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SWENSON, TEXAS

Stonewall County, Texas Panhandle / West Texas

33 12' 25" N, 100 18' 43" W (33.206944, -100.311944)
US 380 and FM 1646
East of Peacock
6 miles NW of Aspermont the county seat
65 miles NW of Abilene
112 miles SE of Lubbock
Population: 135 est. (2010) 185 ( 2000)

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Swenson TX Abandoned bank
The abandoned bank in Swenson
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, August 2017
History in a Pecan Shell

The town came into being in 1908, two years before the arrival of the Stamford and Northwestern Railway. The town's namesake was Swante M. Swenson, a Swedish rancher. By 1912, the town's post office had opened. The Swenson school, established in 1908, consolidated with Aspermont's ISD in 1945. In 1920 the population was 175. Swenson reached it's zenith in 1940 when 400 people called the place home.

The Church of Christ is the last of the town's three churches.

The post office has been closed for some 40 years.
Swenson TX Abandoned bank
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, August 2017
More Texas Banks
Swenson TX Abandoned bank and closed stores
Abandoned bank and stores in 2003
Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone, 11-18-03
Swenson TX Abandoned bank and store ruins
The stores now in ruins
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, August 2017
Stonewall County Swenson TX Old Baptist Church
The Old Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, August 2017
Swenson TX Church
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, August 2017
More Texa Churches
Swenson , Texas
Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone, 11-18-03
Swenson Texas ruins
Swenson Ruins
Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone, 11-18-03

Swenson TX Stonewall Co post office info
Swenson TX Stonewall Co 1957 Postmark
Cover canceled with Swenson, TX 1957 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection

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Swenson, Texas Nearby Towns:
Aspermont the county seat
Abilene | Jayton | Childress | Lubbock
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Texas Panhandle / West Texas

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