Are you interested a home in West Newton, Westmoreland County, 15089? Howard Hanna Simon Real Estate Services can help. The town traces its roots to 1788, when a group of American pioneers to the Northwest Territory led by Gen. Rufus Putnam traveled overland from Massachusetts and stopped at this location to build boats. They then set out down the Youghiogheny River to the Monogahela and Ohio Rivers, ending their journey and founding the town of Marietta, Ohio. Former names of the town are Simeral’s Ferry (also, Sumrill’s Ferry) and Robbstown. Eighteen miners lost their lives in West Newton in 1901 at the Port Royal Mine.
Like many pioneer towns in Western Pennsylvania, West Newton earned its early historical relevance by playing a key role in the westward expansion of the United States. The Simerals were the first family to operate in this area and operated a small ferry on the Youghiogheny River halfway between Connellsville and McKeesport. A New Jersey native and whiskey rebel named Isaac Rob, laid out the town of West Newton, however, it was originally called “Robbstown”. The town grew slowly as the community served as a trading outpost where the Old Glades Indian trail met the Youghiogheny River. West Newtons fortunes changed during the mid 19th century. River commerce increased with the construction of slack water dams in the 1830s.
Despite facing devastating fires, floods and tragic train wrecks in the 20th century, the people of West Newton preserved, continuing to develop both the infrastructure and economy of their community. Howard Hanna Simon is the top real estate company in West Newton, PA. Additionally, Howard Hanna Simon Real Estate Services can help you buy or sell your house in West Newton, PA.
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234 ROLLING HILL FARM DR West Newton, Pennsylvania
3 Beds 2.1 Baths