Introduction to Sweetwater, Tennessee
Sweetwater was founded in the 1850s. In the past, Cherokee Native Americans called the area Soitee Woitee, which means Happy Homes. The area has been known as Sweetwater since 1817. The city was officially incorporated in 1875.
Sweetwater and nearby Attractions
- Sweetwater Recreation Park
- Sweetwater Museum
- The Duck Park
- Moneta Theatre
Things To Do In Sweetwater
The Moneta Theatre offers entertainment opportunities. The First Assembly of God Church, North Sweetwater Baptist Church and the First United Church of Christ are the local houses of worship. The Sweetwater Museum is a must see for all who are interested in the area’s history. Other places to relax include Duck Park and the Sweetwater Recreation Park. The Arts Celebration is held in Sweetwater every June.
McGhee Tyson Airport is nearby.
Sweetwater Higher Education
Colleges and universities that can be attended from the city include Roane State Community College, Lee University, the University of Tennessee and Cleveland State Community College.