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LAKE TRAMMELL. Lake Trammell (sometimes Trammel) is on Sweetwater Creek in the middle Brazos River basin, eight miles southwest of Sweetwater in central Nolan County (at 32°22' N, 100°26' W). The lake is named for Thomas Trammell, an important early citizen of Sweetwater. An agricultural community near the lake was originally called Ada. Lake Trammell Dam, an earthfill structure, was completed in 1915 and is sixty-one feet high, has a 500-foot-long spillway, and impounds a maximum of 4,382 acre-feet. The dam was engineered by M. M. Cook, and the lake is owned by the city of Sweetwater and used as a reservoir for municipal, domestic, and recreational purposes.


Inventory of Dams, Report No. WR0703, Water Rights and Uses Division, Dam and Flood Plain Safety Section, Texas Water Commission, Austin.

Monica Smith and Rachel Piñeda


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Monica Smith and Rachel Piñeda, "LAKE TRAMMELL," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.