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Smiths, Alabama

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Welcome to Smiths ...

Although we found mention of Smiths during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Smiths was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

We've added Smiths to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Smiths, please Contact Us.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Smiths might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: While Smiths is in the Central Time Zone, the area just to the east is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

We believe that Smiths would be found within the (334) area code.

The ZIP code for Smiths: 36877<2>

Communities near Smiths ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Smiths and not the distance if you drove.<3>.

Community   2015<4>
Crawford   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ladonia   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Opelika   [Map]   29,527   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Phenix City   [Map]   37,570   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Prince Crossroads   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Valley   [Map]   9,464   N   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Smiths.

Communities Also Named Smiths ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Smiths - they are located in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa (2), Maine, Massachusetts (2), Michigan (3), Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Smiths.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Smiths. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Smiths. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Smiths.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Smiths:

Websites for Smiths ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Smiths ...

Looking for more information about Smiths? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Smiths, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Smiths.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Smiths. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Smiths and then turned east". While Smiths could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Smiths as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

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 Smiths could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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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<2>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Smiths). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Smiths or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Smiths. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smiths) 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 Smiths. 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 Smiths

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Smiths.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Smiths.


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