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The Sparta Elks Lodge is located on the boardwalk of Lake Mohawk in beautiful Sparta NJ. Sparta is in Northwest NJ in scenic Sussex County.
Sparta Township was established in 1777, named after the Spartan lifestyle that the founding family was living. Many famous people came through here later, including George Washington and Thomas Edison. Sparta officially became a township in 1845. Sadly, just two days after the first township meeting, the original Sparta home burned to the ground. The area was originally known for farming and mining. Eventually after the railroads, summer vacationers found the area ideal.
The Wallkill River was dammed in 1926 to form Lake Mohawk, creating the center of a resort community. Lake Mohawk is the largest private man-made lake in New Jersey at 800 acres. White deer Plaza on the lake was named after Princess White Deer, a Mohawk princess who attended the opening. In the 30s, The Plaza expanded, as did the community of private homes surrounding the lake. In 1988 the Plaza, Country Club and surrounding buildings were added to the National Register of Historic places because of it’s unique “Lake Mohawk Tudor” architecture.
The life style here is one of summer on the lake in a small town, including families strolling on the boardwalk taking in everything the lake has to offer. The Plaza at Lake Mohawk has many fine dining places, as well as ice cream and candy shops.