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Smith Chapel, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Wynne [Map], which is the Seat of Cross County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Smith Chapel to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,634 miles [10,676.4 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 7,360 miles [11,844.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,236 miles [8,426.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smith Chapel ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Smith Chapel.

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

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Cumberland County

Our profile page for Smith Chapel, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the East

Jackson County

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

Macon County

Our profile page for Smith Chapel, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Smith Chapel. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Smith Chapel) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smith Chapel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1640, Longitude: -90.8471     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smith Chapel 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 Smith Chapel 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 316.298 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.546 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.667 degrees.

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<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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Smith Chapel.