In the early 1900s, a prominent Newton citizen, Mr. John C. Nicholson, had a vision. From that vision, the Meridian Highway was born.
The Meridian Highway would run along the 6th Principle Meridian, connecting Canada to Mexico. It eventually became US 81 and the precursor to Interstate 135 on which the Meridian Center is situated. Later, Mr. Nicholson would create a plan to bring US Highway 50, connecting the East and West Coast and intersecting the Meridian Highway, right through Newton, KS.
Newton’s location at the crossroads of these major freeways continues to shape and define its economic development and forward-thinking community growth. The Meridian Center, named for the vision of the Meridian Highway, is the perfect location for your event.
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