Newtonia Branch – First Battle of Newtonia Historic District – Newtonia, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 36° 52.676 W 094° 11.055
15S E 394459 N 4081985
Quick Description: The small creek which played a role in the First Battle of Newtonia during the Civil War.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/2/2015 8:51:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMNMAB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:

Newtonia Branch: About 2,000 feet of the Newtonia Branch, which meanders roughly northeast – southwest from just south of Mill Street, are included in the district. The stream is less than six feet across at most places within the boundary and is sometimes dry during part of the year. Apparently it was much wider at the tune of the battle. The streambank along most of the Newtonia Branch contains dense vegetation including a treeline.

National Register Nomination

It's hard to imagine today that such a small creek would play much of a role in the battle but if it was wider at that time one could imagine.

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): First Battle of Newtonia Historic District

Link to page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

Mill Street Newtonia, Missouri

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

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NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

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