Swiss, West Virginia

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Unincorporated community
Swiss is located in West Virginia
Swiss is located in the US
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°13′59″N 081°07′40″W / 38.23306°N 81.12778°W / 38.23306; -81.12778Coordinates: 38°13′59″N 081°07′40″W / 38.23306°N 81.12778°W / 38.23306; -81.12778
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Nicholas
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Swiss is an unincorporated community in western Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States. Its elevation is 735 ft (224 m).

Swiss is situated on the northern bank of the Gauley River, which also is border with Fayette County. The town is served by West Virginia Route 39.[1]


The Indians called Gauley River "Toki-biloki" falling creek. Swiss is located about ten miles up Gauley River from Gauley Bridge.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Swiss
  2. ^ Swiss History, Mrs. John A. (Edith Henshaw) Kuntz, 1929