Sweetwater

Sweetwater, Texas

Sweetwater, Texas

View of the Sweetwater municipal building in Sweetwater, the seat of Nolan County, Texas. Photograph by CletusDitto.

Sweetwater, the county seat of Nolan County, is on Interstate Highway 20, U.S. Highway 80/84, State Highway 70, Farm Road 419, and the Santa Fe Railroad, forty-two miles west of Abilene in the north central part of the county. This oasis with sweet water amd bitter-tasting gypsum streams, Sweetwater has long been considered a place to rest one's weary feet. Long before the settlers and ranchers arived, the Kiowa Indians names the site "Mobeetie," which meant sweet water.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Sweetwater is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [Sweet Water]
  • (Blue Goose)

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.46744490
    Longitude
    -100.41015000

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Sweetwater by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Sweetwater
Pop. Year Source
10,622 2020 United States Census Bureau
10,434 2019 Texas Demographic Center
10,906 2010 United States Census Bureau
11,415 2000 United States Census Bureau
11,967 1990 United States Census Bureau
12,242 1980 United States Census Bureau
12,020 1970 United States Census Bureau
13,914 1960 United States Census Bureau
13,619 1950 United States Census Bureau
10,367 1940 United States Census Bureau
10,848 1930 United States Census Bureau
4,307 1920 United States Census Bureau
4,176 1910 United States Census Bureau
670 1900 United States Census Bureau
614 1890 United States Census Bureau