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The location of Smithville

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Smithville ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Jonesboro. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the southwest of where Smithville would have been located. Jonesboro has a population of 74,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Paragould. It lies just north of Smithville and has a population of 28,200 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Blytheville   [Map]   14,375   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Brookland   [Map]   3,098   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Corning   [Map]   3,118   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Gosnell   [Map]   3,225   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Manila   [Map]   3,220   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Newport   [Map]   7,756   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Osceola   [Map]   7,086   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Piggott   [Map]   3,611   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pocahontas   [Map]   6,469   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Trumann   [Map]   7,129   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Walnut Ridge   [Map]   4,674   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Wynne   [Map]   8,078   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Hayti (MO)   [Map]   2,718   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Kennett (MO)   [Map]   10,564   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Daniels Point Landing (TN)   [Map]   ---   E   43 miles [69.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bay   [Map]   1,817   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Beech Grove   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Black Oak   [Map]   268   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bono   [Map]   2,279   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Caraway   [Map]   1,276   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lafe   [Map]   462   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lake City   [Map]   2,405   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lake View   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Leachville   [Map]   1,826   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Light   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Monette   [Map]   1,562   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Oak Grove Heights   [Map]   1,009   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sedgwick   [Map]   146   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Walcott   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cardwell (MO)   [Map]   677   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Craighead County ...

Smithville would have been located within present day Craighead County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Craighead County: Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett & Dunklin (MO).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Smithville ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Smithville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Smithville. 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 Smithville. 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 Smithville ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Jonesboro Muni.(JBR/KJBR)   [Map]   JBR   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kirk Fld.   [Map]   PGR   NNE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Manila Muni.   [Map]   MXA   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Walnut Ridge Rgnl.(ICAO: KARG)   [Map]   ARG   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Marked Tree Muni.   [Map]   6M8   SSE   28 miles [45.1 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 Smithville.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Smithville. 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
Report  
DirectionDistance
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   SSE   69 miles [111 km]
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   SW   125 miles [201.2 km]
Lambert - St. Louis Intl. (STL/KSTL)   [Map]   STL   N   194 miles [312.2 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   E   216 miles [347.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tunica Muni. (ICAO: KUTA)   [Map]   UTA   S   86 miles [138.4 km]
Cape Girardeau Rgnl. (CGI/KCGI)   [Map]   CGI   NNE   104 miles [167.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Jonesboro Muni.(JBR/KJBR)   [Map]   JBR   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kirk Fld.   [Map]   PGR   NNE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Manila Muni.   [Map]   MXA   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Walnut Ridge Rgnl.(ICAO: KARG)   [Map]   ARG   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Marked Tree Muni.   [Map]   6M8   SSE   28 miles [45.1 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.

Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
        Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Walnut Ridge Rgnl.   (ICAO: KARG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Arkansas Intl.   (ICAO: KBYH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kennett Meml.   (ICAO: KTKX)   [Map]
        Website for Kennett Memorial Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Blytheville Muni.   (ICAO: KHKA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lambert - St. Louis Intl.   (STL/KSTL)   [Map]
        Website for Lambert - Saint Louis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville 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
 
Tunica Muni.   (ICAO: KUTA)   [Map]
        Website for Tunica Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cape Girardeau Rgnl.   (CGI/KCGI)   [Map]
        Website for Cape Girardeau Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jonesboro Muni.   (JBR/KJBR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Arkansas

About Craighead County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Craighead County: www.craigheadcounty.org/

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



Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9292, Longitude: -90.5551     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smithville 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 Smithville), 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 Smithville.



 
 
 

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