When George MacReynolds  wrote about Newville in the early 1940s he seemed to speculate that the crossroads settlement might grow into a more substantial village or town. It was not to be. Here is what George wrote:
"Newville: Village in central southwestern New Britain Township about a mile north of Chalfont on the Old Bethlehem Road (Route 152). The place is of comparatively recent origin and the name is therefore appropriate. It has grown into a group of several dwellings, some shops, and a fine school building at a point where 5 roads converge — an admirable location for a future town. Surrounding the village are the old Sherm, Swartley, Sheip, Kratz, Geil, and Ruth homesteads."