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SWENSON, TEXAS

Stonewall County, Texas Panhandle / West Texas

US 380 and FM 1646
East of Peacock
6 miles NW of Aspermont
65 miles NW of Abilene
112 miles SE of Lubbock
Population: 135 est. (2010)

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Downtown Swenson, Texas
Downtown Swenson
Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone, 11-18-03
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 Texas ruins
Swenson Ruins
Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone, 11-18-03
Swenson , Texas
Swenson building
Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone, 11-18-03

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