Vacation Postcards: Woodland Court, Newton

MissPres has gone over the river and through the woods for Thanksgiving, but we’re sending postcards back from Mississippi’s past.

WOODLAND COURT, Newton, Miss. Fireproof--14 Bedrooms, All Year Air Conditioning, Tile Baths, Carpeted Floors, Beauty Rest Mattresses, Big Picture Windows, Quiet, Restful. Phone 330



Categories: Hotels, Newton

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  1. Thanks for the post of the Woodland Court. I stayed there several times in the early 80s while in grad school at MSU and working at the research station nearby Newton. It was a really nice place. Recently, I have being trying to recall the name and location of this motel. It did not have a restaurant. But there was truck stop nearby that served good food.

    I have to ask you about your gravatar. About 4 generations of my family shopped at Johl and Bergman, always buying shoes from Mr. Sherman.

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  2. Four generations–wow! In contrast, I’ve only visited there once, but was impressed by both the proprietors and the architecture of the store itself, and I just snapped a picture of the little round sign, not really thinking more about it until I started looking through my photo library to find a gravitar. I settled on it not only because it’s a nice square shape but also because for me it symbolizes small-town Mississippi, downtown businesses, and long-time family connections.

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  3. I just found the same old postcard. Believe it is from 1955 when I was 8. So I googled Woodland Court etc and up pops photo of same postcard. Is motel still in existence?

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