Newtown Heritage Walk No. 16The Newtown Commons was designed to be land shared by everyone in the Borough and Township. Unfortunately, because no one owned the land, no one took care of it. It appears that some people simply moved onto the land, built a house and lived there. As early as 1715, people in Newtown petitioned the County Court to appoint Trustees to manage the land. In 1796, the Commons was divided into lots and put up for sale. Most of the lots were sold by 1826.
|Placed By||The Newtown Historical Association and Carriage House Collection/Robert & Sandra Thomas|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 3:22am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 505305 N 4453709|
|Decimal Degrees||40.23380000, -74.93763333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 14.028', W 74° 56.258'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 14' 1.68" N, 74° 56' 15.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||215, 267|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 217 N Sycamore St, Newtown PA 18940, US|
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