Cotton fields at Swiftwater, c. 1885-1898. Photo by William Henry Jackson.
|Elevation||121 ft (37 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
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Swiftwater began as Swiftwater Cotton Plantation, founded by Alexander Barckly Montgomery, who built a mansion there in either 1850 or 1845. Montgomery sold the plantation to Col. Ed Richardson, the world's largest cotton plantation owner in the 1870s and 1880s, and owner of plantations across the South.
Swiftwater was never incorporated, but had a post office from 1886 to 1932.
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