Berwick founded by Evan Owen a Surveyor, is a borough in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, 27 miles, which is 43 km, southwest of Wilkes Barre. 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 home to Berwick Offray, a gift ribbon manufacturing plant, and Wise Foods, Inc., a snack food company founded by Berwick native Earl Wise in the first half of the twentieth century, famous for its potato chips. Berwick is also famous for its high school football team, the Bulldogs which is six times State champions and three times national champions. Berwick is now the home of the 2008 PIAA AAA Baseball State Champions. It is the schools first baseball state championship in its history. Berwick was one of the places where the Stuart tank was produced. American Car & Foundry, a producer of rolling stock for railroads also operated a plant in Berwick.
While activities are limited in this small area, the Susquehanna river is available to fish in. There is also a one room movie theater, the Berwick Theater. Also, downtown there is a bowling alley called Pepper's.
While Berwick is a small town, there are definitely multiple places to eat. Fast food restaurants can be found on Front Street, while other establishments are scattered around town.
There are many bars in and around the town of Berwick.
- Silver Bullet.
The nearest accommodation is in Bloomsburg
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