Introduction to Newark, Ohio
Newark, Ohio, in Licking county, is 32 miles E of Columbus, Ohio. The city is in the Columbus area.
The transformation of present-day Newark took place in the period between 100 B.C. to 500 A.D. under the influence of the Hopewell tradition. Its ancient history is well preserved at the Newark Earthworks. Newark was first settled in by Europeans in 1802. Samuel Elliott and Samuel Parr built the first houses. The area was named after the city of Newark in New Jersey. The Pittsburgh, Chicago, Cincinnati and St. Louis Railroads entered the area in 1855.
Newark and Nearby Attractions
- Works Museum
- Newark Earthworks
- Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve
- Daweswood House Museum
- Dawes Arboretum
- National Heisey Glass Museum
Things To Do In Newark
Newark offers a rich cultural history. The Great Circle Earthworks is well preserved at the Mound Builders Park. You can view some of the highly sought-after collectibles at the National Heisey Glass Museum. Leisure hours can also be spent at the Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve. The Sherwood Davidson House and Moundbuilders State Memorial are worth visiting.
Port Columbus International Airport is close to the city.
Newark Higher Education
Ohio State University - Newark Campus, Licking County Joint Vocational School - Newark and Central Ohio Technical College are the local colleges and universities.