Newton County (L-22) is in southeastern Texas on the Louisiana border. Newton, the geographic center and largest town of the county, is seventy miles northeast of Beaumont at 30°51' north latitude and 93°45' west longitude. Newton County comprises 950 square miles of the lower regions of the East Texas timber belt. is the easternmost county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 14,445.1 Its county seat is Newton.2 The county is named for John Newton, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 940 square miles. As of the census6 of 2000, there were 15,072 people, 5,583 households, and 4,092 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile. The 2013 ACS 5-Year Estimate puts Bridge City's population at 14,340.