Sparta (HMG5B)

Location: Sparta, GA 31087 Hancock County
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N 33° 16.567', W 82° 58.266'

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Sparta, Seat of Justice for Hancock County in 1795, became a chartered town, Dec. 3, 1803. Situated at an Indian trading post, in constant danger of border trouble, the town was named Sparta to indicate the bravery of its pioneer citizens. In 1864 when Gen. Sherman neared Sparta on his march to the sea, Capt. Harry Culver, C.S.A., home on leave, gathered what men he could find. Shouting orders as if he had an army behind him, Capt. Culver met the Federal outpost who turned their troops toward Sandersville at Kennedy's Store beyond Devereux, leaving Sparta unmolested.
HM NumberHMG5B
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Shermans March to the Sea series.
Marker Number070-4
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 2:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 316429 N 3683630
Decimal Degrees33.27611667, -82.97110000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 16.567', W 82° 58.266'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 16' 34.02" N, 82° 58' 15.96" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1491 Broad St, Sparta GA 31087, US
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