Newtown Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
For other Pennsylvania townships with similar names, see Newtown Township, Pennsylvania (disambiguation).
Township in Pennsylvania, United States
Newtown Township is a township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. Prior to 1789 it was part of Chester County. The population was 12,216 as of the 2010 census, and was 19,705 as of 2017.
The first mention of the township was in 1684, when Thomas Norbury and John Humphrey were appointed collectors of the "Levie for the cort house and Prison for ye Township of Newtowne". Newtown Square was the name used for the townstead with the majority of early settlers being Welshmen. These Welsh "Friends" (Quakers) needed a road to facilitate their journey to meeting, the only established road at the time being Newtown Street Road, which ran north and south. As such, in 1687, an east–west road was laid out (Goshen Road) so the Friends could attend either Goshen or the Haverford Friends Meeting. By 1696, these friends had become numerous enough to hold their own meeting in Newtown and continued to meet in a private home until the completion of the Newtown Square Friends Meetinghouse in 1711. In the 18th century, Newtown was basically a farming community. Blacksmith and wheelwright shops emerged on the main arteries to service horse and buggy travelers. Taverns and inns were also opened to accommodate local patrons as well as drovers taking their livestock to the markets in Philadelphia.
During the Revolutionary War, Newtown township was visited several times by foraging parties of the British Army. On Goshen Road, west of Newtown Square, were the outpost and headquarters of General Potter.
During the 19th century a number of mills sprang up along Crum Creek (the western border) and Darby Creek (in the northeast corner of the Township). These included saw mills, paper mills, shingle mills, and a woolen factory. In the Darby Creek area a number of tenement houses were built as well as a general store to service the needs of the mill workers.
In 1860, the population of Newtown Township was 830; the population of Philadelphia was approximately half a million. At this time, the railroad was laying track out of Philadelphia in all directions with services to Chester, Media, West Chester, and Radnor, but not Newtown Square. As these towns, as well as stops along the way, grew and prospered, mills closed and businesses declined in Newtown Square. By 1890, the population had fallen to 648.
As an agricultural community, stone farmhouses graced the country landscape throughout the 19th century. Additions were made to the early simple dwellings as families grew and more living space was required. Prosperity, due to a growing market, also enabled property owners to make additions, not only to their own homes, but on the property as well as in the form of tenements and outbuildings.
In 1859, the Rose Tree Hunt Club was organized south of the township, followed by the Lima Hunt Club to the west (1885) and the Radnor Hunt Club at the intersection of Darby-Paoli and Goshen Roads in 1886. With these developments, many country estates were built in the rolling hills of Newtown Square for "either country gentlemen of Old Quaker blood ... or rich Philadelphians who loved hunting, owned good horses, and were not afraid to ride them." Major transportation developments for the Township did not occur until the mid-1890s, when trolley service was opened to Newtown Square. Before this time, railroad lines had been proposed, but due to a series of reorganizations and competition between companies for rights of way, as of 1892 no track had been laid. In 1894, however, a mule-drawn service was initiated by the Philadelphia and Delaware County Railroad, with steam dummies used to help out on the hills. Electrification was completed the following year and the trolley was open from Newtown to Fernwood in 1895. By 1889, the reorganized Philadelphia and West Chester Traction Company had completed the track to West Chester.
Aronimink Golf Club, which has hosted the 1962 PGA Championship, the 1977 U.S. Amateur, the 1997 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, 2003 Senior PGA Championship, and the 2010 and 2011 AT&T National is in Newtown Township.
At the turn of the 20th century, the automobile began to disperse the urban populations over the countryside. The trolleys, along with automobiles transformed the country farmers into suburban commuters. Farms were sold and the land subdivided. Newtown Square boomed. Many city dwellers retained their country estates; however, these became hidden amidst gridiron developments. Although construction slackened during the depression, another boom was experienced after World War II.
Today Newtown Township has a land area of 10.11 square miles (26.2 km2), and a population of 12,216 individuals. Some farms and large estates remain, but for the most part, the township was developed into a suburban community with old stone homes and structures dotting the landscape to serve as reminders of days gone by.
