Newtown, known for its artist community and rich history, was settled in 1708 on land purchased from the Pootatuck Indians.
Some of the well-known spots in Newtown are Lake Zoar, Edmond Town Hall, the Hawley School and Cyrenisu H. Booth Library, many of which were created through the generosity of Mary Elizabeth Hawley. Miss Hawley was one of Newtown's better-known and wealthy residents. She is also responsible for the Soldiers and Sailors Monument and the restoration of the Village Cemetery.
Lake Lillinonah is a popular site for boating, water-skiing and canoeing. Residents and visitors can also swim, play tennis and picnic at Dickinson Park and Treadwell Park.