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Helvetia, West Virginia: Swiss-themed Village

Traditions and the look of a Swiss mountain village are preserved in the rugged terrain of West Virginia. Citizenry in lederhosen only during a festival or event.

County Route 46, Helvetia, WV
50 mi. east of I-79 from Flatwoods to US Hwy 19, follow Hwy 4 east to County Rt 11, heading southeast becomes County Route 46, to Helvetia-Pickens Road.
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Swiss-themed Village

There's a Swiss village in the middle of the West Virgina mountains. After a scary hairpin turn road through the mountains, you arrive at an authentic Swiss village. There's a general store, a cheese shop and a Swiss restaurant -- The Hutte House.

[Kearsley Walsh, 05/07/2010]

June 2011: Photo added of the town library. May 2010: "Swiss and German settlers arrived in 1869 and their descendants remain. Due to the isolation of the area, the traditions of dance, music, food, and holidays have survived through the generations." This is from the Helvetia web site (, so they're not entirely cut off from the modern world.

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