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It was founded by William Penn in 1684.
Today, it is best known for its extravagent mansions and villas.
People Born in Newtown
Newtown in People's Lives
Abigail Breslin: I filmed scenes of the movie Signs here in 2001, when I was just five years old.
William Penn: I founded this town in 1684 as one of three places to surround nearby Philadelphia that was more of a country atmosphere, for those who did not wish to live in the middle of a city, and to provide sustaining farmland. Inventively, I named it "New Town."