SPARTA

NAME: Sparta
COUNTY: Buchanan
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 5
CLIMATE: Snow in the winter, and hot summers
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime
COMMENTS: Locate on MO Hwy 371 a few miles south of St. Joseph.
REMAINS: Old Sparta Cemetery
Sparta was platted in 1840, and was the original county seat of Buchanan County. At the hight of its existance it contained only three stores, a couple grocery stores, a log courthouse and fifteen families. When the county seat was moved to St. Joseph in 1846, Sparta quickly faded away. A Post Office was located here until 1865. Submitted by: Andrew Poage

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