Newark, Ohio Real Estate & Home Information

Newark is the county seat of Licking County. It is located approximately thirty-five miles east of Columbus. Samuel Elliott and Samuel Parr built the first homes -- log cabins -- in the community in 1802. By 1804, approximately twenty families lived in Newark. In 1808, residents constructed Licking County's first courthouse. It was located on the same site as Licking County's courthouse today. The original courthouse was a log structure that also served as a church. Church services occurred routinely in the courthouse in Newark's early years. In 1817, Presbyterians built the first official church in the community. By 1830, Newark had a population of roughly one thousand people. By 1840, the population had almost tripled to over 2,700 people. Most residents earned their living from agriculture in Newark's early years, but by the late 1840s, the town also boasted three newspaper offices, ten grocery stores, two gristmills, an iron foundry, a wool factory, a bookstore, two hardware stores, as well as several other business establishments. The Ohio and Erie Canal helped Newark prosper during the 1830s and 1840s. Construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal actually began just south of Newark at Licking Summit in 1825.

By 1900, Newark boasted a population of fifteen thousand people. Numerous businesses had opened since the 1840s, including several new iron foundries, various construction companies, tractor manufacturers, and numerous businesses affiliated with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Among the more important businesses in Newark during this time period were the Heisey Glass Company, world-renowned for its stem and dinnerware, and the American Bottle Company, the largest beer bottle manufacturer in the world and employer of more than 2,500 people in the first decade of the 1900s.

During the twentieth century, Newark continued to grow and prosper. In 2000, Newark's population exceeded 45,000 people. The city is home to The Ohio State University at Newark, the largest of The Ohio State University's branch campuses. Almost two thousand students are enrolled at the school, plus another three thousand people are enrolled at the Central Ohio Technical College. Numerous businesses provide economic opportunities to residents, including Owens-Corning and the Longaberger Company. Newark is the Longaberger Company's headquarters, and its offices are located in a building that resembles a large picnic basket. Construction jobs also abound, as many Columbus residents moved forty-five minutes east to Newark during the 1990s and early 2000s. These people still commute to Columbus for employment, but they prefer living in a smaller community like Newark.

Newark is probably best known for the Newark Earthworks, a series of mounds built by the Hopewell Indians in Ohio. Remnants of those earthworks still exist today, tended by the Ohio Historical Society. During the late 1800s and the early 1900s, the Licking County Fair actually took place inside the Great Circle Mound, while the Ohio National Guard utilized the Octagon Mound as a drill field.


Auditors Office                      Board of Health                      Building Code
Phone: 740-670-7560              Phone: 740-349-6680               Phone: 740-349-6671
Fax: 740-349-6869                  Fax: 740-349-6810                  Fax: 740-349-6672


Cedar Hill Cemetary               Clerk of Council                      Clerk of Courts
Phone: 740-349-6789              Phone: 740-670-7515               Phone: 740-670-7800
Fax: 740-349-6795                  Fax: 740-349-6814                  Fax: 740-345-4250


Community Development         Engineering                           Environmental Laboratory
Phone: 740-349-6695              Phone: 740-670-7720               Phone: 740-349-6774
Fax: 740-349-6697                  Fax: 740-349-5911                  Fax: 740-349-6771


Fire                                     Cenntral Station Fax               Human Resources
Phone: 740-349-6750              Phone: 740-349-6679               Phone: 740-670-7540
                                                                                                         Fax: 740-349-6834


Income                                Tax Information Systems         Judge Higgins
Phone: 740-349-6740               Phone: 740-670-7750              Phone: 740-670-7850
Fax: 740-349-6746                   Fax: 740-349-6809                  Fax: 740-345-4250


Judge Branstool                     Law Director                        Licking County Small                
Phone: 740-670-7840              Phone: 740-670-7880              Business Development Center
Fax: 740-345-4250                  Fax: 740-349-6838                 Phone: 740-349-6837


Litter Prevention &                 Lobby, City Hall                      Mayor's Office
Recycling                            Phone: 740-349-6749               Phone: 740-349-6600

Phone: 740-670-7770                                                         Fax: 740-349-6814
Fax: 740-349-6697


Parks & Recreation                Parking Garage/                    Police – EMERGENCY 911

Phone: 740-670-7780                 Meter Shop                          Phone: 740-349-6709
Fax: 740-349-6788                 Phone: 740-349-6791               Fax: 740-349-6722


Probation                            Safety                                   Service
Phone: 740-349-6645             Phone: 740-670-7710                Phone: 740-670-7700
Fax: 740-345-4250                 Fax: 740-349-1593                   Fax: 740-349-6809


Sewer Maintenance                Small Claims                          Street
Phone: 740-349-6764              Phone: 740-670-7820                Phone: 740-670-7728
                                                    Fax: 740-349-6648                    Fax: 740-349-6842

Traffic                                  Treasurer                             Waste Treatment Plant
Phone: 740-670-7736               Phone: 740-349-6748              Phone: 740-349-6768
Fax: 740-349-6842                                                            Fax: 740-349-6771


Water Administration             Water Distribution                  Water Meter Shop
Phone: 740-349-6736              Phone: 740-349-6762               Phone: 740-349-6775


Water Office                        Water Treatment Plant
Phone: 740-349-6730              Phone: 740-349-6766/6818
Fax: 740-349-6794                 Fax: 740-349-6799

Newark Listings

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1177 Saxony Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055
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2,568 sq. ft. 1 1/2 Story Residential
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104 Hoover St.
Hull $52,500 832 sq. ft. Single Story Residential

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