Switchback, West Virginia

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Unincorporated community
Switchback is located in West Virginia
Switchback is located in the US
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°22′16″N 81°23′8″W / 37.37111°N 81.38556°W / 37.37111; -81.38556Coordinates: 37°22′16″N 81°23′8″W / 37.37111°N 81.38556°W / 37.37111; -81.38556
Country United States
State West Virginia
County McDowell
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1555770[1]

Switchback is an unincorporated community in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States. Switchback had its own high school in operation from 1923 to 1953.

The community's name most likely refers to the shape of nearby railroad tracks.[2] The James Ellwood Jones House and Pocahontas Fuel Company Store were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[3]


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