Pomaria is a town in Newberry County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 179 at the 2010 census.
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Location of Pomaria, South Carolina
Pomaria is located at (34.266535, -81.419580).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), of which, 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) of it is land and 0.95% is water.
Pomaria was first settled in the mid 18th century by German, Swiss, and Dutch immigrants escaping the poverty and harsh conditions resulting from the Thirty Years' War. Many of these immigrants brought with them the beliefs and ideals of their Lutheran Religion.
The first meeting of the South Carolina Lutheran Synod was in the house of John Eigleberger, who lived in Pomaria. Some of the later presidents of The Synod lived in or preached in and around Pomaria.
Pomaria was later affected by the establishment of the Hope School. The Hope School was a Rosenwald School to help rural African-Americans attend school. The land was donated by the family of James Haskell Hope, who later became the longest serving Superintendent of Education of South Carolina.
In addition to Hope School, the Folk-Holloway House, Hatton House, Pomaria (Summer-Huggins House), and St. John's Lutheran Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.