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SWEET HOME, TEXAS (Guadalupe County). Sweet Home is a mile west of Farm Road 467 eight miles southwest of Seguin in southern Guadalupe County. It was established by former slaves before 1877. In the early twentieth century Sweet Home was the site of a two-story industrial school for blacks. A church, a school, and several scattered houses appeared on the 1946 county highway map. Forty residents were reported in 1988 and 1990. The population doubled to eighty in 2000.


Josephine S. Etlinger, Sweetest You Can Find: Life in Eastern Guadalupe County, Texas, 1851–1951 (San Antonio: Watercress, 1987). Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin (Guadalupe County).

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, "SWEET HOME, TX (GUADALUPE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed July 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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