Swinney Switch, Texas

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Swinney Switch, Texas
Unincorporated community
Swinney Switch, Texas is located in Texas
Swinney Switch, Texas
Swinney Switch, Texas
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 28°14′41″N 97°55′13″W / 28.24472°N 97.92028°W / 28.24472; -97.92028Coordinates: 28°14′41″N 97°55′13″W / 28.24472°N 97.92028°W / 28.24472; -97.92028
Country United States
State Texas
County Live Oak
Elevation 210 ft (60 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 78368
GNIS feature ID 1348156

Swinney Switch, also known as Swinney, is an unincorporated community in southeastern Live Oak County, Texas, United States. It lies approximately 12 miles (19 km) southeast of the city of George West, the county seat of Live Oak County, at the intersection of FM 534 and FM 3024 near Interstate 37.[1] Its elevation is 210 feet (64 m).[2]

The community is named for Sidney J. Swinney, who moved to Live Oak County from Gonzales and opened a store and gas station in the area in 1917. Swinney added the word "Switch" to the name of his settlement in the hopes that a railroad would build through it.[3][4]


  1. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2012) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012 ed.). p. 439. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook2006/Pages/439.pdf. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Swinney Switch, Texas
  3. ^ Wolff Jr., Henry (October 10, 1995). "Two weeks are needed to get ready for a week of vacation". The Victoria Advocate. p. 4A. 
  4. ^ John Leffler: Swinney Switch, TX from the Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved October 30, 2012.