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Newton
Creating a New County: Nassau / E. Smits. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 11, No. 2; p.129-144; Spring 1999.
The history and creation of Nassau County, with slight notations on the formation of Queens County as well. Towns are noted as having had an impact on how the county was founded. Information dates back to 1784.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Newton
Flushing's Early History / N. Howell. Long Island Forum, Vol. 3, No. 10; p.209-210, 212, 214; Oct. 1941.
A detailed article about the founding of Flushing, and it's impact on other local towns. The article details the involvement of Flushing in the Revolutionary War, important figures in Flushing (Long Island) history, with an overview of what made Flushing what it is today.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Newton
Jamaica, New York, 1656-1776: Class Structure and Social Mobility / J. Peyer. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 14, No. 1; p.34-47; Fall 1977.
A overview article about the early days of Jamaica, which includes the development of class structures (both white and black), and the development of class movement. Other towns are referenced as examples of Jamaica's infrastructure, comparison of wealth, and overall development.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Newton
Life of The Early Islanders (part 2) / N. Howell. Long Island Forum, Vol. 6, No. 3; p.45, 46-47, 57-58; Mar. 1943.
A very detailed article about the beginnings of Long Island. The article describes the founding through present day. The second part of the article focuses on the later part of the 1600s through the late 1800s. It also focuses on the governmental and architectural uniqueness of the town.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Newton
Newton 300 Years Old / [No author]. Long Island Forum, Vol. 5, No. 4; p.68; Apr. 1942.
A very brief article about the 300th anniversary of the founding of Newton in Queens County. The article features an image of the town center.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Newton
Notes on the History of Queens County (Part 1: 1639-1783) / H. Onderdonk, Jr. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 7, No. 1; p.53-76; Spring 1967.
A chronological listing of the history of Queens County, but only using larger and well known towns. Depending on date, and how much information was available, some listings are more detailed than others.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Newton -- African Americans
Blacks on Long Island: Population Growth in the Colonial Period / H. Wortis. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 11, No. 1; p.35-44; Fall 1974.
A statistical evaluation of the African American population on Long Island during the Colonial period of America. The statistics are primarily broken down by county, but some towns are listed with specific numbers.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Newton -- Church history
The Formative Years of the Dutch Reformed Church on Long Island (Part 1) / G. de Jong. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 8, No. 2; p.1-16; Summer/Fall 1968.
A short article about the history of the Dutch Reformed Church on Long Island. Includes how, when, and by whom the church was founded. It also give a brief history of the founding of each location of the church.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Newton -- Church history
The Formative Years of the Dutch Reformed Church on Long Island (Part 2) / G. de Jong. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 9, No. 2; p.1-20; Winter/Spring 1969.
A continuation of the short article about the history of the Dutch Reformed Church on Long Island. Includes how, when, and by whom the church was founded. It also give a brief history of the founding of each location of the church. The article ends with a notation that the church is still an active part of Long Island.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Newton -- Culture
Literary Culture on Long Island, 1640-1700 / C. Auser. Journal of Long Island History, Vol.4, No. 2; p.19-25; Spring 1964.
A short article about the education and religious education of the population of Long Island. Some towns are noted as having made special strides toward religious education.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Newton -- George Washington
George Washington and Long Island / K. Stryker-Rodda. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 1, No. 1; p. 8-21; Spring 1961.
President George Washington scheduled a tour of Long Island from the 19th of April 1780 to the 24th of April 1780. He stopped in many towns, and stayed over in quite a few of them. He kept a journal of when and where he stopped, of which towns he drove through, and of famous places.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Newton -- Sanitary Commission
Brooklyn and Long Island Sanity Fair: 1864 / H. Styker-Rodda. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 4, No. 1; p.1-17; Winter 1964.
During the midlist of the Civil War, women in Brooklyn and New York City held Sanitary fairs to raise money to aid the families of those fighting. Many towns on Long Island held smaller versions of the Brooklyn and New York Sanity Fair, and they each raised a substantial sum of money.
Illustrations or Maps: No



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