Oakville School to be Razed in the Next 2 Weeks
In August 2023, North Newton Township purchased the property of 520 Oakville Road, the home of the former Oakville School. Built in 1929, the school holds memories for many former students. The Township Board of Supervisors have decided to remove the building to make way for future park improvements, since it is cost prohibitive to restore the school to a usable condition. As many materials as possible are being salvaged by the contractor performing the demolition, including flooring, structural beams, doors and more. Additional information will be available in an upcoming newsletter.
The school will be razed within the next two weeks. The property is an active work site and is not safe for use by the public; therefore, the property will be posted, closed to the public, and absolutely no trespassing is permitted. The neighboring Township Park property at 528 Oakville Road may be utilized for viewing the job site from a distance. Please stay behind the split rail fence to view the work site, as we strive to maintain safety during this project. Thank you for your cooperation.
North Newton Township is one of the more rural townships in Cumberland County. It is a second-class township containing 31.28 miles of township roads and 2,546 people, according to the 2020 U.S. Census.
Newton Township was created from Hopewell Township in 1767 and was subdivided into North Newton Township and South Newton Township in 1929. North Newton Township is bordered by the Conodoguinet Creek to the North, which separates it from Upper Mifflin and Lower Mifflin townships. The Borough of Newville and the Big Spring Creek are its border to the East, which divides it from West Pennsboro. The Ritner Highway (U.S. Route 11) to the South, and Southampton and Hopewell townships to the West, complete North Newton Township’s boundaries.
To learn more about North Newton Township’s history, click here.
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