Sparta is an unincorporated community in Sparta Township, Dearborn County, Indiana.
A post office was established at Sparta in 1846, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1904. Sparta took its name from Sparta Township.
Sparta's progress in the 1840s was checked by an outbreak of cholera.
Sparta is located at 39°06′19″N 85°02′43″W / 39.10528°N 85.04528°W.
- ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- ^ "Dearborn County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
- ^ 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...
- ^ History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, Indiana. F. E. Weakley. 1885. p. 568.