July 25, 2017
Our final week of our six week Mandela Washington Fellowship adventure and this week we went on our final site visit – to Newton County.
Newton County is a county located in the north central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. Newton county is named after Sgt. John Newton, who served under Gen. Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox”, in the American Revolutionary War. It was created on December 24, 1821. The county seat is Covington, one of five municipalities located entirely within Newton County. The others are Porterdale, Mansfield, Newborn and Oxford. The city of Social Circle is located partially in Newton County and in neighboring Walton County.
For more on Newton County visit the website http://www.co.newton.ga.us/
Silindile N. Buthelezi