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1 NEWTON COUNTY NEWTON COUNTY AS AN AGGREGATE SOUTH UNIVERSITY NURSING 4075 August 20, 2011 Newton County is Georgia’s 53 rd county and was created in 1821 with land from Jasper, Henry and Walton Counties. The county was named after John Newton, a revolutionary war
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2 NEWTON COUNTY hero in the siege of Savannah. Originally the Creek Indians occupied Newton County until Governor Thorp negotiated a treaty in 1813 in which the Creeks withdrew their claim to the land. As the Creeks moved away more land became available to form Newton County but the land was not enough and additional land was obtained from Walton and Jasper County. When Henry County was formed in 1821 legislators immediately realized that the county was too large to effectively manage the area. They created Newton County later the same year. (Our Georgia History, 2011). Newton County is part of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. The county is about 35 miles east of Atlanta. There are 5 municipalities, Covington, Mansfield, Newborn, Oxford and
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