Sparta, the county seat of Hancock County, incorporated as a town on December 3, 1805. Bearing a historic name, Sparta is a small town with a rich history. The historian Phinizy Spalding once wrote that those curious about Georgia’s cultural roots might find answers “in that remarkable small town of Sparta where both races have seen such travail but where they have somehow survived and contributed to Georgia’s culture, via...
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Major Charles Abercrombie, a revolutionary solider from North Carolina, designed the town and it’s courthouse in 1795, naming it Sparta for the bravery of it’s inhabitants in their struggles with the indians.
Created in 1793 Hancock County was originally part of Greene & WashingtonRead more