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Much to see in Sparta, White County

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

Sparta and White County are filled with natural sites, historic sites and many other features.

Jody Sliger, tourism and marketing director for the Sparta - White County Chamber of Commerce, encourages everyone to explore the area and take in the sites. You can find detailed information by visiting or visit the chamber office at 16 W. Bockman Way.

Here are some of the highlights:

Natural sites

• Bridgestone Firestone Centennial Wilderness WMA & Scott’s Gulf

• Virgin Falls State Natural Area

• Sunset Rock

• The River Road Scenic Highway

State Parks

• Burgess Falls State Park

• Rock Island State Park

Sparta Historic District

• Lester Flatt Memorial

• American Legion Building

• Old City Cemetery

• White County Heritage Museum

• Oldham Theater

• White County Civil War Gateway Trail Marker

Points of Interest

• Coal Miner Railroad Section House Museum

• The Rock House Famous Stage Stop

• White County Fairgrounds (Fair starts each Labor Day)

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