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.
Geography [ edit ]
Sweetwater is located at
(41.0444553, -99.0075863) 41°02′40″N 99°00′27″W / 41.04444°N 99.00750°W . Its Census code is 48165, census class: U6. [2 ] [3 ]
History [ edit ]
The community was named for springs that fed Mud Creek. There was a railway station there and a Post Office opened in 1874.
^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25 . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12 . Retrieved 2011-04-23.
^ 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).”
^ Houser, Mona J. (2003) "Towns and Post Offices, Past and Present - Buffalo County, Nebraska" Buffalo County NE, GenWeb Project
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
External links [ edit ]