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Smithfield, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Smithfield to Mobile, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 163 miles [262.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,748 miles [10,859.9 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 7,449 miles [11,988 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,328 miles [8,574.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smithfield ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Smithfield.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Smithfield. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 36 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


Other Communities Located In 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 county.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the North Northeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alberta

Our profile page for Smithfield   [Map]
Distance: About 2,048 miles [3,295.9 km] to the North Northwest

Illinois

Fulton County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the North

Indiana

Delaware County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the North Northeast

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 county.

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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 county.

Graham County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Graham County   [Map]
Distance: About 893 miles [1,437.1 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Henry County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

West Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Smithfield, West Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 183 miles [294.5 km] to the West

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Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,386 miles [2,230.6 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Montgomery County
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 county.

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Minnesota

Wabasha County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Wabasha County
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 county.

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Missouri

Jasper County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Gosper County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Gosper County   [Map]
Distance: About 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Smithfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,548 miles [2,491.3 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Dutchess County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Dutchess County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,120 miles [1,802.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Johnston County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Johnston County   [Map]
Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

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 county.

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Ohio

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the North Northeast

Trumbull County

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

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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 county.

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Lane County
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 county.

Polk County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,129 miles [3,426.3 km] to the Northwest

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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 county.

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,206 miles [1,940.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the East Northeast

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Monroe County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the North Northeast

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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 county.

Tarrant County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Tarrant County   [Map]
Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Utah

Cache County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Cache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,517 miles [2,441.4 km] to the Northwest

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,487 miles [2,393.1 km] to the Northwest

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Virginia

Isle of Wight County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Isle of Wight County   [Map]
Distance: About 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the Northeast

Radford City

Our profile page for Smithfield, Radford City   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the Northeast

Russell County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Russell County   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the Northeast

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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 county.

Wetzel County

Our profile page for Smithfield, Wetzel County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6619, Longitude: -88.2117     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smithfield 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 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 314.29 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.607 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.395 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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