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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Smith to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories 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 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 to:

  • El Dorado [Map], which is the Seat of Union County, lies just to the North.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 112 miles [180.2 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Smith 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 7 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 956 miles [1,538.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,807 miles [10,954.8 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 7,531 miles [12,120 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,407 miles [8,701.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smith ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Smith.

While the name Smith is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 35 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Franklin County

Our profile page for Smith, Franklin County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the East Northeast

Tallapoosa County

Our profile page for Smith, Tallapoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the East

Alberta

Our profile page for Smith   [Map]
Distance: About 1,837 miles [2,956.4 km] to the North Northwest

California

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Smith, Humboldt County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,781 miles [2,866.2 km] to the West Northwest

Shasta County

Our profile page for Smith, Shasta County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,695 miles [2,727.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Smith, Sussex County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Sussex County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Smith, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the East Southeast

Taylor County

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

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Indiana

Floyd County

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

Knox County

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

LaPorte County

Our profile page for Smith, LaPorte County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Kentucky

Harlan County

Our profile page for Smith, Harlan County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the East Northeast

Jackson County

Our profile page for Smith, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Louisiana

Winn Parish

Our profile page for Smith, Winn Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 84 miles [135.2 km] to the South

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Smith, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 955 miles [1,536.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Smith, Saint Clair County
This community is historic.
Although located in Saint Clair County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Mississippi

Covington County

Our profile page for Smith, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the East Southeast

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Smith, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the East

Neshoba County

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

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Missouri

Lincoln County

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

Webster County

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

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Nevada

Lyon County

Our profile page for Smith, Lyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,535 miles [2,470.3 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Eddy County

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

San Juan County

Our profile page for Smith, San Juan County
This community is historic.
Although located in San Juan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Union County

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

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North Carolina

Brunswick County

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

Rowan County

Our profile page for Smith, Rowan County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the East Northeast

Stokes County

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

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Ohio

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Smith, Muskingum County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Indiana County

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

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Smith, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the East

Chester County

Our profile page for Smith, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Henderson County

Our profile page for Smith, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Bell County

Our profile page for Smith, Bell County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Smith, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,184 miles [1,905.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Smith ...

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.

Cairo   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest of Smith   [Map]
El Dorado   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Griffin (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Junction City   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lisbon   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Randolph (LA)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Sandy Bend   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Sandy Land   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Scotland   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Spearsville (LA)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Three Creeks   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [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. 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.

Willie Frazier
  Professional football. He was born in El Dorado (Arkansas) on Friday June 19, 1942 and died in Houston (Texas) on Thursday September 5, 2013 at an age of 71. He was buried at Paradise North Cemtery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

El Dorado [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Smith

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Frazier<9>
 
William Edward 'Little Willie' John
  Singer, entertainer. He was born in Cullendale (Arkansas) on Monday November 15, 1937 and died in Walla Walla (Washington) on Sunday May 26, 1968 at an age of 30. He was buried at Detroit Memorial Park East (Michigan).

Cullendale [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Smith

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Edward 'Little Willie' John

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About Union County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Smith. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Union County: www.co.union.ar.us/

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from 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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<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 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 317.271 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.408 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.794 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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 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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<9>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: findagrave.com.

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