Main Street New Berlin 1907


New Berlin was formed on April 3, 1807 from Norwich. The land is described as being rolling and hilly. The Unadilla River forms the east border of New Berlin and  Matthewson Pond is on the west border. The original outlet for the pond was altered by cutting a ditch through a stone embankment. This allowed the residents to use the water for propelling their mills. 
In 1816 New Berlin contained four churches, an academy, a newspaper office, a paper mill, a tannery, a brewery, an iron foundry, several stores and mechanic shops and about 900 inhabitants. By 1865 the population had grown to 2,459.


























 Photos by Anne Druger





      



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