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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Smeltzer to ...

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

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

  • Van Buren [Map], which is the Seat of Crawford County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 125 miles [201.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Smeltzer to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 977 miles [1,572.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,751 miles [10,864.7 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 7,487 miles [12,049.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,367 miles [8,637.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smeltzer ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Smeltzer.

While the name Smeltzer is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Orange County

Our profile page for Smeltzer, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,348 miles [2,169.4 km] to the West


Frederick County

Our profile page for Smeltzer, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the East Northeast


Armstrong County

Our profile page for Smeltzer, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 895 miles [1,440.4 km] to the East Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Smeltzer ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Ball   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast of Smeltzer   [Map]
Catcher   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cross Lanes   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dean Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Deans Market   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dripping Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Figure Five   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Furry   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Greenwood   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Greenwood Junction   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Hobbtown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Meadows   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

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 Smeltzer. 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.

Marvin Edward Blaylock
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Monday September 30, 1929 and died in Conway (Arkansas) on Saturday October 23, 1993 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Fort Smith [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Smeltzer

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Edward Blaylock<7>
Ernest Whitman
  Actor. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Tueday February 21, 1893 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 5, 1954 at an age of 61.

Fort Smith [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Smeltzer

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Whitman

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Smeltzer. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smeltzer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smeltzer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4579, Longitude: -94.3113     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smeltzer 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 Smeltzer 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 318.578 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.234 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.171 degrees.

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<7>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:

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