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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 town such as Smithville to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Walnut Ridge [Map], which is the Seat of Lawrence County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Smithville to Walnut Ridge, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,606 miles [10,631.3 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 7,336 miles [11,806.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,213 miles [8,389.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

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

Craighead County

Our profile page for Smithville, Craighead County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 43 miles [69.2 km] to the East Southeast

Miller County

Our profile page for Smithville, Miller County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the Southwest

Union County

Our profile page for Smithville, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the South Southwest


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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 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 1,709 miles [2,750.4 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 495 miles [796.6 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Peoria County

Our profile page for Smithville, Peoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the North Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Smithville, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the Northeast

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Indiana

Monroe County

Our profile page for Smithville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the Northeast

Owen County

Our profile page for Smithville, Owen County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 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 345 miles [555.2 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Smithville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Smithville, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 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 1,354 miles [2,179.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Maryland

Calvert County

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

Caroline County

Our profile page for Smithville, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 872 miles [1,403.3 km] to the East Northeast

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Smithville, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the East Northeast

Kent County

Our profile page for Smithville, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 858 miles [1,380.8 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Smithville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 809 miles [1,302 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Smithville, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,114 miles [1,792.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Kalkaska County

Our profile page for Smithville, Kalkaska County   [Map]
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Smithville, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Monroe County

Our profile page for Smithville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the Southeast

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Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Smithville, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the Northwest

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Smithville, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,130 miles [1,818.6 km] to the East Northeast

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New Jersey

Atlantic County

Our profile page for Smithville, Atlantic County   [Map]
Distance: About 947 miles [1,524 km] to the East Northeast

Burlington County

Our profile page for Smithville, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 938 miles [1,509.6 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 965 miles [1,553 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Smithville, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the East

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Smithville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,453 miles [2,338.4 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 607 miles [976.9 km] to the Northeast

Wyandot County

Our profile page for Smithville, Wyandot County   [Map]
Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

McCurtain County

Our profile page for Smithville, McCurtain County   [Map]
Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 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 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the East Northeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Smithville, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 859 miles [1,382.4 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 526 miles [846.5 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 306 miles [492.5 km] to the East

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Texas

Bastrop County

Our profile page for Smithville, Bastrop County   [Map]
Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the Southwest

Gonzales County

Our profile page for Smithville, Gonzales County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 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 1,107 miles [1,781.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Accomack County

Our profile page for Smithville, Accomack County   [Map]
Distance: About 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the East

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Washington

Klickitat County

Our profile page for Smithville, Klickitat County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,681 miles [2,705.3 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Smithville, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the East Northeast

Ritchie County

Our profile page for Smithville, Ritchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 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.

Center   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West of Smithville   [Map]
Driftwood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Frisbee (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Hogan   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lauratown   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Lynn   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Opposition (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Ravenden   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Reed (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Strawberry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Smithville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Smithville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0804, Longitude: -91.3026     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smithville 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 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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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.656 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.084 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.694 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 Smithville, 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 (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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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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