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Nolan County, Texas


Life is Sweet in Texas

Page Contents for Sweetwater, Texas

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate


History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Sweetwater is approximately 10,882 (2004), 10906 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,282 (1990), 4340 (2010).
The amount of land area in Sweetwater is 22.496 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Sweetwater is 10.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.003 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sweetwater to Washington DC is 1434 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 218 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sweetwater is positioned 32.46 degrees north of the equator and 100.40 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Sweetwater elevation is 2,164 feet above sea level.
Sweetwater median income is $ 24,293 (2000).
The Sweetwater median home price is $ 33,000 (2000).
Sweetwater average annual rainfall is 22.19 inches per year
Sweetwater average annual precipitation is 24 inches peryear.
Sweetwater average annual snowfall is 2 inches per year.
Sweetwater average temperature is 66 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 44.4 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 66.5 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 83.4 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 67.6 degrees F.


in west-central Texas about 42 miles west of Abilene. Other nearby communities include Roscoe, Roby, Trent, Loraine, Hermleigh, Rotan, Merkel and Blackwell.

Here is an interesting location page for Sweetwater.
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in the Edwards Plateau Region between the Permian Basin and Cross Timber region. The soil here is mostly dark, stony clay with some clay loams. The area abounds in Mesquite trees and chaparral with lots of short grasses. Among the natural resources are oil, gas, gypsum, limestone, sand and gravel.
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semi-arid. There are an average of 327 days of beautiful sunshine in Sweetwater each year. The growing season is 221 days. Here is a current weather page for the general area.
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History & History Related Items

Sweetwater was aptly named because of its oasis of sweet water among other bitter gypsum streams. The area was known as Mobeetie by the Kiowa Indians, the word meaning sweet water. Due to the good water, many different groups called the area home. At the time Sweetwater was named the county seat, on 12 April 1881, it didnít even exist as a real town. But that lack was rectified with growth coming as the railroad came to town. Sweetwater was incorporated in 1902.

Here is a history page for Sweetwater.
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Pioneer Museum
610 E. Third Street
Sweetwater, TX
Phone: 325-235-8547
Dedicated to the preservation of the history of Sweetwater and Nolan County.

Things to see and do in the area.

There are a number of lakes in the area. Learn more about them.

National WASP WWII Museum
210 Loop 170
Avenger Field
Sweetwater, TX
Phone: 325-235-0099
The history of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) who changed the role of women in aviation forever.

Learn more about Wind Energy

There is lots of information about Sweetwater on this informative webpage.

Sweetwater Reservoir
This reservoir is about five miles away and has 630 surface acres with a maximum depth of 45 feet.
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Economy & Industry

Sweetwater has a growing economy with new business and established business along with manufacturing, industry, government work and a centralized location in the area.

Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development, Corp
810 E. Broadway
P.O. Box 785
Sweetwater, Texas 79556
Toll-free: 800-658-6757
Fax: 325-235-1026
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Sweetwater City Government

City of Sweetwater
200 E. Fourth
Sweetwater, TX

Sweetwater is the county seat of Nolan County

Sweetwater Chamber

Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce
Post Office Box 1148
Sweetwater, TX 79556
Phone: 325-235-5488
Toll-free: 800-658-6757

Sweetwater Community News

Sweetwater Reporter
Delivering Local News Online
112 West 3rd Street
Sweetwater, TX 79556
Phone: 325-236-6677

Sweetwater Community Events

March each year
The World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up has been held in Sweetwater, Texas since 1958 and is sponsored by the Sweetwater Jaycees. The Round-Up is held annually on the 2nd weekend in March at the Nolan County Coliseum.

Sweetwater Organizations

Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce
Post Office Box 1148
Sweetwater, TX 79556
Phone: 325-235-5488
Toll-free: 800-658-6757

Sweetwater Libraries

Sweetwater County-City Library
206 Elm
Sweetwater, TX 79556
Phone - 325-235-4978
Fax: 325-235-4979

Sweetwater Schools

Sweetwater Independent School District
207 Musgrove Street
Sweetwater, TX
Phone: 325-235-8601


Texas State Technical College - West Texas
Sweetwater Campus
300 Homer K. Taylor Drive
Sweetwater, TX
Phone: 325-235-7300 Sweetwater


The population of Sweetwater was:
1990 - 11,967
2000 - 11,415
2004 - 10,882

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