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Smyrna, Arkansas
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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Smyrna 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 Smyrna 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 Smyrna once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Smyrna to:

  • Nashville [Map], which is the Seat of Howard County, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Smyrna to Nashville, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 113 miles [181.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,001 miles [1,611 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 57 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,809 miles [10,958 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 7,540 miles [12,134.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,418 miles [8,719.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

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

Clark County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 49 miles [78.9 km] to the East Southeast

Pope County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 120 miles [193.1 km] to the Northeast

White County

Our profile page for Smyrna, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 149 miles [239.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Houston County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the East Southeast

Randolph County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the East


Tulare County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Tulare County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,423 miles [2,290.1 km] to the West Northwest


Kent County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,081 miles [1,739.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Holmes County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Cobb County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the East

Morgan County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the East

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Decatur County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the Northeast

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Clarke County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the North

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the East Northeast

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De Soto Parish

Our profile page for Smyrna, De Soto Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 149 miles [239.8 km] to the South

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Aroostook County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,591 miles [2,560.5 km] to the Northeast

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Ionia County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Ionia County   [Map]
Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the Northeast

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Attala County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Attala County   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the East Southeast

Copiah County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Copiah County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the Southeast

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Nuckolls County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Nuckolls County   [Map]
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the North Northwest

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New York

Chenango County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Chenango County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,158 miles [1,863.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Carteret County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Carteret County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,003 miles [1,614.2 km] to the East

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Harrison County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 819 miles [1,318.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Lancaster County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,070 miles [1,722 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Newberry County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Newberry County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the East

York County

Our profile page for Smyrna, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the East

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Carroll County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the East Northeast

Marshall County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the East Northeast

Pickett County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Pickett County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the East Northeast

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the East Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Cass County

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

Harrison County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 107 miles [172.2 km] to the South Southwest

Montague County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Montague County   [Map]
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the West Southwest

Rains County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Rains County   [Map]
Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the Southwest

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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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Grant County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,584 miles [2,549.2 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.

Antimony (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest of Smyrna   [Map]
Cedar Hill (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Euclid   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Flowers Mill Crossing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Galena   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Holly Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Mineola   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pryor Ridge (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Red Hill (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Rough Edge (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Umpire   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Valley Ridge (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Howard County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 Smyrna, 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 starting in Smyrna. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 34.2421, Longitude: -94.1696     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smyrna 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 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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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.368 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.832 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.293 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 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 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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