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.



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AGENDA for Special Meeting - June 30th, 2022

June 30th, 2022 Special Meeting AgendaDownload

Agenda - June 13th, 2022


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Agenda for Feb 14, 2022

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Pennsylvania Dog Licensing

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Upcoming Events

Week of Jul 3rd

  • - West Newton Borough Council Work Session
    West Newton Borough Council Work Session

West Newton Borough

112 South Water Street
West Newton, PA 15089


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