Sparta, Indiana

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Sparta
Unincorporated community
Sparta is located in Dearborn County, Indiana
Sparta
Sparta
Coordinates: 39°06′19″N 85°02′43″W / 39.10528°N 85.04528°W / 39.10528; -85.04528Coordinates: 39°06′19″N 85°02′43″W / 39.10528°N 85.04528°W / 39.10528; -85.04528
Country United States
State Indiana
County Dearborn
Township Sparta
Elevation[1] 915 ft (279 m)
ZIP code 47032
GNIS feature ID 443917

Sparta is an unincorporated community in Sparta Township, Dearborn County, Indiana.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Sparta in 1846, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1904.[2] Sparta took its name from Sparta Township.[3]

Sparta's progress in the 1840s was checked by an outbreak of cholera.[4]

Geography[edit]

Sparta is located at 39°06′19″N 85°02′43″W / 39.10528°N 85.04528°W / 39.10528; -85.04528.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Dearborn County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 307. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named for the township in which it was located... 
  4. ^ History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, Indiana. F. E. Weakley. 1885. p. 568.