Introduction to Newton, Kansas
Newton, Kansas, in Harvey county, is located 24 miles N of Wichita, Kansas. The city is in the Wichita area. There are 17,190 residents in Newton.
The city of Newton is the county seat of Harvey County, and located in the metro area of Wichita. The city was named after Newton, Massachusetts and was incorporated in the year 1872. It is also known as the "bloody and lawless - the wickedest city in the west" due to the Gunfight of 1871 at Hide Park. The city was the Middle Division Dispatching Headquarters for the "Santa Fe" Railroad till the middle of the year 1980. In 1995, the Santa Fe combined with the Burlington Northern Railroad to become the largest railroads of the country.
Newton and nearby Attractions
- Cheney State Park
- Fox Ridge Golf Course
- Rolling Hills County Club
- Wichita Greyhound Park
- Mennonite Heritage Museum
Things To Do In Newton
One can enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the Cheney State Park, which offers facilities for sailing, fishing and camping. To be a part of the festivities of Newton, travelers can visit the city during the months of April and June and enjoy the Apple Blossom Festival and Chisholm Trail Festival. The Fox Ridge Golf Course is spread across a wide area of rolling green meadows and is a "must visit" for the golf enthusiasts.
The Wichita Mid - Continent Airport is the nearest airport.
Newton Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are available through Hutchinson Community College, Newman University, Wichita State University, and Friends University.