Yenişehir was founded in the south of the Marmara Region, 55 km to the east of Bursa, on the plains bearing its very name. The county is connected by a land route to Bursa, Istanbul, Inegöl, Iznik, Orhangazi and Gemlik. The land was given to the veterans during the rule of Osman Gazi, in order for them to work their own land. With time, various buildings were constructed, a new town aroused and took the name of Yenişehir. Yenişehir has a rich historical legacy of the Ottoman period. The Clock Tower rising above the Republican Area, is used by Yenişehir's Municipality as its emblem. The Şemaki House is a unique example of the Ottoman architecture that is open to visitors as a museum today.