Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Newark (New York)
NEWARK, a village of New York in Wayne co., 30 miles S. E. of Rochester. It is situated on the State barge canal and on the New York Central, West Shore, and Pennsylvania railroads. It is the center of a productive agricultural region. Its chief industries are fruit preserving and nursery products. There are also manufactories of paper boxes, wagons, automobile wheels, etc. It contains a public library and a State Asylum for Feeble-Minded. Newark was the home of the Fox sisters, from whose performances grew modern spiritualism. Pop. (1910) 6,227; (1920) 6,964.