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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Sparta.

This page contains four sections:

Around Sparta (aka 'Old Sparta') ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Crestview (FL). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the southeast of where Sparta would have been located. Crestview (FL) has a population of 23,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Atmore. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the southwest of Sparta and has a population of 10,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Sparta and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Andalusia   [Map]   9,063   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Brewton   [Map]   5,434   S   18 miles [29 km]
Camden   [Map]   1,930   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
East Brewton   [Map]   2,419   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Evergreen   [Map]   3,774   N   5 miles [8 km]
Flomaton   [Map]   1,411   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Florala   [Map]   1,973   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Fort Deposit   [Map]   1,240   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Georgiana   [Map]   1,667   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Greenville   [Map]   7,845   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Luverne   [Map]   2,834   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Monroeville   [Map]   6,110   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Opp   [Map]   6,658   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Century (FL)   [Map]   1,762   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Milton (FL)   [Map]   9,628   S   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Belleville   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Brooklyn   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Burnt Corn   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Castleberry   [Map]   565   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Centerville   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Excel   [Map]   672   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lenox   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
McKenzie   [Map]   513   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Nymph   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Old Town   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Peterman   [Map]   ---   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pine Orchard   [Map]   ---   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Range   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Repton   [Map]   272   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Riverview   [Map]   182   S   21 miles [33.8 km]

For more communities neighboring Sparta, please visit our County-by-County Page for Sparta.

Conecuh County ...

Sparta would have been located within present day Conecuh County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Conecuh County: Butler, Covington, Escambia & Monroe.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Sparta.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Sparta. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sparta. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Airports Near Sparta ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Sparta.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Middleton Fld.(ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]   GZH   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Brewton Muni.   [Map]   12J   SSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   MVC   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
South Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   79J   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Atmore Muni.   [Map]   0R1   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Greenville Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNE   40 miles [64.4 km]
MacCrenshaw Meml.(ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]   PRN   NNE   40 miles [64.4 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Sparta.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sparta. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   62 miles [99.8 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   66 miles [106.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NNE   73 miles [117.5 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   SW   81 miles [130.4 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   WSW   87 miles [140 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   E   90 miles [144.8 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   SE   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Middleton Fld.(ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]   GZH   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Brewton Muni.   [Map]   12J   SSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   MVC   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
South Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   79J   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Atmore Muni.   [Map]   0R1   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Greenville Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNE   40 miles [64.4 km]
MacCrenshaw Meml.(ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]   PRN   NNE   40 miles [64.4 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: K79J)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
MacCrenshaw Meml.   (ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Florala Muni.   (ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bob Sikes Airport   (ICAO: KCEW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Middleton Fld.   (ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sparta.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Sparta. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sparta) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sparta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3631, Longitude: -86.9872     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sparta have been estimated.

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Sparta), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sparta.



 
 
 

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