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Homesteading in Harvey County

North Newton

In 1888, the Mennonites founded a college they named Bethel College, and a community grew up around it. Located just north of Newton, the village was seen as a separate town and was also isolated from its neighbor philosophically. The German-speaking residents were ostracized by their neighbors from Newton during World War I due to their pacifist views, and it took years for the two towns to become friendly towards one another.

North Newton was incorporated on September 30, 1938, but as Newton grew northward, one could not see a division between the two towns. However, even today, each town has its own post office and city government.


Smurr, Linda C. ed. Harvey County History. Texas: Curtis Media Corporation, 1990.


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Monday,April 21 Forsyth will close at 10 pm because of no electricity

Spring Hours:
Sun:             1:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Friday:         7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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   Hays, KS 67601
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   Hays, KS 67601-4099