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Smithdale, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Wynne [Map], which is the Seat of Cross County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Smithdale to Wynne, 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 110 miles [177 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). 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 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,617 miles [10,649 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 7,342 miles [11,815.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,218 miles [8,397.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smithdale ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Smithdale.

While the name Smithdale is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Cullman County

Our profile page for Smithdale, Cullman County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the East Southeast


Livingston County

Our profile page for Smithdale, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the North Northeast


Amite County

Our profile page for Smithdale, Amite County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the South


Harrison County

Our profile page for Smithdale, Harrison County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the Northeast

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

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Allegheny County

Our profile page for Smithdale, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Childress County

Our profile page for Smithdale, Childress County   [Map]
Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the West

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2609, Longitude: -90.5232     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smithdale 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 Smithdale 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 316.098 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.328 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.506 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 Smithdale, 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 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 Smithdale.