New Brighton, Pennsylvania - Encyclopedia




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NEW BRIGHTON, a borough of Beaver county, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., on Beaver river, 2 m. from its confluence with the Ohio and 28 m. N.W. of Pittsburg. Pop. (1890) 5616, (1900) 6820 (487 foreign-born and 179 negroes); (1910) 8329. It is served by the Pennsylvania railway, and is connected by bridge with Beaver Falls. The borough has a public art gallery, a public park and a general hospital. Coal and fireclay abound in the vicinity, the Beaver river furnishes good water power, and the borough has various manufactures. New Brighton was laid out as a town in 1815 and was incorporated as a borough in 1838.

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