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When George MacReynolds [1] 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."

  1. MacReynolds, George, Place Names in Bucks County, 1942, Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, PA.

School District: Central Bucks

Newville Map

Street Names
Creek Road • Elaines Lane • Limekiln Pike • New Galena Road • Newville Road • Route 152

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