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New Freedom Borough

New Freedom Borough Hall is located at 49 East High Street, New Freedom PA 17349; phone: 717-235-2337.

Beginnings [1]

Incorporated from Shrewsbury Township in 1879. The first settler was Conrad Free, a German who came in 1783. The town is named for the Free family, the word "New" being added because of the older borough of "Freedom" in Beaver County. The borough is on the Maryland line, and is the highest point between York and Baltimore along the Pennsylvania Railroad.

  1. Godcharles, Frederic A., Litt.D., Chronicles of Central Pennsylvania, 1944, Lewis Historical Publishing, Inc., New York
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