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Posted: October 8, 2013 5:48 p.m.

Historical Society and ‘lost towns’

If you’re looking for a new place to visit in Newton County, why not stop by the town of Winton, or visit Webbville, New Berlin or Sandtown?

They’re a little hard to find, seeing as they no longer appear on map … oh, and the fact they’re no longer actual towns.

Historian Marshall McCart will be speaking about "The Lost Towns of Newton and Surrounding Counties" at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 17 at Burge Plantation, 44 Jeff Cook Road, Mansfield, for the autumn membership meeting of the Newton County Historical Society.

Hospitality hour will begin at 6:30 p.m., with hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, soft drinks, water and iced tea provided, said Debbie Dial of the Historical Society.

Sandtown is actually the only town that’s still considered a town, though today it goes by the name of Newborn, according to McCart’s latest blog post on his website, The Piedmont Chronicles.

Winton used to be the name of the Brick Store community, near the U.S. Highway 278 and Ga. Highway 11 intersection, while Webbville is the name of a former town near Factory Shoals, and New Berlin is now north Oxford.

"We are looking forward to an evening of fun, laughter and mystical tales of untold or forgotten facts about Newton County," Dial said.

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