Founded In 1786
Official Website: https://www.berwickborough.org/
Berwick was first inhabited by American Indians along the Susquehanna River. In 1786, Evan Owen, an Englishman, decided to settle on the land which is now called Berwick. He had originally purchased land from William Penn in the areas from around Bloomsburg all the way to Berwick. He decided to sell his land in Bloomsburg, however, he settled in Berwick. He wanted to settle a village opposite the mouth of the Nescopeck Creek. So, in 1780, he began to plot out and survey lots here. Six years later, he coaxed the first settlers to move here. Englishmen John and Robert Brown became the first settlers in Berwick in 1786. They called the settlement “Owensburg”, however, Owen, a humble Quaker, renamed the land “Berwick”. He named it this because the wife of one of the Brown brothers hailed from Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland County, England. Owen continued to sell lots to people, in particular, many settlers from the Philadelphia area. Early settlers had the bare essentials; therefore, the community shared many things, such as farmed land and wild game. Read The Full History Here
1800 N. Market St.
Berwick, PA 18603
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