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Welcome to Sweetwater ...

Sweetwater is located in Nez Perce County<1>.



Sweetwater is 1,090 feet [332 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Sweetwater lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Sweetwater: (208) & (986)<3>

Communities Also Named Sweetwater ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 32 communities that are also named Sweetwater - they are located in Alabama, Arizona (3), British Columbia, California, Colorado, Florida (5), Illinois, Kansas, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee (2) and Texas (2).

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

Communities near Sweetwater ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sweetwater.

  • Lewiston
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Clarkston
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Asotin
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asotin
    • Asotin is located in Asotin County (WA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,292 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asotin <4>
  • Genesee
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genesee have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genesee
    • Genesee is located in Latah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 976 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Genesee <4>
  • Juliaetta
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Craigmont
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigmont have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigmont
    • Craigmont is located in Lewis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 487 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigmont <4>
  • Winchester
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester is located in Lewis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winchester <4>
  • Culdesac
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Culdesac have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culdesac
    • Culdesac is located in Nez Perce County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 384 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Culdesac <4>
  • Uniontown
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Kendrick
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kendrick have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kendrick
    • Kendrick is located in Latah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 309 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kendrick <4>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sweetwater. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sweetwater.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sweetwater. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sweetwater.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sweetwater. See our Newspapers Page for Sweetwater.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sweetwater ...

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

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

Adding Sweetwater to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sweetwater in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Sweetwater was mentioned on a train schedule titled Union Pacific Railroad Time Tables (September 1924).

We also found Sweetwater mentioned on a train schedule titled Union Pacific Railroad Time Tables (June 1939).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Sweetwater.

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

The official website for Nez Perce County: www.co.nezperce.id.us/

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Nez Perce, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sweetwater - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (986) is an overlay for area code (208).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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