County is the perfect shape and dimension to become a flag. As designed, the new flag has an Old Glory Blue field with gold stars scattered across the flag. These gold stars represent the villages, towns, and cities of Newton County. In keeping with the United States Flag the color blue stands for “vigilance, perseverance, and justice” and the stars represent “the heavens and the divine goal to which man has aspired from time immemorial.”
Slightly off center on the flag is the largest star which depicts the County Seat located in Neosho. Gold letters surrounding the star state “Newton County Missouri 1838”.
Using population figures and historical data provided by County statistics the stars are Placed geographically to represent towns and villages. The cluster of stars in the northwest corner of the flag represents that part of Joplin and her suburbs which lie within the boundaries of Newton County.
The flag serves a reminder that Newton County is, always had been, and always will forever be, the home of Gold Star Communities.