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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 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:

  • Russellville [Map], which is the Seat of Pope County, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Smyrna to Russellville, with an average speed<2> 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 73 miles [117.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 51 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,689 miles [10,764.9 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 7,422 miles [11,944.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,300 miles [8,529.5 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

Clark County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 112 miles [180.2 km] to the South Southwest

Howard County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Howard County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 120 miles [193.1 km] to the Southwest

White County

Our profile page for Smyrna, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 66 miles [106.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Houston County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the East Southeast

Randolph County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the East Southeast


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


Kent County

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

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Holmes County

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

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Cobb County

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

Morgan County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the East Southeast

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Decatur County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the East Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Clarke County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the North

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the East Northeast

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De Soto Parish

Our profile page for Smyrna, De Soto Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Aroostook County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,476 miles [2,375.4 km] to the Northeast

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Ionia County

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

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Attala County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Attala County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the Southeast

Copiah County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Copiah County   [Map]
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the South Southeast

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Nuckolls County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Nuckolls County   [Map]
Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Chenango County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Chenango County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Carteret County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Carteret County   [Map]
Distance: About 925 miles [1,488.6 km] to the East

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Harrison County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Lancaster County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 965 miles [1,553 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Newberry County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Newberry County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the East

York County

Our profile page for Smyrna, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the East

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Carroll County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the East

Marshall County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the East

Pickett County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Pickett County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the East

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the East

Warren County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the East

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Cass County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the South Southwest

Harrison County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the South Southwest

Montague County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Montague County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the West Southwest

Rains County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Rains County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 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 1,577 miles [2,537.9 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.

Ben Hur   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest of Smyrna   [Map]
Chimes   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Freeman Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Lost Corner   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Magic Springs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Okay (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Raspberry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Sand Gap   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Solo   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tag   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Welcome Home   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Zion Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [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 Smyrna. 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.

John Carter
  Actor. He was born in Center Ridge (Arkansas) on Saturday November 26, 1927 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday May 23, 2015 at an age of 87.

Center Ridge [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Smyrna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Carter<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from 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: 35.6509, Longitude: -92.9199     [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 317.677 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.211 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.504 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 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 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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<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:

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