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Welcome to Smoot Creek ...

Smoot Creek is located in Letcher County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Smoot Creek, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1890.

A typical abbreviation for Smoot Creek: Smoot Crk. (or less commonly used: Smoot Ck. or Smoot Cr.)

Smoot Creek is 1,280 feet [390 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Smoot Creek lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Smoot Creek is within the boundaries of the (606) area code.

Communities near Smoot Creek ...

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

  • Hazard
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazard
    • Hazard is located in Perry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,785 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazard <4>
  • Jenkins
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Cumberland
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
    • Cumberland is located in Harlan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,854 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cumberland <4>
  • Whitesburg
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesburg
    • Whitesburg is located in Letcher County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,813 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesburg <4>
  • Appalachia
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Pound
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pound
    • Pound is located in Wise County (VA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 917 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pound <4>
  • Hindman
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hindman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hindman
    • Hindman is located in Knott County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 663 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hindman <4>
  • Lynch
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Fleming - Neon
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleming - Neon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleming - Neon
    • Fleming - Neon is located in Letcher County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 610 people
  • Pippa Passes
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pippa Passes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pippa Passes
    • Pippa Passes is located in Knott County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 606 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Smoot Creek ...

Looking for more information about Smoot Creek? 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 Smoot Creek, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Smoot Creek.

Adding Smoot Creek to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Smoot Creek in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Smoot Creek was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Smoot Creek post office opened in 1890.

We also found Smoot Creek in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Smoot Creek.

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

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Letcher, 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 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 Smoot Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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