SWEETWATER CREEK (NOLAN COUNTY)
SWEETWATER CREEK (Nolan County). Sweetwater Creek rises two miles west of Maryneal in the steep slopes of west central Nolan County (at 32°15' N, 100°30' W). The stream is dammed eight miles south of Sweetwater to form Lake Trammel, a reservoir for the town's water supply. Sweetwater Creek runs for forty-five miles, north through central Nolan County, then northeast to skirt Sweetwater on the south and east. It becomes a year-round stream in the flat terrain near Interstate Highway 20 east of Sweetwater. The Santa Fe Railroad follows the flood-prone streambed through most of Nolan County. The creek flows through the southeastern corner of Fisher County to its mouth on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, five miles northwest of Noodle in the hills of western Jones County (at 32°40' N, 100°06' W). Many buffalo camps and trading stations headquartered along the stream's banks during the 1870s, and the creek owes its name to its unusually high water quality. The area contains numerous oilfields, but cotton is also cultivated in the clay and sandy loam.