Newtown, TX [#2] (Wichita County)


By: Mark Odintz

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: May 1, 1995


Newtown was halfway between Electra and Beaver Creek in far southwestern Wichita County. The short-lived community developed around 1910 during the Wichita County oil boom. Newtown was a name shared by other oil boom communities, including a much larger Newtown in the northern part of the county. This smaller Newtown had two stores and probably served workers at the Electra and Burnett oilfields. The community was no longer shown on county highway maps in the 1930s.

Louise Kelly, Wichita County Beginnings (Burnet, Texas: Eakin Press, 1982).
Places:
  • Communities

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Mark Odintz, “Newtown, TX [#2] (Wichita County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/newtown-tx-2-wichita-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
May 1, 1995

Place
Newtown
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Wichita County
Associated Names

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