New Morgan, Pennsylvania

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New Morgan is a borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 35 at the 2000 census.



New Morgan is located at 40°10′50″N 75°52′14″W / 40.18056°N 75.87056°W / 40.18056; -75.87056 (40.180693, -75.870694).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 5.8 square miles (15.0 km²), of which, 5.6 square miles (14.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (3.63%) is water.


In 1987, Raymond Carr, the sole owner of Morgantown Properties, petitioned Berks County Court to create a new borough from 3,500 acres (14 km2) in Caernarvon and Robeson townships. The fate of the proposal was determined by the ten residents living within the boundaries of the proposed borough, most of whom were Carr's tenants. In an April 1988 election, those residents voted 9-1 in favor of forming the new borough.[2] The state's procedures on formation of a new borough have since been revised to require new boroughs to have at least 500 residents.

According to court documents, "[a]side from the landfill and trash to steam plant, Carr propose[d] to develop the new borough with a Victorian village, planned residential developments, a cultural center, a mixed use center, commercial areas, agricultural areas and open space areas. The Victorian village would include a 1,000 room hotel and 18-hole golf course, and would operate year round."[3] Most of the borough's developed land is currently taken up by the Conestoga Landfill, while the Victorian village has yet to be built.[4] There are currently plans in the works for the construction of a new residential area in the borough, called Bryn Eyre,[5] as well as a hospital.[6]


As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 35 people, 12 households, and 9 families residing in the borough. The population density was 6.3 people per square mile (2.4/km²). There were 12 housing units at an average density of 2.2/sq mi (0.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 82.86% White, 5.71% African American and 11.43% Asian.

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