Newtown Square, also known as Newtown Township, is a beautiful township in the state of Pennsylvania, United States, located more exactly in Delaware County. The history of Newtown Square began in 1681, when the area was settled, becoming thus the oldest township in the county. Later on, Newtown Square became incorporated in 1684. During the 19th century, Newtown Square has registered an immense growth, and the township has developed hugely ever since. There are 11.700 residents currently living in Newtown Square, according to the 2000 census, on a total area of 10.1 square miles (26.2 sq km). Newtown Square is also an important economical and commercial center of the area, filled with venues and all kinds of attractions that will show every visitor a nice time.
Top Attractions within Newtown Square
The Hood Octagonal School is one of the main historic landmarks of Newtown Square, as it is one of the oldest schools to have ever been built in the state. The building has only one room and it is shaped octagonally, so this is where its name comes from. The school was built in 1841 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
The Bartram's Covered Bridge is another historic site in Newtown Square worth visiting. The bridge was built in 1860 and it is covered, making it the only bridge of the kind in the state. There is a beautiful park surrounding the bridge and a river passing underneath it, so the scenery is surely amazing. The bridge is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Newtown Square Historical Preservation Society is the place to come if you want to learn more about the history, culture and traditions of Newtown Square. The society is dedicated to preserving the local heritage, by means of a wide collection of artifacts and historical items which are put on display. This institution is housed by the Paper Mill House, a historic mill-related site.