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

Sparta

 
 
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By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
1. Sparta Marker
Inscription. Sparta, Seat of Justice for Hancock County in 1795, became a chartered town, Dec. 3, 1803. Situated at an Indian trading post, in constant danger of border trouble, the town was named Sparta to indicate the bravery of its pioneer citizens. In 1864 when Gen. Sherman neared Sparta on his march to the sea, Capt. Harry Culver, C.S.A., home on leave, gathered what men he could find. Shouting orders as if he had an army behind him, Capt. Culver met the Federal outpost who turned their troops toward Sandersville at Kennedy’s Store beyond Devereux, leaving Sparta unmolested.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 070-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 33° 16.567′ N, 82° 58.266′ W. Marker is in Sparta, Georgia, in Hancock County. Marker is on Broad Street (Georgia Route 15/16) 0 miles east of Boland Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is in front of the Sparta City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12912 Broad Street, Sparta GA 31087, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pierce Memorial Methodist Church
Sparta Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
2. Sparta Marker
Looking east on Broad Street toward the Sparta Baptist Church, where Georgia Highways 15 and 16 split.
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sparta Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Old Eagle Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hancock County (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Old Dominion" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rockby (approx. 2.2 miles away); Nathan S.S. Beman at Mt. Zion (approx. 5.9 miles away); Gov. William Jonathan Northen (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sparta.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNative AmericansPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Sparta Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
3. Sparta Marker
The marker and the Sparta City Hall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,277 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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