Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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Newtown is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,312 at the 2000 census. It is located just west of the Trenton, New Jersey metropolitan area, and is part of the larger Philadelphia metropolitan area. It is entirely surrounded by Newtown Township, from which it separated in 1838.

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History

Newtown was founded by William Penn in 1684. Newtown was one of several towns that Penn had organized around Philadelphia to provide country homes for city residents and to support farming communities. It was the county seat of Bucks County from 1726 until 1813, when it was replaced by a more central Doylestown. Newtown was incorporated on April 16, 1838 and has been enlarged three times since. In 1969 Newtown's entire central business district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. This designation was largely due to Newtown's historic clock tower.[citation needed]

Geography

Newtown is located at 40°13′42″N 74°55′56″W / 40.22833°N 74.93222°W / 40.22833; -74.93222 (40.228208, -74.932338)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.

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