- Grant Recipient
- 107 West Miller Street, Newark, NY
- 43.045838, -77.096148
Newark-Arcadia Historical Society
The Village of Newark was originally called Miller’s Basin after Captain Joseph Miller, who was contracted to build 1 1/4 miles of the Erie Canal through the forests and wetlands of the area. Captain Miller purchased 102.5 acres of land from the Lusk family, who were early white settlers of the region. He then plotted off streets and lots and built a small house for his family. The influx of workmen and their families that arrived to dig the canal and take up residence on Miller’s land created the Village of Newark.