Sparta is the county seat of Hancock County, the poorest county in Georgia. I visited it to continue my collaboration with John Eason on rural prison towns. A selection of my photographs of the town are below.
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5 thoughts on “Sparta, Georgia”
Hancock County is wealthy in undeveloped resources, We have 300,000 acres of timber land, 12,000,000 cords of timber on a sustainable basis we can grow a 1,000,000 cords a year, 593 tourism sites, 15,000 acre lake Sinclair, Indian mounds, 20 miles long Ogeechee River, high quality kaolin, pink and gray granite, sand, tremendous water resources, and 10,000 very intelligent people.
I believe it, Jeanette. It’s a beautiful county, and I really enjoyed my visit.
HANCOCK IS VERY EDUCATIONAL! I’VE LEARNED SO MUCH ABOUT HANCOCK COUNTY! WE ARE RICH IN HISTORY !SO MUCH OF AMERICA’S HISTORY.PLEASE HELP US SAVE AMERICA’S HISTORY FOR THIS FUTURE GENERATION!! NICE PIC PLEASE COME BACK!!! GOD BLESS YOU
I’ve written about Sparta in the past, and may again in the future. My book, Ambiguous Lives, includes photos reminiscent of yours.
Mrs..Alexander your book Ambiguous Lives is by far a best read,I feel the same way. our forgotten people deserve borader and deeper investigation,this story have really hit home for me I feel the same way. excellent Job.being that we was not taught this history in school rural georgia should not only be a place to visit it should be a place where we can learn about our history tell the stories of those that came befor us and share this knowledge with our future generation so they will know how far we come from a free women of color we should be proud of our hertiage. I look forward to reading your future book’s
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