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Smyrna, Alabama
(Houston County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 94 miles [151.3 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Smyrna to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,596 miles [10,615.2 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 7,291 miles [11,733.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,173 miles [8,325.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smyrna ...

We have found 37 communities that share the name Smyrna.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Smyrna. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 36 communities in the United States - with 37 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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 IndianaMississippiSouth Carolina 

Arkansas

Clark County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the West Northwest

Howard County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Howard County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the West Northwest

Pope County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the Northwest

White County

Our profile page for Smyrna, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the Northwest

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California

Tulare County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Tulare County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,974 miles [3,176.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Holmes County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 48 miles [77.2 km] to the South Southwest

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Georgia

Cobb County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the North Northeast

Morgan County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the North Northeast

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Indiana

Decatur County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the North

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the North

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Iowa

Clarke County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the North

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Louisiana

De Soto Parish

Our profile page for Smyrna, De Soto Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the West

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,381 miles [2,222.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Ionia County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Ionia County   [Map]
Distance: About 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Attala County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the West Northwest

Copiah County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Copiah County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Nuckolls County

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

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New York

Chenango County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Chenango County   [Map]
Distance: About 955 miles [1,536.9 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Carteret County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Carteret County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Harrison County

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

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Pennsylvania

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Newberry County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Newberry County   [Map]
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Smyrna, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Carroll County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the North Northwest

Marshall County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the North Northwest

Pickett County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Pickett County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the North

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the North

Warren County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the North

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Texas

Cass County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the West Northwest

Harrison County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the West Northwest

Montague County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Montague County   [Map]
Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the West Northwest

Rains County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Rains County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Bedford County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Bedford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Bedford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Washington

Grant County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,109 miles [3,394.1 km] to the Northwest

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The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smyrna. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2352, Longitude: -85.3255     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smyrna 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 Smyrna 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 312.656 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.792 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.205 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 Smyrna, 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 Smyrna.



 
 
 

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