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Welcome to Little Switzerland ...

Little Switzerland is primarily located in McDowell County<1>. 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).<2>

Little Switzerland is 3,460 feet [1,055 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude 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

Little Switzerland is within the boundaries of the (828) area code.

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.

Communities near Little Switzerland ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Little Switzerland.

  • Marion [McDowell County]
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    • Marion [McDowell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Little Switzerland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<5>
  • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
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    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Little Switzerland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Pine<5>
  • Burnsville [Yancey County]
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    • Burnsville [Yancey County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Little Switzerland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,643 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<5>
  • Glen Alpine [Burke County]
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    • Glen Alpine [Burke County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Little Switzerland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,487 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Alpine<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Montreat [Buncombe County]
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      • Montreat [Buncombe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Little Switzerland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 939 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montreat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montreat<5>
    • Old Fort [McDowell County]
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      • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Little Switzerland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Fort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Fort<5>
    • Newland [Avery County]
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      • Newland [Avery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Little Switzerland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newland<5>
    • Bakersville [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakersville
      • Bakersville [Mitchell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the north of Little Switzerland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bakersville<5>
    • Crossnore [Avery County]
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      • Crossnore [Avery County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Little Switzerland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossnore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossnore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossnore<5>
    • Penland [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penland
      • Penland [Mitchell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the north of Little Switzerland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penland<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Little Switzerland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Little Switzerland.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Little Switzerland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Little Switzerland. See our Newspapers 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About McDowell County

About North Carolina

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>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including McDowell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Little Switzerland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Little Switzerland. 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 Little SwitzerlandOur 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       In this case, the coordinates for Little Switzerland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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