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New Kensington
Westmoreland, Pennsylvania


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Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of New Kensington is approximately 15,894 (1990) , 13116 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 7,269 (1990), 5970 (2010).
The amount of land area in New Kensington is 10.28 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.707 sq kilometers.
The distance from New Kensington to Washington DC is 188 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 153 miles. (as the crow flies)
New Kensington is positioned 40.56 degrees north of the equator and 79.75 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in western Pennsylvania, northeast of Pittsburgh.
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New Kensington Downtown Historic District
Roughly bounded by 8th Ave., 3rd St., 11th Ave., and Barnes Ave., New Kensington (197 acres, 143 buildings)
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New Kensington Historical Events

Hart's Department Store
Meyer Hart established a small storefront in New Kensington in the 1910s to sell buttons and dry goods. This store became the basis for Hart's Department Store. The store expanded after Meyer married Ida Marcus in the early 1920s. It expanded again after World War II when my father, Edwin Hart, became the manager. Several branches were established in nearby shopping centers in the 1960s. My parents, Edwin and Enez Hart managed the store until the 1980s when they retired to Florida. The store was closed a few years after they sold it.

New Kensington Schools

Valley High School Class of 1981 20th Reunion
Date to be determined
VHS Class of 1981 Reunion Committee is currently trying to locate classmates.
If this is YOU, please email your address to: or or New Kensington


New Kensington is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time.

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