Sweetwater, Nebraska

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Sweetwater, Nebraska
U6 (FIPS 55-3), Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 41°02′40″N 99°00′27″W / 41.04444°N 99.00750°W / 41.04444; -99.00750Coordinates: 41°02′40″N 99°00′27″W / 41.04444°N 99.00750°W / 41.04444; -99.00750
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Buffalo
Elevation 2,060 ft (628 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68869
Area code(s) 308
GNIS feature ID 835461[1]

Sweetwater is an unincorporated community in Beaver Township, Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. It lies along Nebraska Highway 2, half way between Ravenna and Hazard. It is a part of the Kearney, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. Sweetwater is located on Mud Creek, a tributary of the South Loup River.


Sweetwater is located at 41°02′40″N 99°00′27″W / 41.04444°N 99.00750°W / 41.04444; -99.00750 (41.0444553, -99.0075863).[2] Its Census code is 48165, census class: U6.[3]


The community was named for a spring noted by pioneers for its clean drinking water.[4] There was a railway station there.[5] The Sweetwater post office was established in 1874, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1961.[6]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ U6 is defined in FIPS 55-3 as “An unincorporated place located wholly or substantially outside the boundaries of an incorporated place or census designated place (CDP) and designated as a populated place by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).”
  4. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 27. 
  5. ^ Houser, Mona J. (2003) "Towns and Post Offices, Past and Present - Buffalo County, Nebraska" Buffalo County NE, GenWeb Project
  6. ^ "Buffalo County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Perkey, Elton A. (1995) Perkey's Nebraska Place-Names (rev. ed.) Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska, p20, ISBN 0-934904-19-7

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