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The location of Switch Back

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Welcome to Switch Back ...

Switch Back is located in Bath County.

Switch Back is 2,090 feet [637 m] above sea level.<1>.

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

The area code for Switch Back: (540)

Communities near Switch Back ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Switch Back and not the distance if you drove.<2>.

Community   2017<3>
Population
DirectionDistance
Bolar   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Carloover   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Clifton Forge   [Map]   3,565   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Covington   [Map]   5,531   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Goshen   [Map]   370   E   18 miles [29 km]
Iron Gate   [Map]   363   S   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Communities Also Named Switch Back ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Switch Back - it's located in West Virginia.

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

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 Switch Back. 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 Switch Back. 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 Switch Back.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Switch Back ...

Looking for more information about Switch Back? 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.

Looking for more information about Switch Back? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Switch Back, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Switch Back.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Switch Back. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Bath County

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

The official website for Bath County: www.bathcountyva.org/

The official website for State of Virginia: www.virginia.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Switch Back. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Switch Back) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Switch Back. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0129, Longitude: -79.8428     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Switch Back have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Switch Back.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Switch Back.



 
 
 

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