Introduction to Newton, North Carolina
Newton, North Carolina, in Catawba county, is 28 miles N of Gastonia, North Carolina (center to center) and 37 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina.The city is in the Hickory - Morganton - Lenoir area. There are 12,560 residents in Newton.
In 1845, Newton became the county seat of Catawba County, which was founded in 1842. The city was officially incorporated in 1855. It was named in honor of Isaac Newton Wilson, son of the legislator who proposed the bill to establish Catawba County. The city was selected as a finalist by the National League of Cities and CH2M HILL for the Awards for Municipal Excellence in 2006.
Newton and nearby Attractions
- Catawba County Museum of History
- Ice Castle Skating Rink
- Hickory Museum of Art
- Lake Norman State Park
- Historic Rural Hill Farm
Things To Do In Newton
Newton is home to the Catawba County Museum of History. The city also has a number of parks and playgrounds such as Southside Park, Little Brook Park, Saint Paul’s Memorial Park, East Park, and Jacob Fork Park. It is also worth visiting Beach Bingo and Amusement Park. Newton has several churches including Old Saint Paul’s Church, Zion Church, and North Newton Church.
Hickory Regional Airport is close to the city.
Newton Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are offered by various universities and colleges including Catawba Valley Community College, Winthrop University, and Gaston College.