History of Newburg Borough
Early History of Newburg Borough
The Borough of Newburg was originally planned by one Thomas Trimble, in the year 1819. There were but three or four houses at this early date. One at the western end of the borough was occupied by Thomas Trimble. Another house at the eastern end was occupied by George McCormick. A third house was occupied by John Carson and Joseph Baer.
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A bench marker at the center of the Borough of Newburg gives the elevation as 595 feet, although much of the Borough is in the neighborhood of 600 feet. The altitude decreases as one approaches the lowlands along the Conodoguinet Creek to approximately 520 feet.
Traveling in a North-Westerly direction from the Borough through Hopewell Township the land gradually rises to an elevation of from 740 feet to 840 feet. Steeply rising with the Blue Mountain range to where the Township joins with the line of Perry County, the elevation increases to a height of 2.200 feet.
Drainage from the Blue Mountain Ridge is in a South-Easterly direction, and the streams heading in the mountain ravines cross the Township flowing
Starting at the Western end of the Township a stream known as the Laughlin Run is the boundary between Franklin County and Hopewell Township to the point where it empties into the Conodoguinet Creek. The next one rising in the mountain flows by the Borough of
The waters of the Conodoguinet Creek at one time were spanned by three covered bridges. The most westerly one known as the Newburg Bridge was on the road leading from Newburg Borough to Shippensburg. Farther down the stream was a bridge known as the Ramp Bridge. Toward the Eastern end of the Township twin bridges known as the Quigley Bridges spanned the Creek. These bridges were on the road leading from Newburg to Newville. Only one of these covered bridges is now standing, the one known as the Ramp Bridge. The other bridges have been replaced with modern concrete bridges.
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Newburg, PA 17240