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1890 Communities Near Switchback ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Switchback had railroad service and no post office.

Abbs Valley   (Mercer County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Abbs Valley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Switchback
 - Abbs Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Ada   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Switchback
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Ada had a post office and railroad service
 
Algoma   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Switchback
 - Algoma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bailey (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Switchback
 - Bailey had railroad service and no post office
 
Bethel   (Mercer County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bethel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Switchback
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bluefield   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Switchback
 - 1895 population of 1,775 people (with 10,191 people in 2016)
 - Bluefield had a post office and railroad service
 
Bramwell   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Switchback
 - 1895 population of 499 people (with 352 people in 2016)
 - Bramwell had a post office and railroad service
 
Coaldale   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Switchback
 - Coaldale had a post office and railroad service
 
Coopers   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Switchback
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Coopers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cove Creek (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Switchback
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Cove Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duhring   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Switchback
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Duhring had a post office and railroad service
 
Elkhorn   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Switchback
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Elkhorn had a post office and railroad service
 
 - ennis had a post office and railroad service
 
Falls Mills (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Switchback
 - 1895 population of 228 people
 - Falls Mills had a post office and railroad service
 
Flipping   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Switchback
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Flipping had railroad service and no post office
 
Freeman   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Switchback
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Freeman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kyle   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Switchback
 - Kyle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lashmeet   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Switchback
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Lashmeet had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maybeury   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Switchback
 - 1895 population of 875 people
 - Maybeury had railroad service and no post office
 
New Hope   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Switchback
 - 1895 population of 10 people
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pinoak   (Mercer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Switchback
 - Pinoak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pocahontas (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Switchback
 - 1895 population of 2,953 people (with 376 people in 2016)
 - Pocahontas had a post office and railroad service
 
Powhatan   (McDowell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Switchback
 - Powhatan had a post office and railroad service
 
Saint Clair (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Switchback
 - Saint Clair had a post office and no railroad service
 
Springville (VA)   (Tazewell County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Switchback
 - Springville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stowersville (VA)   (Bland County (VA))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Switchback
 - Stowersville had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Switchback, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Switchback. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3712, Longitude: -81.3857     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Switchback have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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