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Welcome to Sparta ...

Sparta is located in Chickasaw County<1>.

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

Sparta is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Sparta: (662)

Adding Sparta to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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, we also found mention of Sparta elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned 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 25 communities that are also named Sparta - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, 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.

  • Houston [Chickasaw County]
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    • Houston [Chickasaw County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Sparta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,427 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<5>
  • Vardaman [Calhoun County]
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    • Vardaman [Calhoun County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Sparta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,279 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vardaman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vardaman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vardaman<5>
  • Derma [Calhoun County]
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    • Derma [Calhoun County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of Sparta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 974 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derma
  • Maben [Oktibbeha County]
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    • Maben [Oktibbeha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Sparta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 840 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maben have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mathiston [Choctaw County]
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      • Mathiston [Choctaw County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Sparta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 664 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mathiston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mathiston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mathiston<5>
    • New Houlka [Chickasaw County]
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      • New Houlka [Chickasaw County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Sparta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 607 people
      • Former name for New Houlka:
      • Houlka
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Houlka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Houlka<5>
    • Mantee [Webster County]
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      • Mantee [Webster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of Sparta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantee
    • Woodland [Chickasaw County]
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      • Woodland [Chickasaw County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Sparta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
    • Una [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Una
      • Una [Clay County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of Sparta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Una
    • Griffith [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffith
      • Griffith [Clay County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Sparta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Sparta, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with 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 Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Chickasaw, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sparta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 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: 33.7687, Longitude: -88.9792       In this case, the coordinates for Sparta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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