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

Sparta Cemetery

 
 
Sparta Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
 
Location. 33° 16.633′ N, 82° 
Sparta Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
2. Sparta Cemetery Marker
The marker, barely visible to the left, in front of the cemetery
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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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sparta GA 31087, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other 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. ¼ mile 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparta.
 
Sparta Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
3. Sparta Cemetery Marker
The marker, to the right, and the cemetery
Sparta Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
4. Sparta Cemetery
Grave of David Dickson (1809-1885) at Sparta Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tomeka mcClendon, March 19, 2011
5. Grave of David Dickson (1809-1885) at Sparta Cemetery
Zadoc Turner (1729-1819) grave marker at Sparta Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tomeka mcClendon, March 19, 2011
6. Zadoc Turner (1729-1819) grave marker at Sparta Cemetery
Turner's grave is an example of a Revolutionary War veteran buried at the cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,497 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 7, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on November 4, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5. submitted on March 26, 2011, by Tomeka mcClendon of Sparta, Georgia.   6. submitted on March 27, 2011, by Tomeka mcClendon of Sparta, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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