Welcome to Newton County, Texas
Addresses and Contacts
Courthouse Photo Courtesy of TexasCourthouses.com
History Center , Museum and Genealogy Library
Newton County Historical Commission Museums
Newton County Historical Commission on FB
Newton County News
THE SAM HOUSTON
REGIONAL LIBRARY AND RESEARCH CENTER
A part of the State Archives Division of the Texas State Library, it serves as the Regional Depository for Southeast Texas which is defined as the ten counties of Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto, and Tyler. Primarily a research facility for the general public, the Center collects items that document the history of Southeast Texas. Its holdings include local government records, manuscripts, artifacts, books, maps, photographs, oral history tapes, newspaper, microfilms and archives of individuals, families, businesses and social organizations. Even though Shelby County is not included in this, this is a great resource for genealogy research. Your library can interloan any of the above counties records that are available. Please check with your local librarian.
For more information call 409-336-8821 or write P. O. Box 310 Liberty, TX. 77575
The center is located 3 miles north of Liberty on FM 1011, off of State Highway 146. It is open to the public, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday, 9:00AM to 4:00 PM. Additional hours are available for groups by appointment. Group tours must be made two weeks in advance. Free admission.
Just contact Eleanor Colson with your information or questions.