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Sweetwater, Tennessee
(Monroe County)

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The location of Sweetwater

Welcome to Sweetwater ...

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

The location of Sweetwater has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Sweetwater has a population of 5,868 people<2> (see below for details).

Sweetwater is 990 feet [302 m] above sea level.<3>.

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 2018 Census Estimates, Sweetwater had an population of 5,868 people. This is an increase of 1.8% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.05% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Websites for Sweetwater ...

Chamber of Commerce:

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Sweetwater, the following might be of interest:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sweetwater. If available, we provide a satellite 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:

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.

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.

Communities near Sweetwater ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Jacktown   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Sweetwater

Athens   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Sweetwater

Located in McMinn County

McMullens   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Sweetwater

Located in Blount County

Lenoir City   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Sweetwater

Located in Loudon County

Kingston   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Sweetwater

Located in Roane County

Loudon   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Sweetwater

Located in Loudon County

Madisonville   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Sweetwater

Etowah   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Sweetwater

Located in McMinn County

Tuskeegee   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Sweetwater

Jena   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Sweetwater

Located in Loudon County

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

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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 Monroe County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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 (or directions), 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sweetwater

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweetwater. The point we use 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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