Welcome to New Freedom!
New Freedom Borough is located in the southern portion of York County, Pennsylvania. The Borough borders the famous Mason-Dixon line and was incorporated in 1873. Originally named “Freedom” for the Free family, there was another town already in existence so New Freedom was chosen as the official name.
People of German, English, and Scotch-Irish descent settled the area. The rich, fertile soil provided a comfortable living for farming and agricultural opportunities.
The railroad was a primary factor for early growth of the town. The rail service established a vital means of commerce and transportation until Hurricane Agnes in 1972 destroyed much of the rail line and bridges in York County.
Located 30 miles North of Baltimore, Maryland and 38 miles South of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania the town is changing from an area of commerce and minor industry to a suburbanized community.
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