West Newton Borough


Like many pioneer towns in Western Pennsylvania, West Newton earned its early historical relevance by playing a key role in the westward expansion of the United States. The Simerals, the first family to settle in the area, operated a small ferry on the banks of the Youghiogheny River halfway between Connellsville and McKeesport. In 1788, a group of Revolutionary War veterans from Ipswich, Massachusetts spent the winter at Simeral’s Ferry, making boats in order to travel west.  Those veterans went on to settle the first town in the Ohio Territory: Marietta.

Council Work Session and Regular Meeting Schedule


Council work sessions are generally held on the first Monday of each month, with the voting meeting
second Monday @ 6:30 at the Borough building. 

Please contact the Borough via telephone, email or this website to have local events listed on the calendar.


News/Announcements


Closure Notice

Borough Office will be closed Thursday 11/25/21 and Friday 11/26/21 for Thanksgiving Holiday.

Upcoming Events


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November 30, 2021

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West Newton Borough


112 South Water Street
West Newton, PA 15089

724-872-6860

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm.

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