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1890 Communities Near Smith ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Smith in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Smith.

Blanchard Springs   (Union County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Blanchard Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the South (S) from Smith
 - 1895 population of 208 people
 - Blanchard Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caledonia   (Union County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Smith
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Caledonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cane Ridge (LA)   (Union Parish (LA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cane Ridge was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South (S) from Smith
 - Cane Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Champagnolle   (Union County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Smith
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Champagnolle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cherry Ridge (LA)   (Union Parish (LA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cherry Ridge was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Smith
 - Cherry Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clayton (LA)   (Union Parish (LA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Clayton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Smith
 - Clayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Conway (LA)   (Union Parish (LA))       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Smith
 - Conway had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cornie   (Union County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Smith
 - Cornie had a post office and no railroad service
 
El Dorado   (Union County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Smith
 - 1895 population of 455 people (with 18,030 people in 2017)
 - El Dorado had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hillsboro   (Union County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Smith
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Hillsboro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lapile   (Union County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East (E) from Smith
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Lapile had a post office and no railroad service
 
Liberty   (Ouachita County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Smith
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lisbon   (Union County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Smith
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Lisbon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Bay   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North (N) from Smith
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Little Bay had a post office and railroad service
 
Moro Bay   (Bradley County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Smith
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Moro Bay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Holly   (Union County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Smith
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Mount Holly had a post office and no railroad service
 
New London   (Union County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) from Smith
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - New London had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakland (LA)   (Union Parish (LA))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Smith
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shuler   (Union County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Smith
 - Shuler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spearsville (LA)   (Union Parish (LA))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Smith
 - 1895 population of 84 people (with 135 people in 2017)
 - Spearsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spotville   (Columbia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West (W) from Smith
 - Spotville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Summerfield (LA)   (Claiborne Parish (LA))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Smith
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Summerfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Three Creeks   (Union County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Smith
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Three Creeks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wards Mill (LA)   (Claiborne Parish (LA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wards Mill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Smith
 - Wards Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Weldon (LA)   (Claiborne Parish (LA))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Smith
 - Weldon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wesson   (Union County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Smith
 - Wesson had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Smith. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smith) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smith. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1357, Longitude: -92.6502     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smith have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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