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
Sparks
Sparks
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.

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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.