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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Smith Corner 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 Smith Corner 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 Corner to:

  • Marianna [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies just to the East.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 76 miles [122.3 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Smith Corner 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 5 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 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 47 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,656 miles [10,711.8 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 7,381 miles [11,878.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,257 miles [8,460.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smith Corner ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Smith Corner.

While the name Smith Corner is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Kern County

Our profile page for Smith Corner, Kern County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,597 miles [2,570.1 km] to the West


New London County

Our profile page for Smith Corner, New London County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,119 miles [1,800.9 km] to the East Northeast

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Smith Corner   [Map]
Distance: About 1,515 miles [2,438.2 km] to the Northeast

New Hampshire

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Smith Corner, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,204 miles [1,937.7 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Albany County

Our profile page for Smith Corner, Albany County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,047 miles [1,685 km] to the Northeast

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

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Blair County

Our profile page for Smith Corner, Blair County   [Map]
Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Caledonia County

Our profile page for Smith Corner, Caledonia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,191 miles [1,916.7 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Smith Corner ...

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.

Cypress Corner   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast of Smith Corner   [Map]
Four Forks   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Gill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Hopper   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Little Prairie (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Poplar Grove   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Spring Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Turkey Scratch   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Vineyard   -   8 miles [12.9 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 Smith Corner. 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.

Robert Nighthawk     (Born as Robert Lee McCollum)
  Musician. He was born in Helena (Arkansas) on Tueday November 30, 1909 and died in Helena (Arkansas) on Sunday November 5, 1967 at an age of 58. He was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Phillips County, Arkansas) [Map].

Helena [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Smith Corner

Helena [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Smith Corner

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Nighthawk<8>
Oscar Polk
  Actor. He was born in Marianna (Arkansas) on Monday December 25, 1899 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday January 4, 1949 at an age of 49. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York) [Map].

Marianna [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Smith Corner

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Polk

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smith Corner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7754, Longitude: -90.9084     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smith Corner 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 Corner 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 316.307 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.505 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.766 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 (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 Smith Corner 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.

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<8>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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