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Newark is a city in and the county seat of Licking County, Ohio, United States, 33mi east of Columbus, at the junction of the forks of the Licking River. The estimated population was 49,134 at the 2016 census, which makes it the 20th largest city in Ohio.HistoryIndigenous peoples lived along the river valleys for thousands of years before European contact. From more than two thousand years ago, 100 AD to 500 AD, people of the Hopewell culture transformed the area of Newark. They built many earthen mounds and enclosures, creating the single largest earthwork complex in the Ohio River Valley. The Newark Earthworks, designated a National Historic Landmark, have been preserved to document and interpret the area's significant ancient history. The earthworks cover several square miles. The Observatory Mound, Observatory Circle, and the interconnected Octagon earthworks span nearly 3000ft in length. The Octagon alone is large enough to contain four Roman Coliseums. The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt would fit precisely inside Observatory Circle. The even larger 1180ft-diameter Newark Great Circle is the largest circular earthwork in the Americas. The 8ft-high walls surround a 5ft-deep moat. At the entrance, the walls and moat are of greater and more impressive dimensions.Put Newark at the heart of your travel plans by using our United States trip planner.
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