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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Smith, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Smith and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Smith and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Smith. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Smith.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a parish-by-parish basis. We have selected Winn Parish as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Winn Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Smith is near Grant Parish and also La Salle Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Grant Parish

Sighting report for La Salle Parish

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Smith.

How Far From Smith to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Smith 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 Smith once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Smith and extending to:

  • Winnfield [Map], which is the Seat of Winn Parish, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Smith to Winnfield, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 992 miles [1,596.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 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 6,862 miles [11,043.3 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 7,582 miles [12,202 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,457 miles [8,782.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Smith ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Smith.

While the name Smith is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 35 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Franklin County

Our profile page for Smith, Franklin County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Tallapoosa County

Our profile page for Smith, Tallapoosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the East.

Alberta

Our profile page for Smith   [Map]

Distance: About 1,916 miles [3,083.5 km] to the North Northwest.

Arkansas

Union County

Our profile page for Smith, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 84 miles [135.2 km] to the North.

California

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Smith, Humboldt County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,827 miles [2,940.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Shasta County

Our profile page for Smith, Shasta County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,742 miles [2,803.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Smith, Sussex County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Sussex County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Smith, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Taylor County

Our profile page for Smith, Taylor County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Taylor County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Indiana

Floyd County

Our profile page for Smith, Floyd County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Floyd County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Knox County

Our profile page for Smith, Knox County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Knox County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

LaPorte County

Our profile page for Smith, LaPorte County   [Map]

Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Kentucky

Harlan County

Our profile page for Smith, Harlan County   [Map]

Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the Northeast.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Smith, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Smith, Frederick County   [Map]

Distance: About 993 miles [1,598.1 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Smith, Saint Clair County

This community is historic.

Although located in Saint Clair County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Mississippi

Covington County

Our profile page for Smith, Covington County   [Map]

Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the East.

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Smith, Lauderdale County   [Map]

Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the East.

Neshoba County

Our profile page for Smith, Neshoba County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Neshoba County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Missouri

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Smith, Lincoln County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Lincoln County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Webster County

Our profile page for Smith, Webster County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Webster County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Nevada

Lyon County

Our profile page for Smith, Lyon County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,577 miles [2,537.9 km] to the West Northwest.

New Mexico

Eddy County

Our profile page for Smith, Eddy County

This community is historic.

Although located in Eddy County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

San Juan County

Our profile page for Smith, San Juan County

This community is historic.

Although located in San Juan County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Union County

Our profile page for Smith, Union County

This community is historic.

Although located in Union County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

North Carolina

Brunswick County

Our profile page for Smith, Brunswick County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Brunswick County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Rowan County

Our profile page for Smith, Rowan County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Stokes County

Our profile page for Smith, Stokes County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Stokes County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Ohio

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Smith, Muskingum County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 811 miles [1,305.2 km] to the Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Indiana County

Our profile page for Smith, Indiana County   [Map]

Distance: About 943 miles [1,517.6 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Smith, Berkeley County   [Map]

Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the East.

Chester County

Our profile page for Smith, Chester County   [Map]

Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Tennessee

Henderson County

Our profile page for Smith, Henderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Bell County

Our profile page for Smith, Bell County   [Map]

Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the West.

Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Smith, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,239 miles [1,994 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Smith ...

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.

Beech (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Smith   [Map]

Curry (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Flat Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hickory Valley   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Joyce   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Maxwells Old Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pleasant Hill (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Royal   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Salt (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Winn Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

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 Smith, 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' (or 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- Smith) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smith. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9135, Longitude: -92.4876     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smith 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 Smith 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 317.036 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.973 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.905 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Smith 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 parish. 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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