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Welcome to Smith Center ...

The city of Smith Center is located in Smith County<1> and is the County Seat for Smith County.

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

A typical abbreviation for Smith Center: Smith Ctr. (or less commonly used: Smith Cen., Smith Cent. or Smith Cntr.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Smith Center has a population of 1,565 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Smith Center.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Smith Center: Named for J. Nelson Smith, a Major with the 2nd Colorado Cavalry and who was killed at the Battle of Westport.

Smith Center is 1,800 feet [549 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Smith Center: (785)

The ZIP code for Smith Center: 66967<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Smith Center had an population of 1,565 people. This is a decrease of 6.01% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.95% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Smith Center had a population of 1,665 people (or 43.21% of the total population of Smith County). This makes Smith Center the county's most populous community.

The population of Smith Center represents 0.06% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 143rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,665 people, the population of Smith Center decreased 13.78% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,931 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Smith Center.

Communities near Smith Center ...

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

  • Kensington [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kensington
    • Kensington [Smith County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Smith Center
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 433 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kensington
  • Agra [Phillips County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agra
    • Agra [Phillips County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Smith Center
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agra
  • Lebanon [Smith County]
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    • Lebanon [Smith County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Smith Center
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<7>
  • Kirwin [Phillips County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirwin
    • Kirwin [Phillips County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Smith Center
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirwin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirwin<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gaylord [Smith County]
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      • Gaylord [Smith County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Smith Center
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaylord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaylord
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaylord<7>
    • Portis [Osborne County]
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      • Portis [Osborne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Smith Center
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 92 people
      • Former name for Portis:
      • Bethany
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    • Esbon [Jewell County]
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      • Esbon [Jewell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Smith Center
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 91 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esbon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Esbon<7>
    • Athol [Smith County]
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      • Athol [Smith County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Smith Center
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40 people
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    • Cedar [Smith County]
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      • Cedar [Smith County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Smith Center
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Cedar:
      • Cedarville
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    • Bellaire [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellaire
      • Bellaire [Smith County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Smith Center
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellaire

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 Smith Center. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Smith Center.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Smith Center. 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 Smith Center.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Smith Center. Our list includes 24 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Smith Center.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Smith Center ...

Looking for more information about Smith Center? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Smith Center, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Smith Center.

Adding Smith Center to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Smith Center 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 Smith Center was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Smith Center on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Smith, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Smith Center.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Smith Center - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Smith Center). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Smith Center or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smith Center) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Smith Center. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Smith CenterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smith Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7794, Longitude: -98.7833       In this case, the coordinates for Smith Center have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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