Newark is a village in Western New York with about 10,000 residents. It is conveniently located 15 minutes from two New York State Thruway exits. It has several shops, a hospital, and several educational facilities among many other amenities.
Early Settlements - In 1819, the Village of Newark was founded in Wayne County. Located along the Erie Canal, Newark was originally split into two settlements. One called 'Lockville' and the other called 'Miller's Basin'. Captain Joseph Miller built one and one forth miles of the Canal through the prominent forests and wetlands in the area. This is what cause the early settling in the region.
In 1805 about 3/4 mile east of Miller's Basin was a settlement called 'Lockville'. The name came from its location near locks 57, 58, and 59 on the Canal. In 1839, Lockville became a part of the Village of Arcadia. In 1853, however, the settlements merged together and become present Newark, NY.
The Village of Newark - Once Newark was established, its industry was centered on agriculture. Newark was the home of several successful industries such as the C.W. Stuart Nursery, Jackson and Perkins (the "World's Largest Rose Growers"), Comstock Foods, Bloomer Bros. Paper Co., The Mora Car Company, and others.
Newark has a number of educational facilities ranging from preschools to college. For preschools there are Head Start, Candy Apple Preschool and Children's Center, and Roosevelt Children's Center. Also located in Newark is Wayne ARC which serves to me the needs of people with disabilities and their families.
Newark's public school system is highly regarded within the State. Not only does it offer an excellent academic education, but Newark Central School District also has many special areas of study such as music, art, and sports. For more details, please visit the Newark Central School District website or their brochure.
Finger Lakes Community College is also located in Newark. It offers a large selection of courses to earn a degree of for personal enjoyment.