John Sparks

John Sparks (HM8B8)

Location: Newark, OH 43055 Licking County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 6.314', W 82° 25.555'

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Trail Blazer and Frontiersman

As 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.
HM NumberHM8B8
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number14-45
Year Placed2003
Placed ByNewark Bicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 9:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 378469 N 4440411
Decimal Degrees40.10523333, -82.42591667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 6.314', W 82° 25.555'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 6' 18.84" N, 82° 25' 33.30" W
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Area Code(s)614, 740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1800 Mt Vernon Rd, Newark OH 43055, US
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