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Located in Columbia County, Berwick is situated along the Susquehanna River. Named after Berwick-upon-tweed in England, Berwick was founded in in 1789 by Evan Owen and incorporated in 1818. Berwick is home to many flourishing companies, including Wise Potato Chips.
Berwick was first settled by Owen in 1786. He had purchased land (today known as Bloomsburg) from William Penn but decided to settle at the opposite mouth of the Nescopeck Creek instead. The first people to move to the area called the town Owensburg, but Owen renamed it Berwick after the town in England where his brothers came from.
Famous for its high school football team and 2008 PIAA AAA baseball state champions, residents of Berwick show their support and love of sports to their local teams. The city also hosts a Berwick Marathon known as the “Run for Diamonds,” which started in 1908 and continues through today.
During the holiday season, Berwick Christmas Boulevard draws thousands of people from all over to view the over-a-mile-long display of holiday lights. Here, Santa Claus volunteers to pass out the area’s Wise Potato Chips at the end of the Boulevard display.
Route 11 runs through Berwick, offering an alternative route to the city of Wilkes-Barre. Interstate 80 is continentally located, connecting Berwick residents to nearby cities and towns as well.
- Berwick Area School District
- Valley Elementary School
- Penn State University Hazleton Campus
- Run for Diamonds
- Christmas Boulevard
- Berwick Football
- Berwick Bakery
- Variety of housing styles & price ranges