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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Oct 1, 2016 - The Newberrian, 1929
Dec 8 - 1931 Newberry College Yearbook
Mar 5, 2017- 1933 & 1937 Newberry College Yearbook
July 23 - Probate court general index to estates, 1785-1949
Jan, 2018 - Churches
Feb 26 - Newberry College, 1905-1906
Mar 22 - Kibler #1 Cemetery, Boazman-Smith Cemetery, Peterson-McConnel-Burgess Cemetery
World War I Enlistments for white soldiers [colored coming soon]

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Towns Neighboring Counties
Newberry Fairfield - east
Prosperity Richland - southeast
Whitmire Lexington - southeast
Silverstreet Saluda - south
Little Mountain Greenwood - southeast
Pomaria Laurens - northeast
Peak Union - north
Jalapa/Big Creek/Glympville
Stoney Hill/Stockman/Slighs
Smokey Town


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