Newton County Court House
Jasper, the county seat of Newton County, was designated as such soon
after the creation of the county, December 14, 1842. It was named in
honor of Thomas W. Newton.
Newton County Veterans of all wars who gave their lives in the service
of their country.
Calvin W. Hill
Jim Jr. Phillips
James G. Pratt
William J. Sims
Lewis F. Davis
James M. Cecil
John A. Criner
Reuben A. Hudson
James H. Lasater
John H. Lasater
Campbell - Edgmon Post No. 93
Ray H. Crouse, Commander
Glen NOvak, Vice Com.
Robert W. Read, Serv. Off.
I.L. Rowe, Jr. Chaplain
Newton County Officials
Garland L. Bryant, Rep.
Roy Raulston, County Judge
Howard Norton, Circuit Clerk
Loy Ray Wagoner, Sheriff
Charles H. Petree, Treas.
H.R. Edgmon, Assessor
Tom R. Flautt
Edward A. Kopp
Dedicated May 28, 1967
This memorial erected by the American Legoin and the people of Newton
NEWTON COUNTY HEROES
William Jeff Villines and Lytle James
May 3, 2001
Missing child Haley Zega, 6 years old was rescued on the 3rd day in the
upper Buffalo River wilderness area.
As time passed, the professional rescuers were discouraged, realizing
time was of the essence. These two grandfathers independently braved the
treacherous area in search of Haley on mules that were reluctant to
enter the rugged area dotted with 2,000 ft. high bluffs. William and
Lytle declined the reward saying finding Haley alive was reward enough.
The reward was given to Morgan Nick Foundation. Newton County is proud
of these two natives who brought a successful conclusion to the largest
rescue mission ever in the state of Arkansas.