Sparta, Missouri Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

Whether you are interested in buying a house or selling your current one, it's important to understand the local population and steets in Sparta City. This information will help you make an informed decision. The following statistics will help you learn more about Sparta's demographics. Listed below are the population and steets for Sparta. We also have information about schools and the median household income.

The city's history goes back to the early nineteenth century when Major Charles Abercrombie laid out the area. His home still stands on Maiden Lane. The neighborhood was originally called Rabun Street, named for its founder Matthew Rabun, the father of Georgia Governor William Rabun. Rabun Street became Maiden Lane in 1831 when the Sparta Female Model School was founded. In the years before the Civil War, Sparta was one of only five towns in the state to have a newspaper. The city had even started a subscription library in the nineteenth century.

The town's economic prosperity was brought about by the boll weevil and the cotton crash. World War I destroyed the cotton industry in Sparta, and the population decreased by more than a third. Although the timber industry grew in the area, it was not enough to offset the loss of residents. During the war, Jean Toomer, a substitute principal at a Black industrial school, helped to keep the town running.