Sparta’s original name was Brock’s Station, named for a landing on Eagle Creek. But the town’s name evolved after grist mills using the power of Eagle Creek began to populate the area; the largest mill was named Sparta and residents quickly adopted it as their new name.
Located 41 miles from Cincinnati in the golden triangle of communities connecting Cincinnati, Louisville and Lexington, Sparta straddles two county lines, Gallatin and Owen Counties. Small but mighty, the village’s population of 230 grows large whenever there are events at the nearby Kentucky Speedway. Primarily a farming community, the lure of picturesque country roads and wide open spaces mixed with plenty of friendly faces explain why residents love to come home to Gallatin County.
I71 is the main transportation hub of this county, with Ky. Rt. 35 (Sparta Pike) and Rt. 467 the primary access through the village.
St Elizabeth Medical Center’s Grant County Hospital is 16 miles away in Williamstown, and Carroll County Hospital is 20 miles away in nearby Carrollton.
The Sparta Store and Deli provides for the town’s daily needs, but bigger trips will need a jump in the car to either Cincinnati or Louisville.
Most residents enjoy the great outdoors either boating on the Ohio River or enjoying a day at nearby General Butler State Park. Motor sports enthusiasts of course attend events at the nearby Kentucky Speedway. The Belterra Golf Course and Casino are just across the Ohio River in Switzerland County.