newberry south carolina
newberry is located in west central south carolina and is the county seat of newberry county. the newberry area was first settled by adam sumner in 1745. prior to the civil war newberry was a prosperous cotton market town. after the civil war newberry turned to textile manufacturing and transportation to expand it's economy. of interest to the tourist is it's beautiful downtown historic district which offers shops, restaurants, bars, and scores of historic buildings and homes. newberry is a very worthwhile side trip when traveling on I-85 in central south carolina.