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Welcome to Sweetwater ...

So far, we have found very little information about Sweetwater. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Sweetwater to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Sweetwater, please Contact Us.




Sweetwater would have been located within present day Colfax County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Sweetwater is 6,640 feet [2,024 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Sweetwater is 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Sweetwater was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Sweetwater would have been located in the (575) area code.

Communities near Sweetwater ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Sweetwater and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Population
DirectionDistance
Angel Fire   [Map]   1,089   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cimarron   [Map]   903   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Colmor - Historic   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Guadalupita   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Los Huerros   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Miami   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 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 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, North Carolina (2), 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:

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Sweetwater, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Sweetwater. 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2836, Longitude: -104.9131     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sweetwater have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>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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