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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Smithville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Smithville to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Smithville once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Smithville to:

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 131 miles [210.8 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Smithville to Little Rock, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 768 miles [1,236 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,585 miles [10,597.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,312 miles [11,767.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,189 miles [8,350.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Smithville ...

We have found 57 communities that share the name Smithville.

Within Arkansas, there are 3 communities which are also named Smithville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 54 communities in the United States and Canada - with 55 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Arkansas

Communities outside of Arkansas


Other Communities Located In Arkansas

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Smithville, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 43 miles [69.2 km] to the West Northwest

Miller County

Our profile page for Smithville, Miller County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the Southwest

Union County

Our profile page for Smithville, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the South Southwest


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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 IndianaMississippiOntarioWashington
 KansasMissouriPennsylvaniaWest Virginia
 KentuckyNew HampshireSouth Carolina 
 LouisianaNew JerseySouth Dakota 

Alabama

Chilton County

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

Henry County

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

California

Shasta County

Our profile page for Smithville, Shasta County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,752 miles [2,819.6 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Putnam County

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

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Georgia

Lee County

Our profile page for Smithville, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Peoria County

Our profile page for Smithville, Peoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the North

Wayne County

Our profile page for Smithville, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Indiana

Monroe County

Our profile page for Smithville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the Northeast

Owen County

Our profile page for Smithville, Owen County   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the Northeast

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Kansas

Clay County

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

Ottawa County

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

Smith County

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

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Kentucky

Bullitt County

Our profile page for Smithville, Bullitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Smithville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Smithville, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the South Southwest

Vernon Parish

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

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Maine

Washington County

Our profile page for Smithville, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,325 miles [2,132.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Smithville, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the East Northeast

Caroline County

Our profile page for Smithville, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the East Northeast

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Smithville, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the East Northeast

Kent County

Our profile page for Smithville, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Smithville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Smithville, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,083 miles [1,742.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Kalkaska County

Our profile page for Smithville, Kalkaska County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Smithville, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Monroe County

Our profile page for Smithville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 177 miles [284.9 km] to the Southeast

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Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Smithville, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the Northwest

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Smithville, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,099 miles [1,768.7 km] to the East Northeast

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New Jersey

Atlantic County

Our profile page for Smithville, Atlantic County   [Map]
Distance: About 911 miles [1,466.1 km] to the East Northeast

Burlington County

Our profile page for Smithville, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Genesee County

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Smithville, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 939 miles [1,511.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Smithville, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the East

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Smithville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,422 miles [2,288.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Geauga County

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

Montgomery County

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Smithville, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the Northeast

Wyandot County

Our profile page for Smithville, Wyandot County   [Map]
Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

McCurtain County

Our profile page for Smithville, McCurtain County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Butler County

Our profile page for Smithville, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the Northeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Smithville, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Abbeville County

Our profile page for Smithville, Abbeville County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the East Southeast

Sumter County

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

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South Dakota

Meade County

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

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Tennessee

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Smithville, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the East

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Texas

Bastrop County

Our profile page for Smithville, Bastrop County   [Map]
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the Southwest

Gonzales County

Our profile page for Smithville, Gonzales County   [Map]
Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the Southwest

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Utah

Millard County

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

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Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Smithville, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,078 miles [1,734.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Accomack County

Our profile page for Smithville, Accomack County   [Map]
Distance: About 821 miles [1,321.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Klickitat County

Our profile page for Smithville, Klickitat County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,721 miles [2,769.7 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Smithville, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the East Northeast

Ritchie County

Our profile page for Smithville, Ritchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Smithville ...

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.

Buck Snort   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Smithville   [Map]
Burnt Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dixie   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Finch   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Goobertown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Green High   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Lake View   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lester   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Maysville (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Pine Knot   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rock Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

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About Craighead County

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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>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 Smithville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Smithville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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>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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<4>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 Smithville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.164 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.494 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.39 degrees.

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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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Smithville 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Smithville.



 
 
 

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