On the western edge of Alachua County in North Central Florida, Newberry sits in the middle of one of the most picturesque, historical and fastest growing areas in the state.
Founded in the early 1890′s, Newberry was officially put on the map when a post office was established in 1894, followed by incorporation in 1895. Before the 1890′s, families had moved to the area and farmed in the region and also made a living from timbering. However, it was the discovery of phosphate that brought the hidden Florida town to life as a booming mining town.
Alachua County’s school system is generally recognized as one of the top systems in the state and Newberry can further boast that it is one of the few places in Alachua County with true neighborhood schools. The elementary, middle and high schools are all located with one mile of downtown Newberry.
The City of Newberry celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 1995. With a population approaching 5,000 Newberry is the perfect blend of old and new, country and city, activity and tranquility; filled with friendly neighbors, Southern charm, and the natural beauty of the land.