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Sparta, Tennessee

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Welcome to Sparta ...

The city of Sparta is located in White County and is the County Seat for White County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Sparta has a population of 4,945 people<1> (see below for details).

Sparta is 910 feet [277 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Sparta (for example, toward Lakemont Heights), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Sparta is located in the (931) area code.

The ZIP code for Sparta: 38583<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sparta had a population of 4,925 people (or 19.06% of the total population of White County). This makes Sparta the county's most populous community.

The population of Sparta represents 0.08% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 97th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,925 people, the population of Sparta increased 7.09% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,599 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Sparta had an population of 4,945 people. This is an increase of 0.41% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.52% since the 2000 Census).

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, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

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. Our list includes 20 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Sparta ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Clarktown   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the East (E) of Sparta

Cookeville   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of Sparta

Located in Putnam County

Smithville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Sparta

Located in DeKalb County

Algood   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Sparta

Located in Putnam County

Sopha   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Sparta

Located in Van Buren County

Newton   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Sparta

Located in Cumberland County

Monterey   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Sparta

Located in Putnam County

White Plains   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of Sparta

Located in Putnam County

Spencer   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of Sparta

Located in Van Buren County

Baxter   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Sparta

Located in Putnam County

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Tennessee

About White County

About Tennessee

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.

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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>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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<3>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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 Sparta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sparta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9259, Longitude: -85.4640     [Map].

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