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Smith Ferry, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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How Far From Smith Ferry 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 Ferry 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 Ferry to:

  • Hamburg [Map], which is the Seat of Ashley County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Smith Ferry to Hamburg, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,767 miles [10,890.4 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 7,488 miles [12,050.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,363 miles [8,630.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smith Ferry ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Smith Ferry.

While the name Smith Ferry is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Butts County

Our profile page for Smith Ferry, Butts County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the East

Douglas County

Our profile page for Smith Ferry, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the East


Douglas County

Our profile page for Smith Ferry, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,866 miles [3,003 km] to the West Northwest


Grainger County

Our profile page for Smith Ferry, Grainger County   [Map]
Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Tyler County

Our profile page for Smith Ferry, Tyler County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Tyler County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smith Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0851, Longitude: -91.5821     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smith Ferry 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 Ferry 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 316.587 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 312.605 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 312.347 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Smith Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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