Newberry is a village in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Luce County. Located within McMillan Township at its very southern end, it shares some administrative responsibilities with the surrounding township. The population was 1,519 at the 2010 census.
The village was named in honor of John Stoughton Newberry, a U.S. Representative and industrialist from the state of Michigan.
Newberry is surrounded by miles of state and national forests and is considered one of two gateways to the Tahquamenon Falls area. (The other is Paradise, approximately 40 miles to the northeast.) Newberry was designated as the moose capital of Michigan by the state legislature, in House Resolution 2002-572 and Senate Resolution 2002-259. It is home to the Newberry Correctional Facility, operating since 1996, and Helen Newberry Joy Hospital.
In August 2007, the Sleeper Lakes Fire burned for several weeks north of Newberry, and firefighting efforts were coordinated from this village. The same was true during the Duck Lake Fire in 2012.
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