Berwick is a borough in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States, southwest of Wilkes Barre. As of the 2010 census, Berwick had a population of 10,477.〔(【引用サイトリンク】 title=Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Berwick borough, Pennsylvania )〕 It is one of the two principal communities of the Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area, a micropolitan area that covers Columbia and Montour counties,〔(MICROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREAS AND COMPONENTS ), Office of Management and Budget, May 11, 2007. Accessed 2008-07-27.〕 and had a combined population of 85,562 at the 2010 census.〔(【引用サイトリンク】 title=Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (DP-1): Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA Micro Area )〕
Berwick was founded by Evan Owen, a Welsh Quaker and surveyor. He was the son of Hugh Owen from Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, Wales. Berwick was named after Berwick-upon-Tweed, England. Situated on the north bank of the Susquehanna River, the borough was first settled in 1769, founded in 1786, and incorporated in 1818.
Light and heavy manufacturing industries, such as American Car and Foundry Company and Wise Potato Chips, have flourished in Berwick, which consolidated with the borough of West Berwick, where 5,512 people lived in 1910. The population of Berwick in 1910 was 5,357; in 1920, after consolidation, the population was 12,181; and in 1950 the population peaked at 14,010. The population was 10,477 at the 2010 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.
Since 1947, the Berwick Christmas Boulevard, created by the Jaycees, displays over a mile long Christmas show of lights and displays down Market Street. The Berwick Christmas Boulevard is seen by thousands of visitors every year, and it has been a regional favorite for over 60 years.〔http://www.berwickborough.org/index.php?pageid=14〕 Santa Claus is present every year to serve Berwick's famous Wise Potato Chips to everyone who drives past him.
The Berwick Armory and Jackson Mansion and Carriage House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
〔Ninnau March 2004〕
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