Five sites in Newtown are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:
- Hood Octagonal School (1842) – the last eight-sided one-room school house in Delaware County. Located on West Chester Pike on the grounds of Dunwoody Village.
- Bartram's Covered Bridge (1860) – the last remaining covered bridge in Delaware County (spanning Crum Creek – connecting with Chester County), located at Goshen and Boot roads. Restored in 1996.
- Old. St. David's Church (1715) – the oldest non-Quaker church in Delaware County, founded by Welsh Anglicans; burial place of General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, located on S. Valley Forge Road in the very corner of the Township. In March 1880, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow attended the church and wrote the poem "Old St. David's at Radnor".
- Square Tavern (1742) – also known as "The Square Inn" and "John West House" – the childhood site of famous American painter Benjamin West, restored in 1981 and again in 2008, located at the corner of Newtown Street Road (Rt. 252) and Goshen Roads
- Paper Mill House (1770, 1845) – mill workers' home and general store, restored in the 1980s and now used as museum and headquarters for the Newtown Square Historical Society. Located at St. David's and Paper Mill Roads.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 10.1 square miles (26 km2), of which, 10.0 square miles (26 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.69%) is water. Its villages include Echo Valley, Florida Park, Larchmont (also in Marple Township,) Newtown Square, and Wyola.
Waterways in Newtown township include Crum Creek and Darby Creek. The township is bordered by Springton Lake to the south.
Newtown Township has a hot-summer humid continental climate (Dfa) and the hardiness zone is 7a.
|Climate data for Newtown Square (Elevation: 456 ft (139 m)) 1981-2010 Averages|
|Average high °F (°C)||38.6|
|Daily mean °F (°C)||30.4|
|Average low °F (°C)||22.2|
|Average precipitation inches (mm)||3.36|
|Average relative humidity (%)||68.3||65.0||60.5||59.4||63.2||68.2||68.2||70.5||71.7||70.5||69.7||70.8||67.2|
|Average dew point °F (°C)||21.2|
As of Census 2010, the racial makeup of the township was 94.6% White, 0.9% African American, 0.1% Native American, 3.3% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population [dead link].
As of the census of 2000, there were 11,700 people, 4,549 households, and 3,184 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,166.0 people per square mile (450.4/km2). There were 4,690 housing units at an average density of 467.4 per square mile (180.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 96.16% White, 0.66% African American, 0.07% Native American, 2.30% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.
There were 4,549 households, out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the township the population was spread out, with 23.1% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.2 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $65,924, and the median income for a family was $82,557. Males had a median income of $61,688 versus $37,319 for females. The per capita income for the township was $39,364. About 1.8% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.
The main east–west road in Newtown Township is Pennsylvania Route 3, which follows West Chester Pike and heads west to West Chester and east to Philadelphia. The main north–south road in Newtown Township is Pennsylvania Route 252, which follows Newtown Street Road and heads south to Media and north to Paoli. Routes 3 and 252 meet in Newtown Square.
SEPTA provides Suburban Bus service to Newtown Township along Route 104, which follows West Chester Pike through the township on its route between West Chester and 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby; Route 112, which follows Media Line Road in the eastern part of the township on its route between Delaware County Community College and the 69th Street Transportation Center; Route 115, which offers weekday service along Media Line Road on its route between Delaware Community College and the Darby Transportation Center in Darby and the Philadelphia International Airport; Route 118, which heads south from Newtown Square along Newtown Street Road to Media and the Chester Transportation Center in Chester; and Route 120, which follows West Chester Pike through the township on its route between Cheyney University and the 69th Street Transportation Center.
Newtown Township was formerly served by the Newtown Square Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad; rail service to Newtown Square ended in 1963 and the tracks were removed in 1985. The Route 104 bus replaced a trolley service that connected West Chester to Philadelphia along the West Chester Pike between 1898 and the 1950s.
