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The History of Newtown, PA

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The workers' compensation lawyers in Newtown, PA, sponsor this article to provide readers some detailed information about the area.

Newtown is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The area spans 0.55 square miles and hosts an approximate population of 2,240 with a population density of 4,043.32 per square mile. The borough belongs to ZIP code 18940 and belongs to the larger Philadelphia metropolitan area.

History

Newtown was settled and founded by William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania, in 1684. Penn was drawn to the area for its farmland and intended to develop the land in order to support farming communities and construct country homes for city dwellers. 

The town is known for its rich history and three expansions since the area was incorporated on April 16, 1838. 

Following the town's incorporation, it continued to develop and eventually became a central business district. The district hosted many local shops, taverns, and businesses and was eventually listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.

Newtown was also home to Edward Hicks, an American folk painter and distinguished religious minister of the Society of Friends, for nearly 40 years. 

Today, you will find the town's central business district is reminiscent of the area's early days and possesses a unique charm.

Historic Landmarks

With a history dating back to 1684, Newtown's streets consist of many historical landmarks. Within the town, specifically along state street, you will find several buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Some of which include,

Newtown Friends Meeting House and Cemetery

  • The Quaker meeting house and cemetery were built in 1817 and expanded in 1866. The house is adjacent to the cemetery, and the entire property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. 

Half-Moon Inn

  • Also referred to as Court Inn and Thorton's Tavern, the inn was built in 1733 and composed of just a tavern and an inn until Newtown served as count seat in 1818. Today, the inn hosts the headquarters of the Newtown Historic Association, which operates as a local museum. The Half-Moon Inn was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.

Newtown Presbyterian Church

  • Also known as Old Presbyterian Church of Newtown, the church complex was built in 1734 and is the second Presbyterian church building built in Newtown. Behind the church stands a cemetery honoring soldiers who fought in the French and Indian War. The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

George F. Tyler Mansion

  • Also referred to as Indian Council Rock, the country house is the former estate of George Frederick Tyler, a banker, and sportsman. The Tyler family purchased the 2,000-acre property after World War I, and the main house was built from 1930-1931, designed by Charles Willing. The mansion was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. 

Want to learn more? See the related: A Timeline and Modern History of George School, PA

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Date Published: June 25, 2021
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