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Newberry County Genealogy

Newberry County, South Carolina was founded in 1785, although the area had been settled as early as the 1750s. Newberry County was created from the Ninety-Six district. Before the civil war, cotton was a primary agricultural product. In 1789 the county seat of Newberry was founded near the center of the county. The railroad came to the area in 1851 and Newberry had already become a thriving center of trade. Newberry College was founded in 1856 as a Lutheran supported College. The origin of the name of the County is uncertain.

Some historic points of interest in Newberry County include: Tea Table Rock which is a location where the British camped druing the Revolutionary War, a Quaker Cemetery, the oldest house in the county is The Rock House.

Newberry County SCGenweb site

Newberry Courthouse
Newberry, SC 29108

Old Newberry District Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society

Newberry County Library
1300 Friend Street
Newberry, SC 29108-3400

Newberry County, South Carolina Cemeteries


1790 SC Census

1800 Census Newberry, SC Images

1800 Census Newberry, SC Transcription

1810 Census Newberry, SC Images

1820 Census Newberry, SC Images

1850 Cenus Newberry, SC Index by last name

1860 Slaveholders and 1870 African Americans Census Newberry County, SC


USGS listing of cemeteries in Newberry County

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Cities and towns of Newberry County:

Little Mountain
Prosperity (Originally called Frog Level)

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