Pictured above is Burgess Falls, access by water on Center Hill Lake. Visitors can also visit Burgess Falls State Park (top of waterfall access only).
Sparta is located in the White County just south of Cookeville.
Sparta is a low key, rural area with some of the most scenic places. Sweeping hillsides, rolling distant hills and sprawling farms, this area is great for farmers, families or businesses. With popular attractions like Burgess Falls, Virgin Falls and some parts of Center Hill Lake & the Caney Fork River, Sparta is stunning countryside ideal for those who love the great outdoors.
a rural town along the Calfkiller River, large farms and rural living
Places of Note:
Upper Cumberland Regional Airport
Caney Fork River
white co. population
Virgin Falls. Sparta, Tennessee.
Sparta and White County Tennessee have more caves, waterfalls, and scenic overlooks per square mile than anywhere else in the United States.
We also have over 100 miles of paddleable water and scores of hiking trails nearby. In addition, we offer arts, agritourism, wonderful restaurants, unique shopping, festivals and more.
Known as “Bluegrass USA”, we are home to legendary bluegrass artists like Lester Flatt, Benny Martin, and Blake Williams. We are home to the IBMA award-winning “Lester Flatt Day” and offer free bluegrass music venues almost a dozen times per year.
Sparta is located near the middle of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s electrical service area making volumes of electricity both reliable, and affordable. Sparta is the most centrally located town to three of Tennessee’s largest cities; in fact, White County lies less than 90 minutes from the airports in Nashville, Knoxville, or Chattanooga.
Our home is bursting with recreation, history, culture and opportunity. Tennessee is among the lowest cost-of-living states in the US. Sparta ranks lowest where it counts most, White County is among the lowest cost-of-living counties in the state Tennessee. Our community is a great place to live, work and play. The Sparta / White County Chamber of Commerce welcomes you.
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Making travel to and from the region easy. Flight lessons, aerial tours, meeting space, maintenance, hangar and more. 2021 Air Fair
A must stop scenic overlook off Hwy 70 just east of Downtown Sparta. On the way up Bon Air Mountain just past Wildcat Falls
Things to See and Do this fall. Fall road trips and local day trip ideas.
A rural 0.2 mile hiking trail featuring a waterfall and Lost Creek Cave. Film site for Disney’s 1994 Jungle Book.
Welch’s Point located in Sparta, Tennessee, a scenic lookout point along with a hiking trail to Virgin Falls Waterfall.
Burgess Falls Waterfall & State Park. Accessible at the park or by water on Center Hill Lake. 136′ Waterfall with other waterfalls and cascades.