SWEETWATER Population 12,738 Altitude. 2,164


A store established in a dugout to accommodate buffalo hunters was the beginning of this city in 1877. Today Sweetwater is the seat of Nolan County and is the banking and commercial center as well. Industrial firms include gypsum plants, cement plants, cottonseed oil mill, and garment manufacturer. The Sweetwater Commercial Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, includes more than 90 sites representing architectural styles from the 1900s - 1930s. Sweetwater lies on U.S. 84, a segment of the Ports to Plains Highway connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports.

Nolan County Courthouse-

Walt Disney's Fifnella - mascot of WWII women pilots who trained in sweetwaterA memorial marker inside the courthouse honors the brave women who trained at Avenger feild in Sweetwater during WWII in the Women's Airforce Service Pilots program. On dispaly is Walt Disney's Fifnella the mascot of these women. The old training site is now the Texas State Technical College.

Nolan County Coliseum Complex-

The host of many activities: including, rodeos, team roping, livestock shows, and the worlds largest rattlesnake round up every march.

Pioneer City-County Museum-

More than a dozen display rooms depict the lives of early Nolan County settlers. Extensive photograph files, farm and ranch exhibits, Indian artifacts. Open Tues. - Sat. 2 - 5 p.m. 610 E. 3rd St.


Sweetwater, Trammell and Oak Creek Reservoir.


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