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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Arkadelphia [Map], which is the Seat of Clark County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Smyrna to Arkadelphia, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 72 miles [115.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 963 miles [1,549.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,786 miles [10,921 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 7,515 miles [12,094.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,392 miles [8,677.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smyrna ...

We have found 37 communities that share the name Smyrna.

Within Arkansas, there are 3 communities which are also named Smyrna. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 34 communities in the United States - with 37 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

Howard County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Howard County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 49 miles [78.9 km] to the West Northwest

Pope County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 112 miles [180.2 km] to the North Northeast

White County

Our profile page for Smyrna, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 118 miles [189.9 km] to the Northeast


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Houston County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the East Southeast

Randolph County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the East

California

Tulare County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Tulare County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,472 miles [2,369 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,044 miles [1,680.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Holmes County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Cobb County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the East

Morgan County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the East

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Indiana

Decatur County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the Northeast

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Iowa

Clarke County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the North

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the Northeast

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Louisiana

De Soto Parish

Our profile page for Smyrna, De Soto Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 139 miles [223.7 km] to the South Southwest

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,562 miles [2,513.8 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Ionia County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Ionia County   [Map]
Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Attala County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the East Southeast

Copiah County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Copiah County   [Map]
Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the Southeast

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Nebraska

Nuckolls County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Nuckolls County   [Map]
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the North Northwest

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New York

Chenango County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Chenango County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,127 miles [1,813.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Carteret County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Carteret County   [Map]
Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the East

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Ohio

Harrison County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,034 miles [1,664.1 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Newberry County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Newberry County   [Map]
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the East

York County

Our profile page for Smyrna, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Carroll County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the East Northeast

Marshall County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the East Northeast

Pickett County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Pickett County   [Map]
Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the East Northeast

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the East Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Cass County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the South Southwest

Harrison County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 118 miles [189.9 km] to the Southwest

Montague County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Montague County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the West

Rains County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Rains County   [Map]
Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Bedford County

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

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Washington

Grant County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,628 miles [2,620 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Smyrna ...

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.

Clear Spring   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Smyrna   [Map]
Delight   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Halfway   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Haretown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Love Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Meeks Settlement   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Native (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Pike Junction   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Piney Grove   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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The Communities of Arkansas

About Clark County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clark County: www.clarkcountyarkansas.com/

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' distance beginning in Smyrna. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smyrna) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smyrna. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0623, Longitude: -93.3388     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smyrna 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 Smyrna 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 317.808 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.155 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.951 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 Smyrna, 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Smyrna 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 Smyrna.



 
 
 

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