Town Name: Newark
Area: 37.2 SQ MILES
Brief History: Chartered in August of 1781 to William Wall and 69 other shareholders. James Ball and his family cleared some and settled in the town in 1795. Eleazer Packer arrived a few years later, settling deeper in the forest. The town was organized in 1809.
General Area Info: Newark, the northernmost town in Caledonia County, is mostly woodland. The town has an abundance of sugar maples and water bodies, including Newark Pond, Center Pond, Bald Hill Pond, as well as several smaller ponds. An unnamed summit that reaches a height of 2,362 feet is the town’s highest point. Attractions: Newark Pond, Center Pond, Bald Hill Fish Hatchery, Jobs Pond, Bald Hill Wildlife Management Area
Attractions:Newark Pond, Center Pond, Bald Hill Fish Hatchery, Jobs Pond, Bald Hill Wildlife Management Area
Recreational Activities: Boating, Paddling, Swimming, Fishing, Hunting, Snowmobiling, Hiking
- The Newark Balkan Chorus has performed on national TV and in well-known venues.
- The town was once home to several sawmills, grist mills and starch factories.
- K-8: Newark Street School
- High School: Choice
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