Office Box 186
Newberry, SC 29108
Newberry County is a place rich with history
you to share our stories and explore our
primarily German, Scot-Irish and English, began
arriving in great numbers in the 1750s. Newberry
County was formed from the Ninety-Six District
in 1785. The community was named for Capt. John
Newberry, Revolutionary War officer.
Because of its central location, the town of
Newberry was chosen in 1789 as the county seat
for Newberry County, which was part of an
extensive area of cotton plantations. County and
town politics were dominated by planters. By the
coming of the railroad in 1851, Newberry had
become a thriving trade center. This remained
the case until the 1860s.
American Civil War, Newberry College was used as
a hospital for the Confederate and later Union
troops. The historic Newberry Court House wasn't
burned by William Tecumseh Sherman's troops as
he swept through the South.
Be a part of local
history! We have very interesting
meetings! Our meeting are held quarterly,
March, June, September and
November. Our meeting are held at historic
locations or at the
Newberry College Alumni
Music Building. Refreshments are
served and guests are encouraged.
We also have a newsletter
that is mailed out to members.
by sending your name, address, telephone
number and email address, if available,
with a check for your choice of membership to:
The Newberry County Historical Society
PO Box 186
Newberry, SC 29108-0186
$12 Individual and $20 Couple
upcoming meeting dates for 2020 are:
February 23, May 17, August 23, and November
Meetings are held at 3:00 pm on
Sunday. Locations are announced prior to each
invite friends or neighbors to join you and
hear this interesting presentation.
time of refreshments and fellowship will
follow the speaker’s program.