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Sparta, Alabama

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Welcome to Sparta (aka 'Old Sparta') ...

So far, we have found very little information about Sparta. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Sparta to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Sparta, please Contact Us.

Sparta would have been located within present day Conecuh County.

We aren't confident of the location of Sparta, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Sparta is 240 feet [73 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Sparta was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Sparta still existed, it would have been in the (251) area code.

Communities near Sparta ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Belleville   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Brewton   [Map]   5,236   S   18 miles [29 km]
Castleberry   [Map]   553   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Centerville   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
East Brewton   [Map]   2,386   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Evergreen   [Map]   3,676   N   5 miles [8 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Sparta.

Communities Also Named Sparta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 25 communities that are also named Sparta - they are located in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sparta.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sparta. If available, we provide a satellite 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.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sparta.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Sparta:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Conecuh County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama:

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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or gone without an obvious trace.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sparta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3631, Longitude: -86.9872     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sparta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>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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