Newton County has an abundance of history within it's county limits; looking for ways to find those pieces of history? Start with our Cemetery Tour in Newton County. These Cemetery Tour in Newton County will take you back in time and explore the overwhelming amount of history that has taken place in Newton County over the centuries. In Covington, there is a cemetery so large that it can be broken down into five different tours.
There are typically five different paths you can take for the cemetery tours: the Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, South Central and Northwest. We explored the Northeast, South Central and Southeast below.
First, the Northeast has the Shiloh Church Cemetery, Polson Cemetery, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Peter Kimble, Sardis Congregational Christian Church, Ellington, Macedonia Baptist Church, Dover Methodist, and the Oxford City Cemetery on its path.
On the Southeast section, you can visit the gravesites of many influential people, including Isaac Hopkins, Major Greenbury Gaither, Dolly Sumner Lunt Burge, Warren Aiken Candler, Lewis Zachry, and Lundy Howard Harris, among many others.
Finally, the South Central portion will have you visit the Bethel Bara Baptist Church, High Point, Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Red Oak United Methodist Church, Pleasant View Baptist Church, Stewart Church, and Newton Factory.
We hope you look at the map and take a cemetery tour in Newton County soon!