Introduction to Newberry, South Carolina
The region was first settled in the mid 1700s by English, German, and Scottish-Irish immigrants. The town of Newberry's charter was adopted in the year 1894. The community was named in honor of Revolutionary War officer, Captain John Newberry. In 1976, Newberry officially became a city. However, since the Census Bureau was not informed about this change, Newberry was listed as a town in the 2000 census.
Newberry and nearby Attractions
- Saluda County Historical Museum
- Oakland Mill
- Newberry Opera House
- Newberry-Saluda Regional Library
- Lynchs Woods Park
- By-Lo Shopping Center
Things To Do In Newberry
Visitors interested in learning about the town's historical and cultural background can visit the Saluda County Historical Museum which showcases local historical exhibits. Newberry-Saluda Regional Library and Keller Memorial Library also provide a host of information about the region. The Newberry Opera House, Oakland Mill, Newberry City Hall, and Newberry County Courthouse are also worth visiting. The town of Newberry has a number of beautiful churches and cemeteries where one can spend some quiet time. Tourists can also enjoy shopping at the By-Lo Shopping Center.
Air transportation is available from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
Newberry Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are provided by the local Newberry College. Residents can also enroll at Piedmont Technical College and Lander University.