Arts and culture
Places of worship include St. David's Episcopal Church, whose graveyard and buildings begin in 1715, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The graveyard contains one of the graves of Revolutionary War hero General Mad Anthony Wayne. The Newtown Square Friends Meeting House and Burying Ground is the oldest place of worship in Newtown. The original Quaker settlers built the Meeting House in 1711, and then it was greatly expanded and "modernized" in 1791. The architectural ghost of the original 1711 doorway and one of the original windows can be seen in the stone infill in the north wall of the expanded Meeting House. The Meeting House is still in use for worship on "First Day". Saint Anastasia Parish was founded in 1912 to serve the small Catholic population. In 1930, a Catholic school was opened. Post-World War II, the church and school expanded to serve the rapidly growing Catholic population of Newtown Square.
Newtown Township lies within the Marple Newtown School District. The district has four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.
Numerous private and parochial schools are located within Newtown Township, and the township is also served by the Newtown Public Library.
The township is home to the Project Management Institute (PMI), a Lyondell Chemical Company Technology Center, and Apple Leisure Group, which also includes AMResorts and Apple Vacations.
The headquarters of SAP America, a subsidiary of SAP SE is based in there. SAP America has around 3,000 employees in the area.
The Newtown Square Railroad Museum is located inside of the former Pennsylvania Railroad's Newtown Square Station and features a small model train layout, a former Red Arrowtrolley, a vintage steam locomotive, and various other artifacts preserving the history of the Newtown Square Branch.
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11-13-2018, 03:45 PM
Has anyone seen the layout for the Ellis Preserve development in Newtown Square?
11-13-2018, 10:08 PM
Because many of the denizens of suburban Philadelphia are allergic to more urban things like taller buildings, density, and street lighting.
11-14-2018, 06:15 AM
Honestly I am sure it will be lovely.
11-14-2018, 07:08 AM
I have driven through it. Its definitely not a strip mall, but not a true town center.
Last edited by cpomp; 11-14-2018 at 07:16 AM..
11-14-2018, 01:27 PM
Great post. The problem with this region and people’s way of thinking here is that it took an act of the PA Supreme Court to allow a project of the magnitude of the Village at VF to get off the ground. Had that not occurred, the “bats” (as you so eloquently and accurately referred to them) would have squashed it all.
Last edited by BPP1999; 11-14-2018 at 02:53 PM..
11-14-2018, 02:09 PM
Without much of green space, these are just concrete jungles or shopping meccas
11-14-2018, 09:18 PM
Good input. How in the hell these “bats”, can actually get themselves to believe that having a shopping center mimicking the look of a Main Street is bad, eludes me. Do they really equate this as high density development that will somehow degrade their community and lifestyle? How does a huge strip mall, with housing next to it help things?
11-15-2018, 07:03 AM
There is a whole slew of reasons why... I think the biggest and most general is the fear of change, whether good or bad. I see it all the time in the Media development Facebook thread. Any time new homes or development (hotel, Starbucks, etc.) is developed, people lose their s*** about how Media isn't a small town anymore and its losing its charm, and how its so different now than in 1970.... well no s***.
Would you want your town to look the same 40 years later?! And also Media looks pretty darn good these days compared to the 90s...I could rant about that forever, lol.
The Philadelphia area is very old, established and generally very beautiful, and there are a lot of upper middle class and wealthy outspoken residents who to like to call the shots or feel like they can call the shots, and the rest falls into place from there.
There is obviously some good that comes out of it like land preservation, a huge battle was won in the neighbors favor over the Beaver Valley tract of land in Concordville that Toll Brothers wanted to develop, Toll actually lost!
But then you have instances like Ellis Preserve where something is getting built no matter what, so why not make it the best it can be? Instead we get a decent but far from fantastic "town center"
If the Village at Valley Forge were replicated in Newtown Square that would be incredible for Delaware County to have Media and a new "downtown" just down the road. But neighbors would go ballistic if they heard KoP type development in their precious Newtown Square.
I am happy that Ardmore is finally catching up in the development game with the new denser mixed use structures going up... Ardmore is another town filled with crotchety neighbors, or old bats as I say
11-15-2018, 07:23 AM
This is understandable because shopping centers are an open invitation to all sorts of people including riff raffs who are up to no good. Not to mention horrendous traffic that comes with the visitors.
You can't fault them for feeling this way.
11-15-2018, 07:26 AM
That is another good point I forgot to mention. Whether right or wrong that is definitely a huge reason.
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