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Smithland, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Magnolia [Map], which is the Seat of Columbia County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Smithland to Magnolia, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 118 miles [189.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). 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 990 miles [1,593.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 57 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,830 miles [10,991.8 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 7,557 miles [12,161.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,433 miles [8,743.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smithland ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Smithland.

While the name Smithland is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Shelby County

Our profile page for Smithland, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the Northeast


Woodbury County

Our profile page for Smithland, Woodbury County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the North


Bourbon County

Our profile page for Smithland, Bourbon County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Bourbon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Livingston County

Our profile page for Smithland, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the Northeast

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Pointe Coupee Parish

Our profile page for Smithland, Pointe Coupee Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Clarion County

Our profile page for Smithland, Clarion County   [Map]
Distance: About 936 miles [1,506.3 km] to the Northeast

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Lincoln County

Our profile page for Smithland, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Marion County

Our profile page for Smithland, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 53 miles [85.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Albemarle County

Our profile page for Smithland, Albemarle County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Albemarle 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Smithland. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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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<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 Smithland 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 317.752 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 313.982 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 313.095 degrees.

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<7>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 Smithland.