Newark, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 59.586 W 091° 58.398
15S E 587648 N 4427496
Short history of town and Civil War site.
Waymark Code: WM42A3
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 06/27/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 19

Marker Erected by: Knox County Historical Society.
Date Marker Erected: 1976.
County of Marker: Knox County.
Location of Marker: MO-156, city park.

Marker Text:


James Fresh of Maryland, first settler on 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.

History of Mark:
During the Civil War, Edina was occupied July 30, 1861, by Colonel M.E. Green and the pro-Southern State Guards. At Newark, Union troops led by Capt. W.W. Lair surrendered to Confederates under Colonel Joseph C. Porter, August 1, 1862, after a sharp skirmish.

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