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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Smithfield to ...

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

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the East (E). If you could walk a straight line from Smithfield to Edmonton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,796 miles [2,890.4 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 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 6,260 miles [10,074.5 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 7,026 miles [11,307.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,122 miles [8,243.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smithfield ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Smithfield.

While the name Smithfield is unique within Alberta, we know of another 38 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Alabama

Dallas County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Dallas County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Dallas County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,929 miles [3,104.4 km] to the Southeast

Mobile County

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Distance: About 2,048 miles [3,295.9 km] to the Southeast

Illinois

Fulton County

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Distance: About 1,436 miles [2,311 km] to the East Southeast

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Indiana

Delaware County

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Distance: About 1,637 miles [2,634.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Iowa

Story County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Story County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Story County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Kansas

Doniphan County

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

Graham County

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Distance: About 1,187 miles [1,910.3 km] to the Southeast

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Kentucky

Henry County

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Distance: About 1,725 miles [2,776.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Louisiana

West Baton Rouge Parish

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Distance: About 1,962 miles [3,157.5 km] to the Southeast

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Maine

Somerset County

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Distance: About 2,067 miles [3,326.5 km] to the East

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Maryland

Montgomery County

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

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Minnesota

Wabasha County

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

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Missouri

Jasper County

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Distance: About 1,472 miles [2,369 km] to the Southeast

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Nebraska

Gosper County

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Distance: About 1,125 miles [1,810.5 km] to the Southeast

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New Brunswick

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Distance: About 2,142 miles [3,447.2 km] to the East

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New York

Dutchess County

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Distance: About 2,022 miles [3,254.1 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Johnston County

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Distance: About 2,131 miles [3,429.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Nova Scotia

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

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Ohio

Jefferson County

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Distance: About 1,805 miles [2,904.9 km] to the East Southeast

Trumbull County

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This community is historic.
Although located in Trumbull County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Lane County

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

Polk County

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Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the Southwest

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Pennsylvania

Huntingdon County

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

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Rhode Island

Providence County

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Distance: About 2,104 miles [3,386.1 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Aiken County

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Distance: About 2,099 miles [3,378 km] to the East Southeast

Greenwood County

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Distance: About 2,056 miles [3,308.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Tennessee

Monroe County

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Distance: About 1,923 miles [3,094.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Texas

Polk County

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

Tarrant County

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Distance: About 1,659 miles [2,669.9 km] to the Southeast

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Utah

Cache County

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Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the South

Salt Lake County

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Distance: About 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the South

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Virginia

Isle of Wight County

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Distance: About 2,125 miles [3,419.9 km] to the East Southeast

Radford City

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Distance: About 1,965 miles [3,162.4 km] to the East Southeast

Russell County

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Distance: About 1,921 miles [3,091.5 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Jefferson County

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

Wetzel County

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Distance: About 1,850 miles [2,977.3 km] to the East Southeast

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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 'straight-line' distance that begins in Smithfield. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smithfield) 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 Smithfield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Smithfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5701, Longitude: -114.3456     [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 Smithfield 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 334.504 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.527 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.725 degrees.

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<7>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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<8>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 Smithfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Smithfield.



 
 
 

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