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Smithland, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Smithland.

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Around Smithland ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Texarkana (TX). It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the west of Smithland. Texarkana (TX) has a population of 37,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Texarkana. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the west of Smithland and has a population of 30,300 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Smithland and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Camden   [Map]   11,219   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
El Dorado   [Map]   18,339   E   41 miles [66 km]
Gurdon   [Map]   2,137   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Hope   [Map]   9,892   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Magnolia   [Map]   11,601   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Prescott   [Map]   3,073   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Haughton (LA)   [Map]   3,325   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Haynesville (LA)   [Map]   2,148   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Homer (LA)   [Map]   2,964   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Minden (LA)   [Map]   12,577   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Springhill (LA)   [Map]   5,048   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Vivian (LA)   [Map]   3,585   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Atlanta (TX)   [Map]   5,638   W   46 miles [74 km]
Nash (TX)   [Map]   3,328   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Wake Village (TX)   [Map]   5,455   W   44 miles [70.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Bradley   [Map]   552   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Buckner   [Map]   246   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
College Hill   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Emerson   [Map]   350   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kress City   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lewisville   [Map]   1,154   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Macedonia   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
McKamie   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
McNeil   [Map]   491   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Old Town   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Stamps   [Map]   1,519   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Taylor   [Map]   538   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Waldo   [Map]   1,283   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Walnut Hill   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cullen (LA)   [Map]   1,115   S   18 miles [29 km]

For more communities neighboring Smithland, please visit our County-by-County Page for Smithland.

Columbia County ...

Smithland is located in Columbia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Columbia County: Lafayette, Nevada, Ouachita, Union, Claiborne (LA) & Webster (LA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Smithland ...

As we travel, we always see a community 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.

Box Springs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Smithland   [Map]
Experiment   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Forest Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Friendship   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Harmony   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Horsehead   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hunt   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lumber   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Magnolia   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Rocky Mound   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Waldo   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Smithland.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Smithland. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Smithland. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Arkansas

    Arkansas Tourism

    Fishing in Arkansas
    Hunting in Arkansas

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Arkansas

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Arkansas

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Arkansas

Airports Near Smithland ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Smithland.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Magnolia Muni.   [Map]   AGO   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Springhill Airport   [Map]   SPH   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Stephens - Ouachita Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   NE   23 miles [37 km]
South Arkansas Rgnl.(ELD/KELD)   [Map]   ELD   E   32 miles [51.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Smithland.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Smithland. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   NNE   122 miles [196.3 km]
Dallas Love Fld. (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]   DAL   W   202 miles [325.1 km]
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl. (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]   DFW   W   212 miles [341.2 km]
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.    [Map]   ---   W   213 miles [342.8 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   ENE   231 miles [371.8 km]
Tulsa Intl. (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]   TUL   NW   249 miles [400.7 km]
George Bush Intercontinental (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]   IAH   SSW   252 miles [405.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
South Arkansas Rgnl.(ELD/KELD)   [Map]   ELD   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Texarkana Rgnl. (TXK/KTXK)   [Map]   TXK   WNW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Shreveport Rgnl. (SHV/KSHV)   [Map]   SHV   SSW   60 miles [96.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Magnolia Muni.   [Map]   AGO   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Springhill Airport   [Map]   SPH   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Stephens - Ouachita Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   NE   23 miles [37 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
        Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Dallas Love Fld.   (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]
        Website for Dallas Love Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Monroe Rgnl.   (MLU/KMLU)   [Map]
        Website for Monroe Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Harrell Fld.   (ICAO: KCDH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.   (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]
        Website for Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tulsa Intl.   (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]
        Website for Tulsa International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
George Bush Intercontinental   (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
        Website for George Bush Intercontinental Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
South Arkansas Rgnl.   (ELD/KELD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Texarkana Rgnl.   (TXK/KTXK)   [Map]
        Website for Texarkana Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Shreveport Rgnl.   (SHV/KSHV)   [Map]
        Website for Shreveport Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Columbia County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Smithland.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2321, Longitude: -93.3829     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smithland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Smithland), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Smithland.