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    SWEET HOME, TEXAS

    Lavaca County, Central Texas South
    FMs 318 and 531
    1 Mile E of 77A
    SW of Hallettsville and Schulenburg
    SE of Shiner
    NE of Cuero

    Population: 343 (2000)

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    Sweet Home, Texas post office
    The Sweet Home Post Office. TE Photo, 2002
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    History in a Pecan Shell

    The Sweet Home Post Office was established in 1852. Just prior to the Civil War, George West had a hotel and store in Sweet Home. It's possible he found the name a little sentimental and maudlin, for when he had a chance to name a town later in life he chose a name that he could live with - George West.

    Sweet Home was a wintering ground for the wagoneers who transported supplies on "the cotton road" between Alleyton and Brownsville during the Civil War.

    In the 1870s the Czechs and Germans arrived. The San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad came through in 1887, but missed the town by five miles. Many Sweet Homers moved to the railroad, but a few stayed.

    Somewhere along the way, George West had time to investigate land down in Live Oak County and almost single handedly built the town of George West, paying for the electrical plant, the courthouse and most other amenities

    Sweet Home still has two cemeteries, reflecting the move of years ago. The population in 1990 was 360.

    The Sweet Home Music Fest is held each year on the second weekend of September downtown.


    (See also Sweet Home - Guadalupe County)


    Sweet Home Landmarks & Cemetery:
    Sweet Home, Texas store
    The Sweet Home Store on the Highway
    TE photo, 2001
    Sweet Home Texas building 1901 to 1918
    Architectural detail. TE photo, 2002
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    Sweet Home Tx old gas station
    The 20s-era gas station on the east side of highway 77A
    TE photo, 2001
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    Lavaca County, Texas - Sweet Home Cemetery
    Cemetery in Sweet Home
    TE Photo, 2002
    Lavaca County, Texas - Sweet Home Cemetery tombstone with cross
    TE Photo, 2002
    Lavaca County, Texas - Sweet Home Cemetery tombstone
    TE Photo, 2002
    Lavaca County, Texas - Sweet Home Cemetery tombstone verse
    Tombstone with Verse
    TE Photo, 2002
    Lavaca County, Texas - Sweet Home Cemetery, Goliad, Texas Independence, Polish Tombstone
    "Died March 22, 1886 at Goliad Fighting for Texas Independence"
    TE Photo, 2002
    Lavaca County, Texas - Sweet Home Cemetery War of 1812
    TE Photo, 2002
    Lavaca County, Texas - Sweet Home Cemetery, Polise
    TE Photo, 2002
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    Nearby Destinations
    Within 15 miles - Hallettsville, Yoakum & Shiner
    Within 30 miles - Cuero, Gonzales, Flatonia, Schulenburg & Weimar
    Within 50 miles - La Grange & Victoria
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    See also Sweet Home - Guadalupe County
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    Sweet Home , Texas
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    Hallettsville
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    Shiner
    Cuero

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