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Welcome to Swain ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Swain, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
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
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.
Communities Also Named Swain ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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.
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Swain was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Swain.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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/
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This page was last modified/updated: 21 Nov 2023