Newton County

Newton County is made up of parts of Henry, Jasper and Walton counties dating to 1821. Its name honors Sergeant John Newton, a companion of the Revolutionary War hero William Jasper. Covington, the county seat, is named for Patriot General Leonard Covington. Newton was the first county in the United States to give public school students free transportation, the idea of School Commissioner G. C. Adams in 1893. He also founded the first 4-H Club.

Contact Information

Address 1124 Clark Street, Covington GA 30014
Telephone 678.625.1202
Fax 678.625.5099

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Newton County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 98542 (State Rank: 23)
Incorporated Millage Rage 9.73
Unincorporated Millage Rate 9.73
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 18.21
School Bond 2
Total Incorporated 29.94
Total Unincorporated 29.94


County Officials