All Roads Lead to Sweetwater
Sweetwater is strategically located on I-20 just 25 miles east of the state’s east-west midpoint. Sweetwater is the main intersection for U.S. 84 (northwest to Lubbock) and State Highway 70 (South to San Angelo). Click for more information.
Sweetwater is the county seat of Nolan County, and is situated in the region known as the Texas Midwest. Although often referred to as west Texas, Sweetwater is actually east of the I-20 midpoint between Louisiana and New Mexico—it’s 383 miles to Louisiana and 437 miles to New Mexico.
Sweetwater is strategically located between Dallas-Fort Worth and El Paso, and is within easy driving distance of Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa and Austin. As they have been since 1881 when Sweetwater was incorporated, the railways continue to be important to the transportation and shipping of the region.
Sweetwater Municipal Airport, located at the western gate adjacent to I-20, is a vital hub for private jets and personal airplanes. Having served as an Army air force training base during World War II, Avenger Field can still accommodate the needs of larger aircraft.
Because Texas is so large (second only to Alaska among all states), many are surprised to learn that Sweetwater is almost as close to many out-of-state destinations as it is to some Texas locations. For instance, it’s 554 miles from Sweetwater due south to Brownsville at the extreme southern tip of Texas, but it’s only 350 miles due north to Liberal, Kansas.
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