West Newton, Minnesota
West Newton was named in part to honor James Newton, an early settler who emigrated from Kentucky, and partly to honor the steamboat West Newton, which was built in 1852 and sunk at Alma, Wisconsin, in September 1853. The community had a post office from 1862 until 1910. Harkin's General Store is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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- Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 374.
- "Nicollet County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 23 July 2015.