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December 17, 2013

Different date cited for New Castle origin

NEW CASTLE — Editor, The News:

Judge Aaron L. Hazen’s 1908 book on the history of New Castle and Lawrence County says the city was incorporated in 1869 and Thomas R. Morgan was elected the first mayor.

A recent story in The News referred to a different year.

The 1870 census listed the city’s population as 6,164.

New Castle was established in 1798 and became a borough in 1825 prior to becoming a city.

Lynn Slovonsky

Meyer Avenue

New Castle

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