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Newberry County was established in 1785, but, as part of the 96 District, it traces its history back before the American Revolution. Newberry has always been known for its fertile farmland, and this is revealed today in the many large and beautiful homes and farms which are seen throughout the county.
Nearly 78% of the county is forested, and the Sumter National Forest, Lynches Woods and Dreher Island State Park offer a variety of recreational opportunities. Bounded in part by the Broad, Saluda, Tyger and Enoree Rivers, Newberry is literally surrounded by waterways. With Lake Murray to the southeast and Lake Greenwood to the southwest, Newberry can boast 150 miles of scenic and recreational shoreline.
Centrally located in South Carolina near the mountains and the coast, Newberry is right off of Interstate 26, which connects to Asheville, N.C. with Columbia, the state's capital, and Charleston, another of South Carolina's historic sites.
Air travel to any destination is extremely convenient, with major airports in Columbia, Greenville, and Charlotte, N.C. just a short drive away.
The small-town atmosphere and mild climate of Newberry County is not only inviting to visitors, but also to retirees and businesses seeking relocation opportunities.