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(Watauga County)

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Welcome to Sweetwater ...

Sweetwater is located in Watauga County<1>.

The location of Sweetwater has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Sweetwater is 2,760 feet [841 m] above sea level.<3> 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

Sweetwater is located in the (828) area code.

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.

Communities near Sweetwater ...

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

  • Shell Creek [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Creek
    • Shell Creek [Carter County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Sweetwater
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,037 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Creek
  • Boone [Watauga County]
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    • Boone [Watauga County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Sweetwater
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boone<5>
  • Winchester [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester [Johnson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Sweetwater
    • Estimated population in 2014: 8,547 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
  • Mountain City [Johnson County]
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    • Mountain City [Johnson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the north of Sweetwater
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,444 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain City<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Norris [Johnson County]
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      • Norris [Johnson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Sweetwater
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,652 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
    • Trade [Johnson County]
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      • Trade [Johnson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Sweetwater
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<5>
    • Roan Mountain [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roan Mountain
      • Roan Mountain [Carter County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Sweetwater
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,360 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roan Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roan Mountain<5>
    • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blowing Rock
      • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Sweetwater
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blowing Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blowing Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blowing Rock<5>
    • West Jefferson [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jefferson
      • West Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Sweetwater
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,313 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jefferson<5>
    • Banner Elk [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner Elk
      • Banner Elk [Avery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Sweetwater
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner Elk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banner Elk<5>

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Sweetwater was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Sweetwater on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sweetwater on our Genealogy Page.

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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: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Watauga, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sweetwater - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2926, Longitude: -81.8198       In this case, the coordinates for Sweetwater have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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