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(Watauga County)

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Welcome to Sweetwater ...

Sweetwater is located in Watauga County.

Sweetwater is 2,760 feet [841 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the altitude of Sweetwater is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Sweetwater lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Sweetwater: (828)

Communities near Sweetwater ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>.

Community   2017<3>
Population
DirectionDistance
Banner Elk   [Map]   1,129   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Blowing Rock   [Map]   1,263   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Boone   [Map]   19,205   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
West Jefferson   [Map]   1,290   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mountain City (TN)   [Map]   2,409   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Norris (TN)   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Sweetwater ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Sweetwater: This one is located in Watauga County and the other is located in Catawba County.

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

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

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 Sweetwater. 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 Sweetwater. 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 Sweetwater.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Sweetwater? 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 Sweetwater, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Sweetwater.

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About Watauga County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Watauga County: www.wataugacounty.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: www.ncgov.com/



Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sweetwater - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Sweetwater. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sweetwater) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweetwater. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2926, Longitude: -81.8198     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sweetwater have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sweetwater.

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