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


Pennsylvania Dog Licensing

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Borough Positions Available

West Newton Borough is in search of candidates for the following positions: Secretary/Treasurer position.  This is a full tim...

Special Meeting Announcement

The Borough of West Newton will have a Special Meeting on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 6:00pm at the Borough building located at 1...

Emergency Executive Session

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Upcoming Events


November 21, 2021

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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