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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Smackover, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Smackover and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Smackover:
    • 33.363959, -92.731168
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Smackover
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Smackover ...

We have found one communities that share the name Smackover.

There is one other community in Arkansas which is also named Smackover.

Beyond Arkansas.

  • Communities Located In Arkansas ...
    • Ouachita County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Smackover [Ouachita County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Smackover ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cross Roads [Ouachita County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Roads
    • Cross Roads [Ouachita County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Smackover
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Roads
  • Frenchport [Ouachita County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchport
    • Frenchport [Ouachita County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Smackover
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchport
  • Joyce City [Ouachita County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joyce City
    • Joyce City [Ouachita County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Smackover
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joyce City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joyce City
  • Liberty [Ouachita County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty [Ouachita County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Smackover
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Lisbon [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Smackover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
    • Little Bay [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Bay
      • Little Bay [Calhoun County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Smackover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Bay
    • Sandy Land [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Land
      • Sandy Land [Union County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Smackover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Land
    • Snow Hill [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Ouachita County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Smackover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Smackover. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Willie Frazier     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in El Dorado (Arkansas) on Friday June 19, 1942 and died in Houston (Texas) on Thursday September 5, 2013 at the age of 71. He is buried at Paradise North Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).
      • El Dorado is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Smackover.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Frazier<4>
    • Arvel Odell Hale     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Hosston (Louisiana) on Monday August 10, 1908 and died in El Dorado (Arkansas) on Monday June 9, 1980 at the age of 71. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery (Union County, Arkansas).
      • El Dorado is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Smackover.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arvel Odell Hale<4>
    • William Edward 'Little Willie' John     (Singer, entertainer)
    • Lynwood Thomas 'Schoolboy' Rowe     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Tueday January 11, 1910 and died in El Dorado (Arkansas) on Sunday January 8, 1961 at the age of 51. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery (Union County, Arkansas).
      • El Dorado is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Smackover.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lynwood Thomas 'Schoolboy' Rowe<4>

How Far From Smackover to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Smackover to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Smackover and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • El Dorado, which is the Seat of Union County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Smackover to El Dorado, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 98 miles [157.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 953 miles [1,533.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,798 miles [10,940.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,523 miles [12,107.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,399 miles [8,688.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Union County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Union County: www.co.union.ar.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Smackover could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smackover) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Smackover. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Smackover

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smackover. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3640, Longitude: -92.7312       In this case, the coordinates for Smackover have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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.
<6>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 Smackover to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.346 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.526 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.794 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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