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Sparta

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 writing, education, and an extraordinary architectural legacy that cannot be equaled elsewhere in the state.”

The county courthouse, built around 1882, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For history buffs who want to see more, the Glen Mary Plantation, Shoulderbone Plantation, and the LaFayette Hotel are also of interest.