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Welcome to Smiths ...

Smiths is located in Jackson County<1>.

The location of Smiths has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Smiths is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Smiths lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Smiths is located in the (563) area code.

Communities Also Named Smiths ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Iowa communities named Smiths: This one is located in Jackson County and the other is located in Decatur County.

Beyond Iowa, there are 21 communities that are also named Smiths - they are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts (2), Michigan (3), Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Smiths.

Communities near Smiths ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Smiths.

  • Dubuque [Dubuque County]
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    • Dubuque [Dubuque County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Smiths
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,781 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dubuque
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dubuque<5>
  • Galena [Jo Daviess County]
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    • Galena [Jo Daviess County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Smiths
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,151 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galena<5>
  • Bellevue [Jackson County]
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    • Bellevue [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the south of Smiths
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,185 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellevue have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellevue<5>
  • Jamestown [Grant County]
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    • Jamestown [Grant County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Smiths
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,122 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cuba City [Grant County]
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      • Cuba City [Grant County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Smiths
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,047 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • East Dubuque [Jo Daviess County]
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      • East Dubuque [Jo Daviess County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Smiths
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,565 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Dubuque<5>
    • Hazel Green [Grant County]
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      • Hazel Green [Grant County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Smiths
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,219 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazel Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hazel Green [Grant County]
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      • Hazel Green [Grant County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Smiths
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,080 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazel Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazel Green
    • Benton [Lafayette County]
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      • Benton [Lafayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Smiths
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 966 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
    • Preston [Jackson County]
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      • Preston [Jackson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Smiths
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 941 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Preston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Preston<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Smiths. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Smiths.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Smiths. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Smiths.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Smiths. See our Newspapers Page for Smiths.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Smiths ...

Looking for more information about Smiths? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Smiths, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Smiths.

Adding Smiths to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Smiths in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Smiths was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Smiths on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Iowa (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Smiths on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Smiths - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Smiths) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smiths. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3225, Longitude: -90.4310       In this case, the coordinates for Smiths have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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