The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

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Newton, North Carolina

Newton NC is located in Catawba County in the foothills of Western North Carolina and is the county seat. The city was selected as the seat in 1843and was incorporated later in 1855. Today it is the second largest city in the county after Hickory. The city has experienced a steady rate of growth since 1970, expanding from 7,600 residents to the current population of over 13,600. Newton has a number of qualities that have contributed to this growth -challenging places to work, a low cost of living, diverse cultures, a strong array of recreational opportunities and a vibrant arts community. The city has earned a number of awards over the years, including seven Public Power Awards of Excellence in 2009.Catawba County Seal
     Newton is home to the
Catawba County Museum of History, located in the historic Catawba County Courthouse, an imposing National Register Renaissance Revival structure built in 1924.  Other attractions in the area include the historic Historic Newton Depot,  the Newton-Conover Auditorium, the Green Room Community Theatre and the Hickory Motor Speedway. The City Parks & Recreation Department also maintain five parks that include numerous ball fields, tennis courts, walking & jogging trails, picnic tables & shelters, a swimming pool and two recreational centers complete with gymnasiums and a fitness center. One of the more popular is the 27-acre Southside Park located on Highway 3212 Business South.

 

Resources
City Website:
Newton: Town Hall, 401 North Main Avenue, Newton NC 28658; 828-695-4300
City Facebook Website: Newton
(Official) , Visit Newton NC
Location:
Foothills, 1 hour and 15 minutes east of Asheville
County: Catawba County
: County Offices, 100-A South West Boulevard, Newton NC 28658; 828-465-8201
Elevation & Population:
1,001 feet, 13,000+
County Visitor/Welcome Center:
Catawba County Visitor Information Center, 1055 Southgate Corporation Park SW, Hickory NC 28602; 828-328-6111
County Chamber of Commerce:
Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, 1055 Southgate Corporation Park SW, Hickory NC 28602; 828-328-6111
Newspapers
: The Claremont Courier, 3283 White Oak Court, Claremont NC 28610; 828-320-8450;
Hickory Daily Record, 1100 Park Place, Hickory NC 28603; 828-322-4510 and The Observer News Enterprise, 309 North College Avenue, Newton NC 28656, 828-464-0221
Movie Theatres: State Cinema, 117 North College Street, Newton NC 28658; 828-464-2171
High Schools: Fred T. Foard High School, 3407 Plateau Road, Newton NC 28658; 704-462-1496; Newton-Conover High School 338 West 15th Street, Newton NC 28658; 828-465-0920 and Newton-Conover Science High School, 605 North Ashe Avenue, Newton NC 28658; 828-464-3191
Colleges and Universities:
(Nearest) Lenoir-Rhyne University, 625 7th Avenue NE, Hickory NC 28601; 828-328-1741 and Catawba Valley Community College, 2550 US Highway 70 SE, Hickory NC 28602; 828-327-7000
Hospitals:
(Nearest) Frye Regional Medical Center, 420 North Center Street, Hickory NC 28601; 828-315-5000 and Catawba Valley Medical Center, 810 Fairgrove Church Road SE, Hickory NC 28602; 828-326-3000
Area Major Festivals: MayFest (May), Soldiers Reunion (August), ArtFEST (October),  Catawba Valley Pottery Festival (March), Light Up The Town Celebration (November)
Area Natural Attractions:  Pisgah National Forest, South Mountains State Park
Area Cultural Attractions: Bunker Hill Covered Bridge
Catawba County Museum of History, Catawba Science Center, Harper House/Hickory History Center, Hickory Furniture Mart, Hickory Motor Speedway,  Hickory Museum of Art, Historic Murray's Mill, Historic Newton Depot


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Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
Casual & Family Dining
Drum's Restaurant of Balls Creek: (American) 2852 Buffalo Shoals Road, Newton NC 28658; 828-464-3635

Overseas & Exotic
China Express: (Chinese) 1726 Northwest Boulevard, Newton NC 28658; 828-464-1130
China House: (Chinese) 2388 West Highway 10, Newton NC 28658; 828-465-9933


Cafes & Grills
Dianne's Dairy Center: (Cafe) 1712 North Main Avenue, Newton NC 28658; 828-465-4466
Subway: Fast Track C-Store, 2443 Startown Road, Newton NC 28658; 828-466-0483 and 1901 Northwest Boulevard, Newton NC 28658; 828-465-5899


Pizza
Geppeto's Pizza: (Pizza) 114 North College Avenue, Newton NC 28658; 828-464-7833
Little Caesar's: (Pizza) 510 West C Street, Newton NC 28658; 828-465-7002
Papa John's Pizza: (Pizza) 2725 Northwest Boulevard, Newton NC 28658; 828-464-7272
Pizza Hut: (Pizza) 2025 Northwest Boulevard, Newton NC 28658; 828-465-3170

Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
Bed & Breakfasts
The Peacock Inn: (B&B) 1670 Southwest Boulevard, Newton NC 28658; 828-464-5780
The Trott House Inn Bed & Breakfast: (B&B) 802 North Main Avenue, Newton NC 28658; 877-435-7994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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