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Welcome to Sparta ...

The city of Sparta is located in Hancock County<1> and is the County Seat for Hancock County.

The location of Sparta has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sparta has a population of 1,222 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Sparta.

Sparta is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Sparta lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Sparta: (706) & (762)<5>

The ZIP code for Sparta: 31087<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sparta had an population of 1,222 people. This is a decrease of 12.71% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sparta had a population of 1,400 people (which is 14.85% of the total population of Hancock County). This makes Sparta the county's most populous community.

The population of Sparta represents 0.01% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 258th most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census 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 Alabama, 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.

Communities near Sparta ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sparta.

  • Swaggy Valley (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swaggy Valley
    • Swaggy Valley lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Sparta and is located in Greene County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,542 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swaggy Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swaggy Valley
  • Comfort (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comfort
    • Comfort was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Sparta and is located in Greene County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,085 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comfort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Gum Hill (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
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    • Gum Hill lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the north of Sparta and is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,146 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Hill
  • Warrenton (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrenton
    • Warrenton lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Sparta and is located in Warren County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,707 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrenton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrenton<8>
  • Zebulon (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zebulon
    • Zebulon lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the south of Sparta and is located in Hancock County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,228 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zebulon
  • Crawfordville (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crawfordville
    • Crawfordville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Sparta and is located in Taliaferro County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crawfordville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crawfordville<8>
  • Warthen (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warthen
    • Warthen lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Sparta and is located in Washington County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 386 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warthen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warthen<8>
  • White Plains (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
    • White Plains lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Sparta and is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 356 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Plains<8>
  • Siloam (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Siloam
    • Siloam lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Sparta and is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 275 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Siloam
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Siloam<8>
  • Oconee Springs (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oconee Springs
    • Oconee Springs lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Sparta and is located in Putnam County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 243 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oconee Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oconee Springs

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sparta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sparta.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sparta.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sparta. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sparta.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sparta ...

Looking for more information about Sparta? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sparta, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sparta.

Adding Sparta to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sparta in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Sparta was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1822.

We also found Sparta in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sparta on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

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The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Hancock, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sparta.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sparta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Sparta). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sparta or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sparta. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SpartaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sparta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2767, Longitude: -82.9706       In this case, the coordinates for Sparta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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