About This Place
Berwick is a borough in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, 22.6 miles (36.4 km) southwest of Wilkes Barre. Berwick is one of two principal cities of the Bloomsburg–Berwick Micropolitan Statistical Area, a micropolitan area that covers Columbia and Montour counties and had a combined population of 82,387 at the 2000 census.
Founded by Evan Owens, a surveyor, Berwick was named after Berwick-upon-Tweed, England. Situated beside the Susquehanna River, the borough was first settled in 1769, founded in 1786, and incorporated in 1818.
Light manufacturing industries have flourished in Berwick, which consolidated with the borough of West Berwick, where 5,512 people lived in 1910. Population in 1910, 5,357; in 1920, 12,181; and in 1940, 13,181 people. The population was 10,774 at the 2000 census. Berwick is famous for its high school football team, the Bulldogs, who are six time State Champions and three time National Champions. Berwick is also the home of the 2008 PIAA AAA Baseball State Champions. It is the school's first ever baseball state championship.