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Sweetwater, Tennessee
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Welcome to Sweetwater ...

The city of Sweetwater is primarily located in Monroe County. A portion of Sweetwater extends into McMinn County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Sweetwater has a population of 5,862 people<1> (see below for details).

Sweetwater is 990 feet [302 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Sweetwater (for example, toward Pikeville), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sweetwater had a population of 5,764 people (or 12.95% of the total population of Monroe County). This makes Sweetwater the county's most populous community.

The population of Sweetwater represents 0.09% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 90th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,764 people, the population of Sweetwater increased 3.19% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,586 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Sweetwater had an population of 5,862 people. This is an increase of 1.7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.94% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sweetwater.

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 drove it.<3>.

Community   2017
Athens   [Map]   13,615   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Etowah   [Map]   3,463   S   18 miles [29 km]
Jacktown   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Jena   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Kingston   [Map]   5,812   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lenoir City   [Map]   9,199   NE   17 miles [27.4 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 Tennessee communities named Sweetwater: This one is located in Monroe County and the other is located in Lewis County.

Beyond Tennessee, 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 Carolina (2), North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina 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. Our list includes 13 papers.

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

Websites for Sweetwater ...

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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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sweetwater, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sweetwater.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned 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) Sweetwater. 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.

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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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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Sweetwater. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sweetwater) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweetwater. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6020, Longitude: -84.4711     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sweetwater have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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