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Welcome to Fort Smith ...

The city of Fort Smith is located in Sebastian County and is the County Seat for Sebastian County.

A typical abbreviation for Fort Smith: Ft. Smith

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Fort Smith has a population of 88,037 people<1> (see below for details).

Fort Smith is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Fort Smith lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Fort Smith: (479)

The ZIP codes for Fort Smith: 72901-72906, 72908, 72913-72914, 72916-72919<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fort Smith had a population of 86,209 people (or 68.56% of the total population of Sebastian County). This makes Fort Smith the county's most populous community.

The population of Fort Smith represents 2.96% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 86,209 people, the population of Fort Smith increased 7.4% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 80,268 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Fort Smith had an population of 88,037 people. This is an increase of 2.12% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.68% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fort Smith.

Communities near Fort Smith ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Fort Smith and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Alma   [Map]   5,738   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cedarville   [Map]   1,399   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Charleston   [Map]   2,463   E   18 miles [29 km]
Greenwood   [Map]   9,405   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lavaca   [Map]   2,444   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mulberry   [Map]   1,641   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Communities Also Named Fort Smith ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Fort Smith - they are located in Georgia, Montana, Nevada and Northwest Territories.

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

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 Fort Smith. 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 Fort Smith. 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 Fort Smith. Our list includes 80 papers.

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

Websites for Fort Smith ...

Official Website:   www.fsark.com/
 
Chamber of Commerce:   www.fschamber.com/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Smith ...

Looking for more information about Fort Smith? 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 Fort Smith, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Smith.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fort Smith: www.fsark.com/

The official website for Sebastian County: www.sebastiancountyonline.com/

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fort Smith.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Smith - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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 city (such as Fort Smith). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fort Smith or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Fort Smith includes: 72901, 72902, 72903, 72904, 72905, 72908, 72913, 72916, 72917, 72918 & 72919.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Fort Smith. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fort Smith) 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 Fort Smith. 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 Fort Smith

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Smith. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3629, Longitude: -94.3727     [Map].

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