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Nolan is an unincorporated community in southeastern Nolan County, Texas, United States. It lies along FM 126 southeast of the city of Sweetwater, the county seat of Nolan County.[1] Its elevation is 2,493 feet (760 m).[2] It so happens that this elevation of 2,493 feet is also the average elevation of the United States. Although Nolan is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 79537;[3] the ZCTA for ZIP Code 79537 had a population of 94 at the 2000 census.[4]

Nolan is located in Texas
Location within the state of Texas
Nolan is located in the United States
Nolan (the United States)
Coordinates: 32°16′25″N 100°14′33″W / 32.27361°N 100.24250°W / 32.27361; -100.24250Coordinates: 32°16′25″N 100°14′33″W / 32.27361°N 100.24250°W / 32.27361; -100.24250
CountryUnited States
2,493 ft (760 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
GNIS feature ID1342642

Nolan was founded in 1928 as a union of two communities: a previous Nolan (to the west), and Dora (to the east).[5] It is also the birthplace of Sean Morrow, a member of the 2015 Texas Tech University National Champion Meat Judging Team.


  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, pp. 98-99.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Nolan, Texas
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Nolan, Texas, Handbook of Texas Online, 2008-01-18. Accessed 2008-08-10.

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