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Smyrna, Alabama
(Randolph County)

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Introduction ...

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

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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:

  • Wedowee [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Smyrna to Wedowee, 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 90 miles [144.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 600 miles [965.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,497 miles [10,455.9 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 7,202 miles [11,590.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,079 miles [8,173.9 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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Arkansas

Clark County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the West

Howard County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Howard County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the West

Pope County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the West Northwest

White County

Our profile page for Smyrna, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the West Northwest

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California

Tulare County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Tulare County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,920 miles [3,089.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Holmes County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the South

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Georgia

Cobb County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 61 miles [98.2 km] to the East Northeast

Morgan County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 km] to the East

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Indiana

Decatur County

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Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the North

Jefferson County

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

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Iowa

Clarke County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the North

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Louisiana

De Soto Parish

Our profile page for Smyrna, De Soto Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the West

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,266 miles [2,037.4 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Ionia County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Ionia County   [Map]
Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Attala County

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Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the West

Copiah County

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Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Nebraska

Nuckolls County

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Distance: About 834 miles [1,342.2 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Chenango County

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Distance: About 832 miles [1,339 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Carteret County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Carteret County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Harrison County

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Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Newberry County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Newberry County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the East Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Smyrna, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Carroll County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the Northwest

Marshall County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the North Northwest

Pickett County

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Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the North

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the North Northwest

Warren County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the North

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Texas

Cass County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the West

Harrison County

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

Montague County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Montague County   [Map]
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the West

Rains County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Rains County   [Map]
Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the West

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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 2,006 miles [3,228.3 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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: 33.4568, Longitude: -85.4458     [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 312.863 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.34 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.771 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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