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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Smithville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories 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, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Smithville to:

  • El Dorado [Map], which is the Seat of Union County, lies just to the West.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 106 miles [170.6 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Smithville to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,799 miles [10,941.9 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 7,523 miles [12,107.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,399 miles [8,688.8 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 219 miles [352.4 km] to the North Northeast

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Smithville, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the North Northeast

Miller County

Our profile page for Smithville, Miller County   [Map]
Distance: About 75 miles [120.7 km] to the West


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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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 1,718 miles [2,764.9 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 492 miles [791.8 km] to the East

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Illinois

Peoria County

Our profile page for Smithville, Peoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the North Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Smithville, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Indiana

Monroe County

Our profile page for Smithville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the Northeast

Owen County

Our profile page for Smithville, Owen County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the North 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 515 miles [828.8 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Smithville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the Northeast

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Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Smithville, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 131 miles [210.8 km] to the South

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 1,527 miles [2,457.5 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Smithville, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the East Northeast

Caroline County

Our profile page for Smithville, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,013 miles [1,630.3 km] to the East Northeast

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Smithville, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 979 miles [1,575.5 km] to the East Northeast

Kent County

Our profile page for Smithville, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,006 miles [1,619 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Smithville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 956 miles [1,538.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Smithville, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,281 miles [2,061.6 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Kalkaska County

Our profile page for Smithville, Kalkaska County   [Map]
Distance: About 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Smithville, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 930 miles [1,496.7 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Monroe County

Our profile page for Smithville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Smithville, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the North Northwest

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Smithville, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,299 miles [2,090.5 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Atlantic County

Our profile page for Smithville, Atlantic County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,093 miles [1,759 km] to the East Northeast

Burlington County

Our profile page for Smithville, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,090 miles [1,754.2 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 1,150 miles [1,850.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Smithville, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Smithville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,617 miles [2,602.3 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 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the Northeast

Wyandot County

Our profile page for Smithville, Wyandot County   [Map]
Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

McCurtain County

Our profile page for Smithville, McCurtain County   [Map]
Distance: About 146 miles [235 km] to the Northwest

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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 877 miles [1,411.4 km] to the Northeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Smithville, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,014 miles [1,631.9 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 595 miles [957.6 km] to the East

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 427 miles [687.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Bastrop County

Our profile page for Smithville, Bastrop County   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the Southwest

Gonzales County

Our profile page for Smithville, Gonzales County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 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 1,281 miles [2,061.6 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Accomack County

Our profile page for Smithville, Accomack County   [Map]
Distance: About 988 miles [1,590 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Klickitat County

Our profile page for Smithville, Klickitat County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,735 miles [2,792.2 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Smithville, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the Northeast

Ritchie County

Our profile page for Smithville, Ritchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the 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.

El Dorado   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Smithville   [Map]
Griffin (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Joyce City   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lisbon   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Little Bay   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Lloyd Ford   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pigeon Hill   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Sandy Bend   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sandy Land   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Smackover   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Snow Hill   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Strong   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Smithville. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Willie Frazier
  Professional football. He was born in El Dorado (Arkansas) on Friday June 19, 1942 and died in Houston (Texas) on Thursday September 5, 2013 at an age of 71. He was buried at Paradise North Cemtery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

El Dorado [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Smithville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Frazier<9>
 
William Edward 'Little Willie' John
  Singer, entertainer. He was born in Cullendale (Arkansas) on Monday November 15, 1937 and died in Walla Walla (Washington) on Sunday May 26, 1968 at an age of 30. He was buried at Detroit Memorial Park East (Michigan).

Cullendale [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Smithville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Edward 'Little Willie' John

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About Union County

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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 Union County: www.co.union.ar.us/

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 from 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: 33.2251, Longitude: -92.5749     [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 317.232 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.374 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.748 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 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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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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