Swiftex, whose name is a contraction of "Swift, Texas," is six miles north of Bastrop in central Bastrop County. It was first known as Swiftex Village when it was built in the early 1940s to accommodate military personnel stationed at Camp Swift, a nearby World War II military training facility. Two hundred homes were constructed, but when the camp closed after the war, Swiftex faded as well. The town remained on county maps in the mid-1980s, but apparently no population records have ever been kept.
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