Trail Blazer and FrontiersmanAs a private in the infantry of the 1st United States Regiment, and during the years 1805 to 1807, John Sparks (1758-1846) acted as guide, scout, and hunter for the two expeditions of Zebulon Pike, which helped to open up largely unknown areas in the headwaters of the Mississippi River and also in the far Southwest to the increasing westward expansion of the United States. Sparks spent his later years living on the north banks of the Licking River, and was often seen walking barefoot around Newark. He died on February 28, 1846, and was buried in this cemetery.
|Series||This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series|
|Placed By||Newark Bicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 9:44pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 378469 N 4440411|
|Decimal Degrees||40.10523333, -82.42591667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 6.314', W 82° 25.555'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 6' 18.84" N, 82° 25' 33.30" W|
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|Area Code(s)||614, 740|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1800 Mt Vernon Rd, Newark OH 43055, US|
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