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Smith, Alabama
(Tallapoosa County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Smith 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 Smith to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Dadeville [Map], which is the Seat of Tallapoosa County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Smith to Dadeville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,557 miles [10,552.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,259 miles [11,682.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,137 miles [8,267.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smith ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Smith.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Smith. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 34 communities in the United States and Canada - with 34 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alberta

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

Arkansas

Union County

Our profile page for Smith, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the West

California

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Smith, Humboldt County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,158 miles [3,473 km] to the West Northwest

Shasta County

Our profile page for Smith, Shasta County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,069 miles [3,329.7 km] to the West Northwest

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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 county.

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Smith, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 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 county.

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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 county.

Knox County

Our profile page for Smith, Knox County
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 county.

LaPorte County

Our profile page for Smith, LaPorte County   [Map]
Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the North

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Kentucky

Harlan County

Our profile page for Smith, Harlan County   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the North Northeast

Jackson County

Our profile page for Smith, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Winn Parish

Our profile page for Smith, Winn Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the West

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Smith, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the Northeast

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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 county.

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Mississippi

Covington County

Our profile page for Smith, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the West Southwest

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Smith, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the West

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 county.

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Missouri

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Smith, Lincoln County
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 county.

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 county.

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Nevada

Lyon County

Our profile page for Smith, Lyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,918 miles [3,086.7 km] to the West Northwest

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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 county.

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 county.

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 county.

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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 county.

Rowan County

Our profile page for Smith, Rowan County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the Northeast

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 county.

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Ohio

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Smith, Muskingum County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Indiana County

Our profile page for Smith, Indiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Smith, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the East

Chester County

Our profile page for Smith, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Henderson County

Our profile page for Smith, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Bell County

Our profile page for Smith, Bell County   [Map]
Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the West

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Smith, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,547 miles [2,489.7 km] to the West Northwest

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smith) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smith. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5262, Longitude: -85.8147     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smith have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 313.027 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.40 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.119 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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