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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Sparta.

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How Far From Sparta to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Sparta to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Sparta once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Sparta to:

  • Evergreen [Map], which is the Seat of Conecuh County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 80 miles [128.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Sparta to Montgomery, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,662 miles [10,721.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,362 miles [11,848 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,241 miles [8,434.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Sparta ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Sparta.

While the name Sparta is unique within Alabama, we know of another 25 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Georgia

Hancock County

Our profile page for Sparta, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the East Northeast

Illinois

Randolph County

Our profile page for Sparta, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the North Northwest

Indiana

Dearborn County

Our profile page for Sparta, Dearborn County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the North

Kansas

McPherson County

Our profile page for Sparta, McPherson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in McPherson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Sparta, Gallatin County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Sparta, Bienville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Michigan

Kent County

Our profile page for Sparta, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Sparta, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,149 miles [1,849.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Sparta, Chickasaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Sparta, Buchanan County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the Northwest

Christian County

Our profile page for Sparta, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Knox County

Our profile page for Sparta, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 985 miles [1,585.2 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Sussex County

Our profile page for Sparta, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 956 miles [1,538.5 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Westchester County

Our profile page for Sparta, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 992 miles [1,596.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Alleghany County

Our profile page for Sparta, Alleghany County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Athens County

Our profile page for Sparta, Athens County
This community is historic.
Although located in Athens County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Morrow County

Our profile page for Sparta, Morrow County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the North Northeast

Stark County

Our profile page for Sparta, Stark County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Stark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Sparta   [Map]
Distance: About 847 miles [1,363.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Baker County

Our profile page for Sparta, Baker County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,877 miles [3,020.7 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Washington County

Our profile page for Sparta, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

White County

Our profile page for Sparta, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Bell County

Our profile page for Sparta, Bell County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Bell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Virginia

Caroline County

Our profile page for Sparta, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Monroe County

Our profile page for Sparta, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 893 miles [1,437.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Sparta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Sparta. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<4>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Sparta to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.631 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.939 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.803 degrees.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sparta.



 
 
 

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