A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Smithtown, Alabama

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

The location of Smithtown

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for Smithtown
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Smithtown to Mobile, 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 153 miles [246.2 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 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,738 miles [10,843.8 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 7,440 miles [11,973.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,319 miles [8,560.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smithtown ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Smithtown.

While the name Smithtown is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

Jump ahead to ...

 MississippiNew YorkTennessee 
 New BrunswickNorth CarolinaWest Virginia 
 New HampshireOntario  
 New JerseyPennsylvania  


Wayne County

Our profile page for Smithtown, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 49 miles [78.9 km] to the Northwest

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Smithtown   [Map]
Distance: About 1,570 miles [2,526.7 km] to the Northeast

New Hampshire

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Smithtown, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,262 miles [2,031 km] to the Northeast

New Jersey

Hunterdon County

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

- Return to top

New York

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Smithtown, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,084 miles [1,744.5 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

North Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Smithtown, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the East Northeast

Perquimans County

Our profile page for Smithtown, Perquimans County   [Map]
Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the East Northeast

Yadkin County

Our profile page for Smithtown, Yadkin County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top


Our profile page for Smithtown
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.

- Return to top


Bucks County

Our profile page for Smithtown, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 989 miles [1,591.6 km] to the Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Smithtown, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the North Northeast

- Return to top


Bledsoe County

Our profile page for Smithtown, Bledsoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the North Northeast

Marion County

Our profile page for Smithtown, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the North Northeast

- Return to top

West Virginia

Monongalia County

Our profile page for Smithtown, Monongalia County   [Map]
Distance: About 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Mobile County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Smithtown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.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' distance starting in Smithtown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smithtown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8610, Longitude: -88.2086     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smithtown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Smithtown to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.307 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.654 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.36 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Smithtown.