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Sparta, Mississippi

Sparta is a small unincorporated community in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, in the northeastern part of the state.

A fictionalized Sparta was featured in the 1967 film Covington, Georgia, east of Atlanta (and near the real I-20).

Most of the first season of the TV Series as well as the intro sequence with the Chief sitting at the railroad crossing was filmed in Hammond, Louisiana. Some of the features of this town that can be recognized are:

  • The Sanitary Barber Shop [1]
  • The Columbia Theatre[2]
  • The Hammond Cafe
  • The Hammond Finance Company
  • Stafford Furniture. Presently either out of business or moved to a new location.[3]
  • A young man delivering news papers with the logo "Daily Star,"
  • The Hammond Post Office was made over to be Sparta's City Hall[4]
  • The "One Hour Martinizing" dry cleaner shop was made over to be the Sparta Police Station.[5][6]
  • The Toggery Shop [1][7]
  • Anderson's Shoe Store
  • Billy Abel's Land of Sports was made over to be "Sonny Mims Land of Sports." Presently is a Fitness Center.[8][9]

To see some of the features of Hammond that were included in this seasons, use Google Maps and enter "W Thomas and South Cate St Hammond LA" Most of the scenes are in a 4 block radius from that intersection.

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  9. ^ IMDb: Most Popular Titles With Location Matching "Hammond, Louisiana, USA"

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