Sparta Township Established

1839 map of Crawford County showing alignment of townships at that time

Sparta Township was originally a part of Mead Township, then Oil Creek Township.  In 1829, Sparta was named a new election district.  A Post Office and Election location was established at the George White Residence.  That location is approximately where Route 77 and 89 divide SW of Spartansburg

Map is from the Library of Congress:  http://www.loc.gov/item/2012590195/