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Sparta, Louisiana

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The location of Sparta

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Sparta ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Shreveport. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the west of Sparta. Shreveport has a population of 189,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bossier City. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the west of Sparta and has a population of 68,200 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2018
Arcadia   [Map]   2,724   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Benton   [Map]   2,087   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Blanchard   [Map]   3,119   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Farmerville   [Map]   3,747   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Grambling   [Map]   5,168   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Haughton   [Map]   3,382   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Homer   [Map]   2,856   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Jonesboro   [Map]   4,533   E   23 miles [37 km]
Mansfield   [Map]   4,726   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Minden   [Map]   12,100   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Natchitoches   [Map]   17,831   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Ruston   [Map]   22,123   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Springhill   [Map]   4,842   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Stonewall   [Map]   2,386   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Winnfield   [Map]   4,362   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Alberta   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ashland   [Map]   264   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bienville   [Map]   203   E   5 miles [8 km]
Bryceland   [Map]   100   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Castor   [Map]   240   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dubberly   [Map]   260   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gibsland   [Map]   897   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Heflin   [Map]   228   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Jamestown   [Map]   126   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lucky   [Map]   255   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mount Lebanon   [Map]   73   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ringgold   [Map]   1,372   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Saline   [Map]   258   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Taylor   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Yellow Pine   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Bienville Parish ...

Sparta is located in Bienville Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Bienville Parish: Bossier, Claiborne, Jackson, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Red River, Webster & Winn.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sparta ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Sparta.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Louisiana

    Louisiana Tourism
    Parks for Louisiana

    Fishing in Louisiana
    Hunting in Louisiana

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Louisiana

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Louisiana

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Louisiana

Airports Near Sparta ...

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 better fit our travel plans.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Sparta.

Please keep in mind that these airports were 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.

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

Large Airports

Little Rock National Airport  (LIT/KLIT) <4>   [Map]
170 miles [273.6 km] miles to the north northeast of Sparta.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
211 miles [339.6 km] miles to the southwest of Sparta.

Dallas Love Fld.  (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]
221 miles [355.7 km] miles to the west of Sparta.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
228 miles [366.9 km] miles to the southwest of Sparta.

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY)   [Map]
233 miles [375 km] miles to the southeast of Sparta.

Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.  (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]
233 miles [375 km] miles to the west of Sparta.

Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.    [Map]
233 miles [375 km] miles to the west of Sparta.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Shreveport Rgnl.  (SHV/KSHV)   [Map]
43 miles [69.2 km] miles to the west of Sparta.

South Arkansas Rgnl. (ELD/KELD)   [Map]
60 miles [96.6 km] miles to the north northeast of Sparta.

Monroe Rgnl.  (MLU/KMLU)   [Map]
61 miles [98.2 km] miles to the east of Sparta.

Alexandria Intl.  (ICAO: KAEX)   [Map]
78 miles [125.5 km] miles to the south southeast of Sparta.

Texarkana Rgnl.  (TXK/KTXK)   [Map]
91 miles [146.5 km] miles to the northwest of Sparta.

General Aviation Airports

Jonesboro Airport (FAA ID: F88)   [Map]
23 miles [37 km] miles to the east southeast of Sparta.

Minden - Webster Airport (FAA ID: F24)   [Map]
23 miles [37 km] miles to the north northwest of Sparta.

The Red River Airport (FAA ID: 0R7)   [Map]
29 miles [46.7 km] miles to the south southwest of Sparta.

Homer Muni. (FAA ID: 5F4)   [Map]
29 miles [46.7 km] miles to the north of Sparta.

Ruston Rgnl. (ICAO: KRSN)   [Map]
30 miles [48.3 km] miles to the east northeast of Sparta.

David G. Joyce Airport (FAA ID: 0R5)   [Map]
37 miles [59.5 km] miles to the southeast of Sparta.

Shreveport Downtown Airport (ICAO: KDTN)   [Map]
40 miles [64.4 km] miles to the west northwest of Sparta.

Additional Airport Information

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

Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)    [Map]

Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

George Bush Intercontinental   (IAH/KIAH)    [Map]

Website for George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Alexandria Intl.   (ICAO: KAEX)    [Map]

Website for Alexandria International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Texarkana Rgnl.   (TXK/KTXK)    [Map]

Website for Texarkana Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Ruston Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRSN)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Shreveport Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KDTN)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Natchitoches Rgnl.   (ICAO: KIER)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Dallas Love Fld.   (DAL/KDAL)    [Map]

Website for Dallas Love Field

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

William P. Hobby Airport   (HOU/KHOU)    [Map]

Website for William P. Hobby Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

New Orleans Intl.   (MSY/KMSY)    [Map]

Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.   (DFW/KDFW)    [Map]

Website for Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Shreveport Rgnl.   (SHV/KSHV)    [Map]

Website for Shreveport Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

South Arkansas Rgnl.   (ELD/KELD)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Monroe Rgnl.   (MLU/KMLU)    [Map]

Website for Monroe Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [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. 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3674, Longitude: -93.0796     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sparta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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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