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Sweet Water, Alabama

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Welcome to Sweet Water ...

The town of Sweet Water is located in Marengo County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Sweet Water has a population of 246 people<1> (see below for details).

Sweet Water is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Sweet Water lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Sweet Water: (334)

The ZIP code for Sweet Water: 36782<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sweet Water had a population of 258 people. This makes Sweet Water the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 258 people, the population of Sweet Water increased 10.26% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 234 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Sweet Water had an population of 246 people. This is a decrease of 4.65% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.13% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sweet Water.

Communities near Sweet Water ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Sweet Water and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2015
Dixon's Mills   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Half Acre   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Linden   [Map]   2,025   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Myrtlewood   [Map]   124   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Nanafalia   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pennington   [Map]   210   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Sweet Water.

Communities Also Named Sweet Water ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Sweet Water - they are located in Georgia and Illinois.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sweet Water.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sweet Water. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sweet Water. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sweet Water.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Sweet Water:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sweet Water ...

Looking for more information about Sweet Water? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Sweet Water? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Sweet Water, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Sweet Water.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Sweet Water. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Marengo County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sweet Water. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sweet Water.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sweet Water - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Sweet Water). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sweet Water or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Sweet Water. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sweet Water) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sweet Water. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sweet Water

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweet Water. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1050, Longitude: -87.8611     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sweet Water have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sweet Water.


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