Sparta and White County Tennessee has 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. We are an official “Gig Community,” meaning that we have gigabit internet access throughout the majority of Sparta and White County. 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.