Newberry County, founded in 1785, enjoys a proud and diverse heritage. We are home to Newberry College, a Lutheran-supported liberal arts school founded in 1856 and a branch of Piedmont Technical College. The Newberry Opera House, built in 1881, provides a cultural center for the region and received the League of Historic American Theatres’ 2008 Outstanding Theater Award. The county seat of Newberry offers a convenient downtown district where everyone can shop and dine at specialty shops and award-winning restaurants. Welcome to Newberry and make sure you explore all we have to offer! The population of the City of Newberry is 10,542. More than 37,000 people reside throughout the county.