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Welcome to Swanton ...

Swanton is located in Garrett County.

Swanton is 2,320 feet [707 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the elevation of Swanton is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Swanton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Swanton: (301) and (240)<2>

The ZIP code for Swanton: 21561<3>

Communities near Swanton ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Swanton and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Friendsville   [Map]   475   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Grantsville   [Map]   875   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Loch Lynn Heights   [Map]   528   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lonaconing   [Map]   1,128   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mountain Lake Park   [Map]   2,080   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Oakland   [Map]   1,838   W   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Swanton.

Communities Also Named Swanton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Maryland communities named Swanton: This one is located in Garrett County and the other is located in Kent County.

Beyond Maryland, there are 6 communities that are also named Swanton - they are located in California, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio and Vermont.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Swanton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Swanton. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Swanton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Swanton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Swanton:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Swanton ...

Looking for more information about Swanton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Swanton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Swanton.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Swanton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Garrett County: www.co.garrett.md.us/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Swanton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Swanton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Swanton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Swanton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Swanton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Swanton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Swanton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swanton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4590, Longitude: -79.2309     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Swanton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Swanton.

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