The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Newberry

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NEWBERRY, S. C., city, county-seat of Newberry County, on the Atlantic Coast Line and the Southern railroads, about 40 miles northwest of Columbia. It is in a region in which the cultivation of cotton is one of the chief industries. It has manufacturing establishments for cottonseed-oil, cotton goods, preparing cotton for shipment, coffins, fertilizers and lumber products. It has considerable trade, chiefly in cotton products, fruits and vegetables. It is the seat of Newberry Lutheran College and has a handsome city hall and courthouse. The electric-lighting plant and waterworks are civic property. A mayor and unicameral council elected every two years administer city affairs under a charter of 1894. Pop. 6,000.