The town is trimmed with architectural elements that detail its development, beginning with its early settlement in 1745 by Adam Summer. This part of the South Carolina Upcountry was settled largely by Scotch-Irish, English and German immigrants in the mid-18th century.
After the town was officially named in 1785, large-scale cotton farming replaced small farms in the 19th century, and the coming of the railroad made Newberry a leading cotton market.
Newberry's rich heritage can be seen in its love of history and historic preservation. Downtown features numerous antique shops, boutiques, restaurants and retail stores.
Newberry enjoys a mild climate with an average high of 90 degrees in July and an average low of 30 degrees in January. Rainfall averages 4 inches a month and is most heavy in January and March, lowest in April and May. Humidity averages 85% each month, and snowfall is virtually nonexistent, averaging half an inch for each of the winter months.
7 Newberry County District public schools and one private school. The Newberry County School District enjoys high average PACT, SAT and exit exam scores.
Newberry College, a Lutheran-supported liberal arts school, was founded in 1856 and provides higher education to area residents. Lander University, University of South Carolina at Columbia, Midlands Technical College, Benedict College and Piedmont Technical College are all within 45 miles.
Newberry County Memorial Hospital services the immediate region, with 2 more hospitals available within 30 miles of town.
As you explore our streets, we know you'll find everything you expected and more, and that your experiences here will be rich and memorable. Take a look at the city of Newberry and the surrounding area, its people, places and things to do, and you'll soon realize that this is a place that you could call home.
Fans of the outdoors will find a lot to enjoy in Newberry. Lake Murray provides boating and fishing opportunities to all of central South Carolina.
Dreher Island State Park was once used for military training in the 1940s and now 112 camping sites, sheltered picnic areas, nature trails, boat ramps, rental slips and vacation villas year-round.
Lynches Woods is a 276-acre woodland complemented by hiking and equestrian trails. Sumter National Forest covers 56,595 acres in Newberry County.
Hunting, fishing, primitive camping, nature trails, bird-watching, equestrian trails, picnicking and boating are among the many possibilities of this natural resource.
The Wells Japanese Gardens were designed in 1930 and holds ponds, bridges, pagodas, lotuses and exotic plants. On top of this, enjoy two 18-hole golf courses.
Discover the forests, lakes, rivers and wildlife ensconced by a mild climate in one of America's most beautiful East Coast states. Discover the peaceful grandeur of Newberry.