Sparks, Nebraska

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Sparks, Nebraska
Unincorporated community
Post office and general store in Sparks
Post office and general store in Sparks
Sparks is located in Nebraska
Location within the state of Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°56′28″N 100°15′21″W / 42.94111°N 100.25583°W / 42.94111; -100.25583Coordinates: 42°56′28″N 100°15′21″W / 42.94111°N 100.25583°W / 42.94111; -100.25583
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Cherry
Elevation 2,602 ft (793 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 69220
GNIS feature ID 833641

Sparks is an unincorporated community in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. Its elevation is 2,602 feet (793 m).[1] Sparks has a post office with the ZIP code 69220.[2]

Businesses in the village include an outfitting company that caters to visitors to the nearby Niobrara River, a convenience store that houses the post office, a restaurant, and the Sparks Museum of History.


Sparks was the last name of the four brothers who laid out the community.[3] A post office was established at Sparks in 1888, and operated for a century until it was discontinued in 1988.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sparks, Nebraska, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-03-09. Accessed 2008-04-26.
  2. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 40.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  4. ^ "Cherry County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 August 2014.