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Sparta in Hancock County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sparta Cemetery

 
 
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By David Seibert, November 5, 2007
1. Sparta Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The main cemetery in Sparta was established on property deeded to the town in 1806. Burials illustrate a common nineteenth-century pattern of migration to the area, as settlers from New England and Virginia moved south and west through the Carolinas and into Georgia. Notable burials include Methodist Bishop George Foster Pierce, president of Wesleyan College in Macon and of Emory College in Oxford, Georgia; prominent nineteenth-century statesmen Dr. William Terrell and Gen. Henry Mitchell; and veterans of American wars dating back to the Revolution. Sparta Cemetery also contains examples of funerary art representative of architectural styles of the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries.
 
Erected 2007 by Georgia Historical Society and Sparta Cemetery Association. (Marker Number 70-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 16.633′ N, 82° 58.383′ W. Marker is in Sparta, Georgia, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of Hamilton Street and Boland Street, on the left when traveling east on Hamilton Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sparta GA 31087, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By Tomeka mcClendon, March 19, 2011
2. Sparta Cemetery Marker
markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pierce Memorial Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Sparta (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Eagle Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hancock County (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Old Dominion" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rockby (approx. 2.2 miles away); Nathan S.S. Beman at Mt. Zion (approx. 5.8 miles away); Gov. William Jonathan Northen (approx. 6.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sparta.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
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By Tomeka mcClendon, March 19, 2011
3. Sparta Cemetery Marker
Sparta Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tomeka mcClendon, March 19, 2011
4. Sparta Cemetery Marker
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By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
5. Sparta Cemetery Marker
The marker, barely visible to the left, in front of the cemetery
Sparta Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
6. Sparta Cemetery Marker
The marker, to the right, and the cemetery
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By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
7. Sparta Cemetery
 
 
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