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Newtown was founded in 1792. The original fort, Fort Mercer, was settled near the current Jones Fish Hatchery on Church Street. It was originally called Mercersburg, named after early settler Captain Aaron Mercer. The original fort was burned down during a skirmish with local Indians. When it was rebuilt, the residents called it New Town, later combined to be Newtown. Newtown was originally part of Anderson Township. However, we became our own township in the 1960's..
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The Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky International Airport is approximately 30 minutes away.
Sports enthusiasts should check out the annual 5K Run, sponsored by the Greater Newtown Civic League. It takes place the 2nd Saturday of every August. Runners start and finish at Mound View Park on Newtown Road.
If your interest is golf, check out the beautiful course at Ivy Hills Country Club, located on Ivy Hills Boulevard, the Indian Valley Golf Course, located on Newtown Road, or the Little Miami Golf Course, also located on Newtown Road.
there are several youth sports leagues for your children. Check your local paper, the Forest Hills Journal, for further details.
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Welcome To The Neighborhood!!
On behalf of the Newtown Police officers, I would like to welcome you to the community. If you have recently moved to Newtown, we understand how difficult it is to get settled after moving into a new home, so we want to introduce ourselves and give you some information that you may find helpful along the way.
One of the most difficult aspects of moving is getting organized. Feel free to call the administrative offices with any questions you may have. The Police Division, lead by Colonel Daryl Zornes, consists of 12 officers, providing you with around the clock service. We are located in the Municipal Building at 3536 Church St., just north of Main St. (S R 32).
Directly across the street is Station 76, of the Little Miami Fire District, under the leadership of Fire Chief Tom Driggers. Station 76 is one of three fire stations within the joint district, serving Fairfax, Madison Place, Columbia Township and Newtown. All stations are staffed twenty-four hours a day by highly trained, and dedicated Fire and Emergency Medical Service personnel. Engine 76, Quint 76 (Aerial Truck) and Squad 76 is housed at the Newtown location.
The Newtown Service Department is located at 3711 Debolt Street, directly across from the beautiful Robert W. Short Park. Service Director Charles Siegel and his staff are responsible for the upkeep of all streets, parks, and other municipal property.
Newtown has a nighttime population of approximately 2,500. Daytime population is hundreds more. In order to make you and your family more comfortable in your surroundings, our police officers provide you with the following services, twenty-four hours a day:
We respond to all fire, medical, intrusion and panic alarms monitored by your security agency (such as Honeywell, ADT, Buckeye, etc.)
For those times that you need to get away, we provide Vacation House Checks while you are gone. Simply stop by the Municipal Building, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. All information is kept strictly confidential and will be destroyed upon your safe return.
We have a Key Keeper program for the senior residents, who live alone, in case of a medical emergency.
Our Bike Patrol officers are working hard, so be sure to stop and say Hello when you see them out patrolling.
We have a Block Watch Program for the neighborhood. If interested, ask your neighbors, your Homeowner's Association, or contact Sgt. Tom Synan for more information.
We offer bicycle registration through the National Bicycle Registry program.
We have trained personnel available to speak to groups, on various topics concerning safety and security. We are involved in all major community events.
If you have any questions, comments, or just want to introduce yourself, please feel free to call or stop by. We are more than happy to meet you. We look forward to working with you, and again, WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD!!
Children of Newtown attend schools in the Forest Hills School District
Miami Valley Christian Academy (Private School)
6830 School Street
Other schools (public) include Mercer Elementary and Turpin High School, both located on Bartels Road.
Miscellany The population of Newtown was:
1990 - 1,589
2000 - 2,500