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Welcome to Fort Smith ...

The city of Fort Smith is located in Sebastian County<1> and is the County Seat for Sebastian County.

A typical abbreviation for Fort Smith: Ft. Smith

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fort Smith has a population of 87,891 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Fort Smith.

Fort Smith is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<3>.

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<4>

Websites for Fort Smith ...

Official Website:   www.fsark.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.fschamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fort Smith had an population of 87,891 people. This is an increase of 1.95% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.5% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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).

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

Adding Fort Smith to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Fort Smith in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Fort Smith elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fort Smith on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Fort Smith ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fort Smith.

  • Greenwood [Sebastian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Sebastian County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Fort Smith
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,414 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
  • Alma [Crawford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma
    • Alma [Crawford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Fort Smith
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,864 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alma<7>
  • Pocola [Le Flore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocola
    • Pocola [Le Flore County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Smith
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,121 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pocola have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocola
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pocola<7>
  • Roland [Sequoyah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roland
    • Roland [Sequoyah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Fort Smith
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,911 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roland<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Muldrow [Sequoyah County]
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      • Muldrow [Sequoyah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Fort Smith
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muldrow have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muldrow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muldrow<7>
    • Charleston [Franklin County]
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      • Charleston [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Fort Smith
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,467 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<7>
    • Lavaca [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lavaca
      • Lavaca [Sebastian County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Fort Smith
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,427 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lavaca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lavaca<7>
    • Spiro [Le Flore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spiro
      • Spiro [Le Flore County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Smith
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,158 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spiro have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spiro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spiro<7>
    • Mulberry [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Crawford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Fort Smith
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,692 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mulberry<7>
    • Cedarville [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
      • Cedarville [Crawford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Fort Smith
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedarville<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fort Smith. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Smith.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fort Smith.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Smith. Our list includes 80 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fort Smith.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arkansas

About Sebastian County

About Arkansas

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: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Sebastian, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fort Smith.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Smith - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3629, Longitude: -94.3727    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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