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Newark in Knox County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Newark, Missouri

 
 
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Photographed By Jason Voigt, May 10, 2020
1. Newark, Missouri Marker
Inscription.  James Fresh of Maryland, first settler of Knox County, entered land in Oct. 1833, 1 mile southwest of Newark. In 1834 he built a grist mill on the South Fabius River.

Newark, the oldest town in Knox County, was established in 1836.

On Aug. 1, 1862 a Civil War battle was fought here.
 
Erected 1976 by Knox County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is August 1, 1862.
 
Location. 39° 59.578′ N, 91° 58.403′ W. Marker is in Newark, Missouri, in Knox County. Marker is on Fresh Street (State Highway 156) west of Main Street (County Highway KK), on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at the city park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 North Main St, Newark MO 63458, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethel (approx. 8˝ miles away); Shelby County World War I Memorial (approx. 13.4 miles away); Edina (approx. 16 miles away).
 
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 Newark, Missouri on Wikipedia. Wiki page for the village, which was named after Newark, New Jersey. (Submitted on May 11, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Newark, Missouri Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, May 10, 2020
2. Newark, Missouri Marker
Marker is in front of city park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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