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Smiths Ferry, Alabama
(Greene County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Eutaw [Map], which is the Seat of Greene County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Smiths Ferry to Eutaw, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 115 miles [185.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,639 miles [10,684.4 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 7,350 miles [11,828.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,226 miles [8,410.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smiths Ferry ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Smiths Ferry.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Smiths Ferry. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 11 communities in the United States - with 12 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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Arkansas

Garland County

Our profile page for Smiths Ferry, Garland County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the West Northwest

California

Fresno County

Our profile page for Smiths Ferry, Fresno County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,786 miles [2,874.3 km] to the West Northwest

Idaho

Valley County

Our profile page for Smiths Ferry, Valley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,690 miles [2,719.8 km] to the Northwest

Kansas

Shawnee County

Our profile page for Smiths Ferry, Shawnee County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the Northwest

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Smiths Ferry, Hampden County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,067 miles [1,717.2 km] to the Northeast

Hampshire County

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

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Mississippi

Warren County

Our profile page for Smiths Ferry, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the West Southwest

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Pennsylvania

Beaver County

Our profile page for Smiths Ferry, Beaver County   [Map]
Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Union County

Our profile page for Smiths Ferry, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Tyler County

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

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Virginia

Southampton County

Our profile page for Smiths Ferry, Southampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the East Northeast

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Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Greene County

About Alabama

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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 stretches from Smiths Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Smiths Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smiths Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8615, Longitude: -88.1614     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smiths Ferry 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 Smiths Ferry 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 314.451 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.094 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.976 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Smiths Ferry.



 
 
 

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