Newberry County,
South Carolina
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Newberry County was formed in 1785 as a part of Ninety Six District, with the county seat in the town of Newberry. The community was named for Capt. John Newberry, Revolutionary War officer. This part of the country was settled largely by Scotch-Irish, English, and German immigrants in the mid-1700's. The German region was given the name Dutch Fork. This title is still carried to this day. Historians John Belton O'Neall (1795-1863) and David Duncan Wallace (1874-1951) were Newberry County natives, as was governor and U. S. Senator Coleman L. Blease (1868-1942).

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Mar 12 - Pitts Family Cemetery, Shealy #1 Cemetery
June 20 - MANY obituaries with burials to Beth Eden Cemetery
July 26 - 1929 High School Yearbook, The Oracle
Oct. 11 - Partial Reading of Watts/Witts Cemetery
Nov 27 - 1918, 1919, 1920 and 1921 Death Cert. Index
Dec. 5 - Obituaries with surnames beginning in A & B.
Jan, 2015 MANY obituares from A-W

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Check out our Newberry County Contributors.

County Council and Precincts Map 

Newberry County Map

Newberry County 1911 Map

The Pen of Charlie Senn - Charlie has written many short stories about Newberry County and it's residences.


Newberry County Officeholders

Newberry County Families - family trees, family stories, family photos & more (submitted by YOU)

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Neighboring Counties


Fairfield - east


Richland - southeast


Lexington - southeast


Saluda - south

Little Mountain

Greenwood - southeast


Laurens - northeast


Union - north

Jalapa / Big Creek / Glympville


Helena / Kinards / Chappells / Delta


Stoney Hill / Stockman / Slighs


Maybinton / Smokey Town


Helpful Links and Information
South Carolina Historical Society The Newberry Observer - local newspaper
South Carolina State Museum Newberry County Library
South Carolina Department of Archives and History Piedmont Historical Society South Carolina Genealogy Society
South Carolina State Archives and Libraries The Newberry Historical and Museum Society
Old Newberry District Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society The Dutch Fork Chapter - South Carolina Genealogical Society
Whitaker Funeral Home South Carolina Informational Highway - this site has information on South Carolina, with links to South Carolina sites
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Cemetery Adventure Safety Tips

Some Newberry County Family links
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My South Carolina Families - family of Dean Long. Includes surnames Long, Dickert, Amick, Baker, Bundrick, Connelly, Derrick, Wicker and more 

Chandler Family Web site

Meredith Moon - Thomas Terry,  Adam Crain Jones, Henry Machen, Rev. John Renwick, Rev. David Bothwell, and others.

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Newberry County Courthouse

  • P.O. Box 442
  • Newberry, SC 29108
  • Telephone: (803) 321-2118
  • (Probate records: wills, estate inventories, guardianships, etc.)

Newberry County Clerk

  • P.O. Box 278
  • Newberry, SC 29108-0278
  • (803) 276-3494

Newberry County Trails -
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