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Welcome to Swain ...

Swain is located in Allegany County<1>.

The community of Swain has also been called Swains Station. and Swainsville (and there are additional names). For more information about the names of Swain, see The Names of Swain on our Genealogy Page.

Swain is 1,310 feet [399 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Communities Also Named Swain ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Swain - they are located in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina (2), Oregon and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Swain ...

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

  • Hornell [Steuben County]
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    • Hornell [Steuben County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Swain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,217 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hornell<4>
  • North Dansville [Livingston County]
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    • North Dansville [Livingston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Swain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,143 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Dansville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Alfred [Allegany County]
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    • Alfred [Allegany County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the south of Swain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,909 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alfred have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Dansville [Livingston County]
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    • Dansville [Livingston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Swain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,334 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dansville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dansville<4>
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    • Mount Morris [Livingston County]
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      • Mount Morris [Livingston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the north of Swain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Morris have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hornellsville [Steuben County]
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      • Hornellsville [Steuben County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Swain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,948 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hornellsville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Alfred [Allegany County]
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      • Alfred [Allegany County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the south of Swain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,919 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alfred have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Alfred has also been known as:
      • Alfred village
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alfred<4>
    • Wayland [Steuben County]
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      • Wayland [Steuben County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the east of Swain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,879 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Perry [Wyoming County]
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      • Perry [Wyoming County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northwest of Swain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perry have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perry<4>
    • Groveland [Livingston County]
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      • Groveland [Livingston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the north of Swain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,163 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groveland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groveland

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 Swain. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Swain.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Swain. 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 Swain.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Swain. See our Newspapers Page for Swain.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Swain ...

Looking for more information about Swain? 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 Swain, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Swain.

Adding Swain to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Swain in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Swain was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Swain on our Genealogy Page.

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

The official website for Allegany County: www.alleganyco.com/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Allegany, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Swain - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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- Swain) 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 Swain. 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 SwainOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4782, Longitude: -77.8531    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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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