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The location of Little Switzerland













Welcome to Little Switzerland ...

Little Switzerland is primarily located in McDowell County. A portion of Little Switzerland extends into Mitchell County.

The location of Little Switzerland has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Little Switzerland is 3,460 feet [1,055 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Little Switzerland is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Little Switzerland: (828)

Communities Also Named Little Switzerland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Little Switzerland - it's located in Oregon.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Little Switzerland. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Little Switzerland. 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 Little Switzerland.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Little Switzerland ...

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

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

Communities near Little Switzerland ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Marion   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the South (S) of Little Switzerland

Spruce Pine   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of Little Switzerland

Located in Mitchell County

Burnsville   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Little Switzerland

Located in Yancey County

Glen Alpine   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Little Switzerland

Located in Burke County

Old Fort   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Little Switzerland

Montreat   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Little Switzerland

Located in Buncombe County

Newland   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Little Switzerland

Located in Avery County

Bakersville   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Little Switzerland

Located in Mitchell County

Crossnore   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Little Switzerland

Located in Avery County

Penland   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of Little Switzerland

Located in Mitchell County

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Little Switzerland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Little Switzerland) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Little Switzerland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Little Switzerland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Switzerland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8493, Longitude: -82.0904     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little Switzerland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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