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West Newton
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania


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Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of West Newton is approximately 3,152 (1990), 2633 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,453 (1990), 1224 (2010).
The amount of land area in West Newton is 2.943 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.254 sq kilometers.
The distance from West Newton to Washington DC is 175 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 153 miles. (as the crow flies)
West Newton is positioned 40.20 degrees north of the equator and 79.76 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in the general Pittsburgh area
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History & History Related Items

West Newton was founded in 1788 when pioneers, who had come overland from Massachusetts, stopped by the shores of the Youghiogheny River to build their boats for a trip to the Northwest Territory. Those pioneers traveled down the river to the Monogahela and then to the Ohio. Marietta was founded by some of these same settlers, when they ended their journey there. The original name of West Newton was Simeral's Ferry. Later named Robbstown, its present name derived from its location "west of New Town [Greensburg]".
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West Newton City Government

West Newton Mayor's Office
112 S Water St
West Newton, PA 15089-1364
Phone: 724-872-8333

Mental Health Association of Westmoreland County
I work out of the MHA (Mental Health Assn.) office of Westmoreland County, as a member of the Consumer Satisfaction Team - Child & Youth Division. My partner, Rita, and I interview families who have a child, or children, receiving mental health services (that live in Westmoreland County). We do this to assure satisfaction with the services. Interviews are confidential; no one is identified. Please call our office to set up an interview: 1-800-871-4445. We also have an 'adult' division, as well as a brand-new 'drug & alcohol' division. Please call--we care.

Twin Rivers Council of Governments
3000 Lebanon Church Road
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Phone: (412) 466-7377
FAX: (412) 466-7378
Serving the Boroughs of Elizabeth, Glassport, Liberty, Lincoln,Port Vue, Madison, Versailles, West Mifflin, West Newton, White Oak, The Townships of Elizabeth, Forward, South Versailles, The City of McKeesport

West Newton Libraries

West Newton Public Library
124 N Water St
West Newton, PA15089-1532
Phone: 724-872-8555

West Newton Schools

West Newton Elementary School
1208 Vine St
West Newton, PA 15089-1448
Phone: 724-872-5877

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