Sweetwater, Oklahoma facts for kids
Looking east on Oklahoma State Highway 152.
Location in Beckham County and the state of Oklahoma.
|• Total||15.87 sq mi (41.11 km2)|
|• Land||15.85 sq mi (41.06 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)|
|Elevation||2,172 ft (662 m)|
|• Density||5/sq mi (2.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1098690|
Named for nearby Sweetwater Creek, the town is at the junction of State Highway 30 and State Highway 152. The post office (zip code 73666), was established September 27, 1894.
On May 5, 2007, a tornado, rated on the Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF scale) as EF3, traveled on a path around 100 to 150 yards (91 to 137 m) wide and 7.5 miles (12.1 km) long. It began about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south of Sweetwater and ended approximately 5 miles (8 km) north of Sweetwater, following State Highway 30. EF3 wind speeds range from 136 to 165 miles per hour (219 to 266 km/h). It severely damaged several buildings in the town, including the church and high school, and destroyed eight homes.
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