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New Cumberland Borough


Municipal Offices: New Cumberland Borough 1120 Market Street, New Cumberland, PA 17070; phone: 717-774-0404. New Cumberland Borough was incorporated in 1831.

William Black Homestead, ca. 1776. Drexel Hill Park Road, New Cumberland, PA, National Register

Photo: William Black Homestead, ca. 1776. Drexel Hill Park Road, New Cumberland, PA. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. Photographed by user:Jerrye and Roy Klotz, MD, 2008, (own work) [cc-by-4.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed March, 2015.

New Cumberland is located at the junction of Yellow Breeches Creek and the Susquehanna River, was the site of a Shawnee village until about 1738. In 1810 it was settled by Jacob Haldeman as "Haldeman's Town." The center of the town is compact; on the outskirts well-kept lawns surround the houses. Chief products are hosiery, woolen goods, paper boxes, cigar boxes, and smoking and chewing tobacco. [1]

  1. Writers Project, Works Project Administration, Pennsylvania, A Guide to the Keystone State, 1940, Federal Works Agency, John M. Carmody, Administrator
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