South Carolina: Newberry County

Newberry County (pop. 37,508) is north of Saluda County. It is the only Newberry County in the U.S.

The county seat is Newberry (pop. 10,277).

The old 1852 Courthouse now hosts the Chamber of Commerce.

The Newberry Opera House (1881) is now a performing arts center.

The theater is on the second floor.

Newberry College, founded in 1856, has about 1,000 students.

Affiliated with the Lutheran Evangelical Church in America

The Wells Japanese Garden in Newberry dates from 1930.

Donated to the city in 1971

Newberry has a water tower shaped like an egg. The tower says, “Newberry County, Milk and Egg Capital.”

Dreher Island State Park occupies all of the largest island in Lake Murray.


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