(Newton County Fairgrounds)In 1937, the Southwestern Settlement and Development Company deeded land to Newton County. This property would become known as Woods Park, named for the company's surveyor, C.A. Woods. County resident sused the park for recreation and soon the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a New Deal program administered by the federal government, improved the park through a building project. Between 1939 and 1969, Newton High School used the park intermittently as an athletic field. Since 1980, the park has hosted the Newton County Fair and is now known as the Newton County Fair Grounds.
|Series||This marker is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series|
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, July 25th, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 428384 N 3413916|
|Decimal Degrees||30.85630000, -93.74903333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 51.378', W 93° 44.942'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 51' 22.68" N, 93° 44' 56.52" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near , ,|
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