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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Smith.

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How Far From Smith to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Smith to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Smith to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 113 miles [181.9 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Smith to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,792 miles [2,883.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,155 miles [9,905.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,920 miles [11,136.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,028 miles [8,091.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smith ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Smith.

While the name Smith is unique within Alberta, we know of another 35 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Alabama

Franklin County

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This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,907 miles [3,069 km] to the Southeast

Tallapoosa County

Our profile page for Smith, Tallapoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,074 miles [3,337.8 km] to the Southeast

Arkansas

Union County

Our profile page for Smith, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,837 miles [2,956.4 km] to the Southeast

California

Humboldt County

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This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,118 miles [1,799.2 km] to the South Southwest

Shasta County

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Distance: About 1,070 miles [1,722 km] to the South Southwest

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Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Smith, Sussex County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Sussex County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Florida

Hillsborough County

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Distance: About 2,464 miles [3,965.4 km] to the Southeast

Taylor County

Our profile page for Smith, Taylor County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Taylor County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Indiana

Floyd County

Our profile page for Smith, Floyd County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Floyd County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Knox County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Knox County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

LaPorte County

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Distance: About 1,543 miles [2,483.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Kentucky

Harlan County

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Distance: About 1,922 miles [3,093.2 km] to the East Southeast

Jackson County

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Distance: About 1,861 miles [2,995 km] to the East Southeast

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Louisiana

Winn Parish

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This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,916 miles [3,083.5 km] to the Southeast

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Maryland

Frederick County

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Distance: About 2,006 miles [3,228.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Michigan

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Smith, Saint Clair County
This community is historic.
Although located in Saint Clair County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Mississippi

Covington County

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Distance: About 2,006 miles [3,228.3 km] to the Southeast

Lauderdale County

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Distance: About 1,998 miles [3,215.5 km] to the Southeast

Neshoba County

Our profile page for Smith, Neshoba County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Neshoba County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Missouri

Lincoln County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lincoln County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Webster County

Our profile page for Smith, Webster County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Webster County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Nevada

Lyon County

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Distance: About 1,156 miles [1,860.4 km] to the South Southwest

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New Mexico

Eddy County

Our profile page for Smith, Eddy County
This community is historic.
Although located in Eddy County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

San Juan County

Our profile page for Smith, San Juan County
This community is historic.
Although located in San Juan County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Union County

Our profile page for Smith, Union County
This community is historic.
Although located in Union County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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North Carolina

Brunswick County

Our profile page for Smith, Brunswick County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Brunswick County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Rowan County

Our profile page for Smith, Rowan County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,077 miles [3,342.6 km] to the East Southeast

Stokes County

Our profile page for Smith, Stokes County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Stokes County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Ohio

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Smith, Muskingum County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,810 miles [2,912.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Indiana County

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Distance: About 1,877 miles [3,020.7 km] to the East Southeast

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

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Distance: About 2,244 miles [3,611.4 km] to the East Southeast

Chester County

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Distance: About 2,100 miles [3,379.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Tennessee

Henderson County

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Distance: About 1,799 miles [2,895.2 km] to the Southeast

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Texas

Bell County

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Distance: About 1,854 miles [2,983.7 km] to the South Southeast

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Utah

Davis County

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Distance: About 988 miles [1,590 km] to the South

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The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Smith. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smith) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Smith. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Smith

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smith. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.1667, Longitude: -114.0333     [Map].

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Smith to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 334.249 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.37 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.219 degrees.

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<7>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 Smith, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Smith.



 
 
 

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