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Newtown was founded by William Penn in 1684, one of the towns created by Penn around Philadelphia to provide homes for city residents and extend agriculture. Newtown was he county seat from 1726 until 1813, when Doylestown became the seat because of its more central location. Newtown was incorporated in 1838 and has been enlarged three times since. In 1969 Newtown's entire central business district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places along with The Half-Moon Inn, Newtown Creek Bridge, Newtown Friends Meetinghouse and Cemetery, Newtown Historic District, Newtown Presbyterian Church, and George F. Tyler Mansion. Newtown is now known for its popular boutiques, colleges, cuisine, industry, and Tyler State Park, the most popular in the state. The Newtown Theater is the oldest operating theater in the country.
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