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Welcome to Sparta ...

The city of Sparta is located in the Missouri Ozarks.

Sparta is located in Christian County<1>.

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 1,946 people<3> (see below for details).

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

The community of Sparta is 1,400 feet [427 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Sparta lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Sparta is located in the (417) area code.

The ZIP code for Sparta: 65753<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sparta had an population of 1,946 people. This is an increase of 10.82% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 70.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sparta had a population of 1,756 people. This makes Sparta the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Sparta represents 0.03% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 262nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,756 people, the population of Sparta increased 53.5% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,144 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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 in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Sparta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Missouri communities named Sparta: This one is located in Christian County and the other is located in Buchanan County.

Beyond Missouri, there are 25 communities that are also named Sparta - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, 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.

  • Springfield [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
    • Springfield [Greene County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Sparta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 167,882 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<7>
  • Nixa [Christian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nixa
    • Nixa [Christian County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Sparta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 22,515 people
    • Former name for Nixa:
    • Faught
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nixa<7>
  • Ozark [Christian County]
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    • Ozark [Christian County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Sparta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,482 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ozark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozark
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ozark<7>
  • Battlefield [Greene County]
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    • Battlefield [Greene County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Sparta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,622 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battlefield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battlefield
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rogersville [Webster County]
    • Strafford [Greene County]
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      • Strafford [Greene County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Sparta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strafford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strafford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strafford<7>
    • Highlandville [Christian County]
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      • Highlandville [Christian County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Sparta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,051 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highlandville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highlandville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highlandville<7>
    • Fremont Hills [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont Hills
      • Fremont Hills [Christian County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Sparta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 922 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fremont Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont Hills
    • Fordland [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fordland
      • Fordland [Webster County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Sparta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 846 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fordland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fordland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fordland<7>
    • Taneyville [Taney County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taneyville
      • Taneyville [Taney County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Sparta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 362 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taneyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taneyville

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. 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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sparta. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Christian, 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>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).
<6>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.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sparta. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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: 37.0009, Longitude: -93.0843       In this case, the coordinates for Sparta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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