Newhall was started in 1876 by Henry Mayo Newhall, owner of much of the land in the Santa Clarita Valley at the time. The land at the current location of Newhall was sold to a railroad company, who then named the little town in Henry Mayo Newhall's honor.
Today Newhall stands apart as one of the most historic communities in the Santa Clarita Valley. Historical attractions include: the Walk of the Western Stars, a series of street tiles honoring the Western film actors since 1900; the Veterans Historical Plaza, honoring our United States armed forces; Heritage Junction, location of various historic attractions and headquarters of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society; and the Hart Museum, location of the original home of the silent film cowboy movie start William S. Hart.
Other parks in the Newhall area include the Newhall Park, Old Orchard Park, Emmaus Park, the William S. Hart County Park, and Creekview Park. Attractions in Newhall include the Farmers Market, held every Thursday, and the Canyon Theatre, live theater venue.
Today, Newhall is the site of various affordable residential and commercial developments, and is continually revitalized by active local business owners, and programs such as the mixed-use Old Town Newhall development.